Bel Ami Online is one of the landmark producers of high quality gay porn specializing in twinks and jocks from central Europe. The website began in 1998 and has evolved quite a bit over the years. The site has an eye-catching tour offering hot scene and model previews and the promise of a huge amount of material. Bel Ami's high production standards result in some stunning content. Over time, the scenes have become much more explicit and now feature great close-ups of the penetration, breeding and cream pies, as a few years ago they started filming barebacking, which they call condom free.
The core of the site has always been its collection of truly gorgeous Slovak, Hungarian, and Czech models from 18 to 25. Many could rightly be called sex gods. The European focus means lots of uncut cocks, some of which are very big; Trevor Yates has one that should have its own zip code. More recently, performers from other countries, including the US, have been added. All are generally smooth, slim to well built but not over muscled, and tattoos are a rarity. The Models pages feature 278 guys, but the list is not complete, Bel Ami must offer over a thousand models.
Bel Ami currently offers 2,062 videos - 1,180 hardcore videos, 720 solos, and 162 backstage vids. The site usually adds something new every day - a video, a picture set or a featured model - so there's always something new for members. Although the updates, like most things on the site, are undated, the date of the first comment for each is a good guide as to when it was released.
Many new scenes premiere here before being released on DVD, and these scenes are among the most expensive gay porn produced, often filmed in exotic locations with the most beautiful models anywhere. The site concentrates on newer material; scenes over five years old are rare as there is a constant churn of scenes. Scenes added in 2012 have been removed already, but there's always plenty of new content being added.
The Bel Ami Online videos are DRM-free, most offered in MP4 and WMV formats, the newer MP4s sized at 1440x816, the older sized at 960x540 at good quality. The newer WMVs are sized at 960x540, also at good quality, and each video is available as a smaller MP4 for mobiles that should play on most cell phones and portable devices including iPhone and iPad. The oldest WMVs are sized at 800x600 but instead of MP4s, they're offered with small M4Vs and QuickTime videos at 320x240. All videos are also available to stream, the newer sized at 960x540 and the oldest at 720x540. Most of the videos are downloadable full scenes with good sound, professional lighting, and they play smoothly and enlarge well.
Bel Ami offers 699 exclusive pic sets, and these are divided into five categories: Pin-Ups, Couples, Action Pictures, Art Collections, and Photo Flashbacks. These digital stills are beautifully posed and lit, and they show off the models to absolute perfection. Over 1,100 sets of screencaps are found not only on video pages, but also on the models' pages. All sets can be downloaded and individual images can be right-click saved.
The main extra is the site's engagement with its members. Updates and models can be rated, and comments left about new material; there are many comments on all video and gallery pages. The forum is fairly active, and Bel Ami staff, including supremo George Duroy, contribute and take notice of what's said. Some members on the forum have made friends there, and there's a lot of talk about the site's models and content. There's a link to the forum near the top right of the main member pages.
The MOVIES section is actually sample videos, not full scenes or clips; there are 234 Bel Ami DVDs listed, each with a two- to three-minute trailer. While not technically content, there's over seven hours of video previews.
The site's organization and removal of videos are the issues worth mentioning. It can be hard to find what you're looking for; a search function would be handy so if you're looking only for redheads or outdoor scenes, you wouldn't have to browse through over 1,800 scenes to find them. Also whenever I hit my back button, I found myself back on the tour; if you want to avoid this, just click buttons and page numbers instead of hitting back.
Bel Ami Online leads the way in premier high quality gay porn on the web with a great looking site and some of the hottest jocks and twinks anywhere. So many guys, frequent updates, so much sex, over 2,000 downloadable videos, all DRM-free so you can keep the vids you save forever. And there's plenty of member interaction due to the forum and many comments on the videos. The backstage videos let us see the guys throwing snowballs and messing around on the set, hanging out, in photo shoots, not to mention the interviews. Bel Ami is one of our favorite sites due to their gorgeous college-aged European boys in some of the best hardcore and solo action ever filmed. While nothing in life is perfect, Bel Ami Online comes close.