Pros and Cons
- mostly high-def videos
- advanced search
- can save favorites
- expensive membership
- no longer updating
- nonexclusive content
Pride Movie Pass is a giant archive of DVDs, so you obviously don't get any exclusive content here. Rather than offering them as pay-per-view vids, they advertise a monthly membership with unlimited downloads. However, once I logged in I could only find streaming options.
There are just under 1,100 DVD titles from over 65 major gay porn production houses. Some of the smut on PrideMoviePass looks somewhat dated, with an '80s or '90s look, but there are more recent releases too. They've stopped putting date stamps on their updates and they've taken down their countdown clock that marked the time until the next update - probably because they stopped updating altogether.
You can stream the 4,400 scenes in full-length files or in clips. All in all, you can mostly expect high-def playback from the MP4s that appear in an embedded Flash player. You can also view lower-quality files if you have a slower connection speed. There aren't any pics, just six thumbnails to label each scene and, of course, you can view the front and back of each DVD.
I moved past the circa 1994 hairdos on a couple of dudes to enjoy a DVD covering Montreal's gay nightlife. It focused on one club, but managed to combine barebacking and threesomes. The French accents on some of the studs was a definite plus.
You can browse by performer name, studio, highest-rated and niche, as well as check out the highest-rated scenes and most viewed. You can also create your own list of favorites. There is a search engine that will comb through the written descriptions as well as the titles or studios to find possible matches. There's a lot of variety covered, from ebony to interracial to bareback to blue collar to fetish.
You used to get two bonus movie sites, DVD Movie Pass and Tranny Movie Pass, but these days you need to pay extra to access them. It's just as well, though, because you might not be all that interested in them anyway if you're just into gay porn.
The content here looks good for the most part and there is certainly enough of it to satisfy most fans. Obviously it would benefit them to reinstate the download option, but that isn't really the biggest issue for me. For me, Pride Movie Pass is too pricey for what you're getting.