Next Door Casting opened in early May 2015, and gives us guys in their hardcore audition videos. Lots of guys think they have what it takes to be a porn star, but no matter how good looking or hung he is, a guy still has to do a screen test. Can he perform? Can he get a hard-on and cum on demand? Can he work with whomever walks through the door? And does he have fiery chemistry with his scene partner?
Markie More debuted with Next Door back in February 2014, and he filmed ten other scenes before he landed this gig auditioning newcomers and porn hopefuls. Since then, he has appeared in all but one of the Next Door Castings videos, but that's not to say he'll be doing them forever. More is a good-looking guy who often wears glasses in his scenes, he's sporting a well-defined body with quite a bit of ink, and he's versatile, so he's perfect for the casting couch.
You might expect all of the guys on Next Door Casting to be fresh faces doing their first shoots, but that's not the case. I had seen seven of these newcomers on other sites, and while I'd still classify them as new, they're not exactly first-timers. Paul Canon (one of their latest) had filmed dozens of videos for Broke Straight Boys. Still, most of the guys on the site are just breaking into the business.
The performers here have nice bodies, some a little slimmer or more muscular than others, but all of them are gym fit. A handful have beards, a couple had some body hair, but most are smooth, and a few had some ink, but only two of them were more heavily tattooed than Markie More. While Next Door runs jock, twink and ebony sites, all of the guys here except one have been white, and most are athletic and jock types with no twink auditions yet.
The videos start off with a short blurb from Markie More who tells us a little a bit about the guy he's about to audition, something like this: "He's good looking and I've seen his butt and can't wait to fuck it." Then the porn hopeful introduces himself and gives some stats before Markie comes to talk briefly about what's going to happen. And then they do it all: kissing, sucking, rimming, fucking, and shooting their loads, of course. As I said, More is versatile so he bottoms or tops depending on his scene partner, and sometimes, if we're lucky, they flip flop.
The scenes are filmed at the Next Door mansion, most in living room and bedroom settings, although one was filmed in the gym and another in the locker room. These aren't low-quality screen tests like you might think, but full-on sex scenes so the production company can see how the guys are going to look and perform. And I'm happy to report that most of the Next Door Casting guys have gone on to do at least another scene, a couple have done two or three, and one has done six.
Next Door Casting offers 35 videos in seven different sizes of downloadable MP4 from a small 320x178 to a full HD at 1920x1080; a couple of the smaller sizes will play on most mobiles. There's also one downloadable WMV at 720x400. The videos are studio quality with good lighting and sound. You can also stream them on the site in seven different qualities, all of which play at 960x540 with progressively better picture quality as you move from lowest to highest. There is a full-screen mode and the highest-quality version fare best.
There are 34 picture galleries (one episode didn't have pics) and these are digital stills that display at 1280x1920, but online they are resized to fit your screen. There's a hands-free slideshow, and you can save the pictures individually or download them in zip files. The latest three episodes have around 75 pictures or more, but the earlier episodes only have about 15 pics each.
The audition series was started in September 2014 and originally appeared on Next Door World, a network bringing together 16 sites. In May, Next Door Casting was launched, containing all 20 of the audition videos, but updates have officially stopped - but don't worry as your membership gives you access to 15 bonus sites housed under Next Door World, which contains around 2,766 videos and four weekly updates. There are extra videos that include interviews, bloopers, and behind-the-scenes sessions that are above and beyond the main video count.
There's another small bonus in the Live Feed section where you can watch strippers performing in a Montreal club called Stock Bar. These may be live shows or replays showing at 546x320. If you want full-sized video you have to join the site separately. There are also six different wallpapers for your computer's desktop offered in three sizes.
Are there any problems here? The main issue is that the site has stopped updating. Next is the pre-checked offer on the join page that signs you up for a second site membership, but it's easy enough to opt out. Members are automatically signed up for the Next Door email list when joining, and there's no way to opt out till after you join. The other issue has to do with the number of videos available in the Next Door World members area.
I liked the Next Door Casting movies because they weren't cheesy sessions where some porn hopeful sucks off the director. These are good quality, well-lit, full-on sex scenes where we really get to see how these newcomers perform. There are 35 videos that can be downloaded, streamed or viewed on your mobiles, although the site has stopped updating. I'd have liked to have seen a variety of established performers test driving the newcomers, but Markie More is personable and knows how to have a good time. The biggest draw here is the over 2,700 network videos and multiple weekly updates, and this also gives you a chance to see the newcomers in the additional scenes they filmed after passing their auditions.