Pros and Cons
- many 1080p HD videos
- great Rabbit's discounted price
- good user features
- limited pagination when browsing
- no advanced search engine
- limited trial
Next Door World has been re-branded as Next Door Studios and I suppose for some people it might help clear up any confusion about what they will discover on the site. After all, for some folks, they probably recognize the studio name as being behind a lot of hot gay porn, both online and on DVD. For others, changing "World" to "Studios" won't clear up what I imagine is an incorrect, commonly held assumption that this collection features amateurs.
Well, one of the sites that can be accessed via your membership to the NextDoorStudios network is Next Door Casting. Despite my initial skepticism, I did end up admitting that its fresh-faced performers seemed nervous enough that it was plausible they didn't have much experience on camera. However, it's really the exception that proves the rule, because although many of them are gay-for-pay players, most of the men on this network are gay pornstars.
Moreover, when you feast your eyes on the 3,554 videos, you will realize that they're anything but amateur productions. And it's not just because so many of the new ones are in Full HD, but also because the production values are rather high. At least that's true of anything newer than, say, a decade ago - some of the very earliest content from sites like Tommy D XXX and Stroke That Dick does look less professionally shot.
To be honest, it's not those sites that interest me the most. I find some of the newest network additions the most interesting, like Next Door Raw. And, yes, part of the attraction is the bareback sex, but that's only because some of the hardcore action on the other sites seems almost clinical or sterile. I know that with some of the gay-for-pay pornstars employed by this studio that they've been known to simulate the penetration. But they aren't faking the raw poles sliding into tight assholes.
I also appreciate that this network brings you 3,191 photo galleries that often have high-res images. You see, there are some truly beautiful specimens on the various sites and I love that when I find a guy with a hot bod, handsome face and big throbbing rod, I can download his galleries in handy Zip files. Many of the guys are white jocks with little body hair and besides occasionally finding a hairier dude, as well as twinks and twunks on Next Door Twink, thanks to sites like Next Door Ebony, you will also encounter men of color.
As far as the interface goes, you can browse just the videos or just the photos, as well as all the updates from all the sites or just one of them. You can keep track of your favorite scenes and there are user ratings and comments - in fact, members seem to provide a lot of feedback. You can sort the content and there are keyword tags, but there isn't an advanced search engine, really. There's only a basic search, although at least you can filter your results by movies, guys or photos. Also, the pagination is limited to browsing only a few pages at a time.
Some sites aren't updating at all, but the network is still growing multiple times per week. They've added 18 scenes in the last month alone, which is nothing to sneeze at - cum over, maybe, but not sneeze. And I've saved the best tidbit for last, which is the price. Join through Rabbit's lets you access a discount that makes the already enticing Next Door Studios even more appealing.