Kristen Bjorn is one of the best known gay porn directors around. He made his first movie in 1989, and he's been bringing us the hottest European and South American hunks he can find. But every porn performer has to start somewhere, usually with an audition reel. KB Castings features audition videos where newcomers are usually paired up with experienced performers. And just because these are auditions doesn't mean they're slapped-together quickies - the guys auditioning are amateurs, but the videos are shot professionally.
The men on KB Castings are mostly in their twenties and thirties, and they're a mix of established gay porn performers, newcomers and lesser-known porn regulars. Most are European with the majority coming from Spain, but there are some French, British, German and Czech men, as well as 28 black/blatino men and a few dozen guys from South America. Kristen Bjorn tends to favor smooth men, but doesn't shy away from hairy hunks, guys with furry asses and men wearing face scruff or beards. While some of the men have slender, athletic bodies (with and without tattoos), most have well-defined to muscular bodies. And of course, there are lots of uncut cocks.
While "casting couch" is often a euphemism for "let the director fuck you and you've got the part", the action here is between men wanting to perform in porn videos. The site says that these "interviews" are usually between an established performer and a newcomer, but this isn't always the case. There are plenty of scenes between known performers to see if they have what Kristen Bjorn is looking for.
The men explore the whole menu from kissing and touching to sucking and fucking. These are generally simple sessions in a condo, house or hotel suite that don't often involve elaborate sets, and when the scenes open, the men generally get right to it. These are largely duos, but there are 56 threeways, as well. The videos often feature condom sex, but the site is now shooting some bareback action, as well as importing some videos from Kristen Bjorn's Lover's Lane series with real-life couples in raw action.
There are 397 videos in the member area, and 378 of them fall under Casting Couch section. These are streaming videos in MP4 format that play at 990x550 and work not only on desktop computers but also on most mobiles. The quality is good amateur to very good quality, and the site has fast servers so that fast forwarding isn't an issue. KB Castings also has 19 "Web Series" videos; the Reality Porn section no longer offers any vids. There is a section called "Famous First Timers", and while these videos are also listed in the Casting Couch section, they're worthy of note as these vids feature first-timers who later went on to become porn stars.
Each episode has a picture set. These are good amateur quality (or better) digital stills, the newer sized at 1094x1642 (the newer Web Series pics larger at 1365x2048) and the oldest at 450x600. You can save the pictures individually or download entire sets in zip files, and while there are no slideshows, you can easily navigate from pic to pic using the arrows at the lower left of each photo. There are between 10 and 38 pictures per set.
Now let's talk about updates. There are still no dates on the updates and no schedule listed, but the site has added 51 videos in the past two and a half years. That being said, after doing a little research, it appears the site updates about twice a month; they've added five videos in the past two and a half months and 14 videos in the past seven and a half months.
KB Castings is actually a pared-down version of Kristen Bjorn's main site, which features over 900 scenes. KB Castings offers the same Casting Couch videos that you'll find inside Kristen Bjorn. That shouldn't be a problem if you haven't recently been a member of Kristen Bjorn and are primarily interested in the casting videos.
There are some issues to be aware of. There's a pre-checked email list sign-up on the join page right under where you input your date of birth; it's easy to uncheck if you don't want to receive emails. When exiting the join page, there's a pop-up, but it's pretty easy to close. There are links on the navbar leading to other Kristen Bjorn sites, but these aren't included in your membership. While not exactly an issue, I was disappointed that the videos aren't offered for download. And last, we've mentioned the lack of update dates or schedule, but while the tour offers weekly updates, the site is averaging an update every other week.
Kristen Bjorn has always featured very hot men in their videos, and KB Castings is a good way of seeing auditioning up-and-coming performers and some of your favorites. Many of the Casting Couch men have gone on to become big names in the business; in fact, you'll find some of their bigger stars like Harry Louis, Lucio Saints, Diesel O'Green and Jean Franko in the "Famous First Timers" section. I'm a hound for Spanish men and uncut cocks, so I'm pretty turned on by the hunks here. There are almost 400 videos and updates about every two weeks, not to mention nice low prices. KB Castings doesn't bog you down with a lot of extras and stuff you don't want, just horny and steamy sex between very hot European men.