Gay Star Network is a mega-site with the sort of design that I prefer, because although sometimes a mega-site just gives you a homepage with links to the individual sites, here all the content from the 17 sites is integrated into one interface. There are sections for the videos and the pics (of course, you can still filter by sitename if you prefer), as well as a model index.
Considerable time had passed without an update, but then they suddenly added 11 scenes over a two-day period. So now GayStarNetwork brings you 1,341 videos with good-quality playback. You can download them in MP4s that can also be streamed in an embedded Flash player and you can skip ahead or back at any point. When you hover over the video's progress bar below the player, a small screenshot displays that lets you preview the action at 20-second intervals.
You'll also find 207 sets of high-res pics to download in Zip files. Unfortunately, it's been well over two years since the last photos were added. All the movies come with vid caps, which is handy, because the photo spreads don't necessarily correspond to the videos.
You will see lots of muscular hunks and twinks in solo and hardcore action, including bareback and group sex, on Big Cocks And Jocks, Club Turk Melrose, Bareback 101, Bisex 101, Barely Twinks and Studs Over 40. You can also browse by 15 categories, including body types like bears, sex acts like deep throat and by location. All the scenes come from DVDs, so you can also browse that way as well. Finally, there are 11 studios as yet another way to check out related footage.
You get lots of navigational features, including saving your favorites, an advanced search and sorting options based on ratings, number of comments, popularity, date and more. Clearly that means you can rate and comment on the scenes yourself. Every scene has a list of keyword tags and you can add your own if you want. There are links to each of the performers' page in the model index, where you'll find a few stats and each guy's shoots.
I would say that the biggest problem with the content is that it's not from very recent productions. No, I don't think it qualifies as retro per se, but a lot of it is from the early to mid-'00s and probably some of it from the '90s. I suppose you could overlook the haircuts and some overzealous manscaping that is so not de rigueur these days. After all, horny cocksuckers giving blowjobs and bottom boys taking it up the ass will never go out of fashion.
You also get access to other networks, but before you get too excited I should tell you that one of them has tranny content and the other is dedicated to straight action. There are no gay bonuses. Overall, Gay Star Network is a good-quality site worth your money even if it's no longer updating.
|By: Will Peters|
|Number of Reviews: 1486|
|Average Score: 64.1|
$19.95/30 days (Reg. $
|Limited Trial $2.95/2 days, rebills at $29.95|
|Cross Sales: 1 pre-checked (Only on trial)|
|Pic sets: 207+||Pics per set: 100||Zip sets: Yes|
|Pic Res: 1024x768||High Res: Yes|
|Number of movies: 1341+||HD Porn: No||Streaming: Yes|
|Average Length: 16 mins||Full length videos: Yes||Download Limits: Yes
(Daily, 100 videos)
MP4 (640x480; 1500k)
MP4 (640x480; 1500k; streaming)
|Independent Biller(s):||CCBill, Epoch|
Pros & Cons
-zipped photo sets
-no recent updates