Pros and Cons
- exclusive content
- multiple video formats
- downloadable videos
- average-quality videos
- discontinued updates
- minimal extras
brings you hot studs of the supposedly straight persuasion and it's all about solo masturbation. It has your typical reality porn premise. A dude puts an ad in the paper looking for guys who want to be pornstars. He also approaches random fellows with a similar proposition. He implies that they're trying out for heterosexual roles, but convinces them to do a screen test. It involves the fellows masturbating on camera for him and some say no right away. I guess he tried his luck one too many times, since there hasn't been any new content since 2006.
At any rate, HardIssues has 22 movies. To be precise, these include brief clips where two of the models refused to proceed, so they don't really count for much. The vids can be downloaded and they're available as Windows Media files, MPEGs and QuickTime files. The flicks offer poor to average-quality playback.
The scenes are surprisingly long. They last about 20 to 25 minutes, except for the lads who won't do it at all. They show the pickup, the bait and the switch. You'll see the wannabe performers as they strip and are put through all sorts of often silly poses. Then it's time for the audition to get to the climax. Rods are pulled out and jerked off by the would-be stars while the camera rolls.
There are 16 photo galleries as well. There are no handy Zip files to download. There is a quite a variety of models and some look more the part than others do. There are slim hairless guys, ones who are more athletic and a few that have average builds too. I have to say that my favorite one has a cute face, hot bod and giant dick and I think he's done other gay porn. Whether he continued doing gay-for-pay or isn't straight is not for me to say.
There are no bonus sites, there is merely a link to a video-on-demand site. It has been branded with the main site name. Obviously, it really doesn't add any value to the site since you have to pay to see anything worth seeing, but you can take a look a few racy screenshots from the flicks.
In the end, Hard Issues doesn't have too much to offer and it hasn't updated in ages. As such, you'd probably be better off spending your money elsewhere.