For over three decades Falcon Studios has been entertaining gay men with erotic and hardcore videos, and they bring together their seven DVD brands - Falcon, Mustang, Jocks, Falcon International, Str8Men, and their newest line called Falcon Edge - together in one massive site. Falcon's models have always been the cream of the crop and consistently set the standards and trends in the gay porn industry. It's been a couple of years since our last review and there have been some changes in the company and the site, so it's time to visit the site and see what's new.
It's difficult to describe the men at Falcon because the studio has been around for over 30 years. They've gone through various phases: blonds, mustaches, round bubble butts, slender and ripped guys or beefcake and chiseled muscle hunks, and you'll find a mix of furry and smooth guys. There have been muscle jocks, beach bums, surfers, cowboys, leather dudes, daddies, pretty boys, muscle hunks and I could go on. Falcon has featured the hottest and biggest names in the business and continues introducing us to sexy new hunks.
Generally speaking, the guys at Falcon Studios range throughout their twenties and thirties. But not every guy looks like he spends four hours a day in the gym. Some of the guys are slender with athletic or well-defined bodies, others are chiseled or beefier with more muscle. Beyond that, there's just too much variety to give a detailed and precise description and, like I said, it varies from year to year and across the three decades.
Likewise, Falcon offers a wide variety of sex. About the only things you won't find are hardcore BDSM and water sports, and there's no bareback sex here except for the videos Falcon produced before the era of safer sex, which are also called pre-condom classics. But you'll find horny men sucking and fucking everywhere - bedrooms, hotels, warehouses, locker rooms and showers, indoors and outdoors, in barns, ski chalets, factories, offices - just about anywhere you can get it on. The men have sex in duos, trios, fourgies, and groups with plenty of rimming, cock sucking and hot sweaty fucking.
A couple of years ago Falcon Studios merged with Raging Stallion Studios, and while each runs a separate site, they do share content, a DVD store and a blog. During the summer of 2014, they acquired Hot House Entertainment, and shortly thereafter Falcon Studios Group emerged as the company managing all three studios. This is a good news / bad news scenario for fans and surfers. The merger of three studios means that members get access to more content, but if you're a Falcon purist, you might not welcome content from the brother studios.
Falcon Studios currently offers 2,755 videos (2,513 are Falcon productions) that are full scenes from 798 DVD titles, almost 700 of which are Falcon productions. I hate continuing to mention Falcon's 30+ years of filming, but it's important to realize that there's quite a difference in quality over the years; some of the early videos were even filmed in black and white. The videos themselves play in an embedded player and range in size from 720x480 on older releases with 3 or 4 resolutions to 960x550 on newer videos with up to 7 resolutions including full HD. The site uses a full-streaming server, so fast-forwarding or jumping around the scenes is pretty seamless. The DRM-free videos play smoothly, and they're compatible with most mobiles, but they aren't available for download.
You can sort the videos by their various brands, i.e. Falcon, Mustang, etc., or you can sort them by latest, popular or top rated. Or you can use the category drop-down menu to find specific things like double penetration, auto fellatio, group sex, facials, dildos or types of men like bodybuilders, black men, Latinos, or hairy guys. You can also head into the Models section and see all 2,000 guys on the Falcon site.
There are also 3,497 picture sets offering anywhere from one photo to 20 or so. The sizes of photos varies by age; the newest are the biggest at 1280x1920 and the oldest pictures can be as small as 474x690. While most of the pictures are production stills or "glamour" shots, i.e. guys posing or simulating sex, you will also find some screen captures, and some of those are in black and white.
Let's talk about issues. First is the pre-checked offer on the billing page that signs you up for a 3-day trial for Next Door Buddies, and if you don't cancel it, you'll be billed $29.95 monthly. But it's easy enough to deselect the offer if you don't want it. When joining the site, you are automatically signed up to receive emails, and you can't opt out till after you join. When exiting or entering the billing page to the join page, you may get a pop-up, but it's pretty easy to close. Falcon used to offer archives of past shows, but these have been discontinued and removed from the site. In their place is a live web cam site that costs extra to fully enjoy. Members used to get a 50% discount on Falcon store purchases, but I didn't see anything saying that Falcon was or wasn't still offering this.
The final issue involves the weekly updates and how they're displayed. The site used to offer two new videos each week, now they're offering three, but for some, there may be a catch. The updates aren't always Falcon Studios releases; the updates with the "Falcon Member Exclusive" flag on it is actually from one of their brother sites. This week, the latest update is called Pitching Tents and it's a Falcon production, however the other two updates this week are tagged as Falcon Member Exclusives and one is from Raging Stallion while the other is from Hot House. So while members do get three weekly updates, only one will be from Falcon.
Falcon Studios offers men from over three decades of filming, so you can expect plenty of muscle hunks, jocks and plenty of top name porn stars. The studio continues to produce new DVDs every month, and whether they're adding their own videos or those from brother studios, they're still giving members three updates weekly on top of the over 2,700 streaming videos already on the site. You could jack off three times a day and watch a new scene each time and it would still take you over two years to stroke your way through the entire Falcon catalog. And that's a damned good deal.