Pros and Cons
- HD quality for the newer movies
- exclusive content
- some good user features
- download limit
- streams have to load before skipping
- limited pagination while browsing
No, Shadow Lane isn't the porn name of voice-over actor and host of "America's Top 40" from 1988 to 1995, Shadoe Stevens. In fact it isn't even the name of a person. Rather, it's the name of a well-respected spanking production company and that's the type of content that fills the site. I also saw anal-plugging, blowjobs and sex, but for the most part ShadowLane is about spanking.
The site's motto is, "The romance of discipline" and that idea does seem to permeate the content. The girls are quite sexy, both the submissive and dominant ones, and everyone involved does genuinely enjoy the roles they play. There's a categories section should you want to narrow down your search for something a little more specific. Or check out the model index.
However, one annoying issue that came up was the fact that I could only skip ahead a few pages at a time while browsing the sections, with no option to jump right to the last page or back to the first. This caused a lot more clicking than there needs to be and it will only get worse as the site continues to grow, but a growing site is always a plus of course.
The 455 movies can be streamed in an embedded Flash player and downloaded in MP4 files. The bit rates varied, but I found that they were mostly 480p resolutions, with 720p among the newer ones. As for the photo sets they were also easy to find in their own section and I counted 164 galleries. All the sets can be downloaded in Zip files and you'll find high-res images. For each set, as well as for each scene, you can leave a comment and rate it on a 5-star scale.
Everything is dated, but the update schedule seems to be a little erratic, with a new video being added every 1-2 weeks. Still, in the end, if you're looking for some good spanking action with some hardcore mixed in, like anal, then Shadow Lane is worth checking out. Take note of the download limit, though, and the fact that you don't get any bonus sites, just discounts to other paysites.