Next Door Stars brings together eight sites featuring the jocks and hunks who were under contract to Next Door Entertainment, so that would be Austin Wilde, Rod Daily, Marcus Mojo, Samuel O'Toole, Trystan Bull, Mason Wyler and Tommy D; Paul Wagner is also included here even though his site was never officially launched.
Austin Wilde has a shaved head, usually wears a bit of face scruff and he's hung with about 8 inches; Marcus Mojo is blond and blue-eyed with a chiseled and smooth body; Mason Wyler is also blond with a lean, smooth body and a huge uncut cock. Rod Daily usually wears close-cropped hair and he's got a rock-hard smooth body and a big dick; beefy and muscular Samuel O'Toole is dark-haired with face scruff, a sleeve of ink and his cock is definitely challenging. French-Canadian hunk Trystan Bull has a gorgeous body and soap-opera good looks and he's uncut; Paul Wagner is a beefy guy with facial hair, a furry torso and a gorgeous bubble butt. Finally, Tommy D is a cute, blond jock and is mostly smooth except for a treasure trail.
The action at Next Door Stars is pretty diverse with solo, duos, threesomes and small groups of four to six guys; it's mostly gay sex, but there's there's a little straight and bisexual action in the mix. The videos focus on the eight stars and they keep the scenarios pretty simple. Sometimes there's a bit of a story line like a couple of guys playing a game of billiards and loser has to bottom or a bit of poolside horseplay turns dirty and fun, but mostly the guys get into the action pretty quickly. While things can get rough at times, don't expect any really kinky stuff. You might see a little foot play or light bondage, but expect lots of kissing, dick sucking, ass fucking (with condoms), jacking off and guys shooting their loads.
As well, you'll find the Next Door Stars playing with both men and women, how much and how often depends on the guy. For instance, Marcus Mojo only gets it on with four women in his 73 videos, but gay-for-pay hunk Trystan Bull filmed 63 videos, 11 of them with girls. And Austin Wilde, who is gay, did no straight scenes at all and hardly any solos, so most of his 59 videos are guy-fucking-guy action.
There are around 700 videos inside the Next Door Stars members area. I say "around" because Paul Wagner is included in the megasite, but his site was still in production when Next Door Entertainment terminated all the solo model contracts and ceased production for their sites. That means that while Wagner's movies are in the member area, he doesn't have his own section like the others do, and he did scenes with some of the other seven guys, so there's some overlap.
All videos are downloadable and DRM-free, so they're yours to keep. There is a variety of sizes and qualities to choose from; the newer videos are available in several MP4 sizes, the largest one playing in full HD at either 1920x1080 or 1280x720. There is one version of WMV and the largest is sized at 720x480. The newer videos are good quality with sharp visuals and clear sound, and the smaller MP4s will play on most newer mobiles. You can also choose to watch them online; the streaming player has a default size of 960x540, and you can choose from six or seven different qualities and sizes. You can also enlarge the videos to full-screen mode with little loss of quality.
The older videos are available in lower qualities and different and smaller sizes, but are still pretty good. Both the downloadable movies and the streams for the older vids play at 720x545 in both MP4 and WMV formats. They are good amateur quality or better at their original size, and are still watchable in full-screen mode, but expect some loss of sharpness and clarity. As with the newer vids, the MP4s should play on most mobiles.
Photo lovers are served well here, as each scene comes with a set of good quality digital stills. There are between 60 and 150 pictures per set, and while the actual size of the photos runs anywhere from 800x1200 to 1280x1920, they are displayed in a photo viewer and resized on the fly to fit your screen. You can browse through the pictures by hand or use the hands-free slideshow option. And you can save the individual images to your computer or download sets altogether in zip files.
Finally, there are 262 extra videos in a section called "On the Set". These are behind-the-scenes vids that feature the director and the performers blocking out the scenes, posing and doing the simulated sex for the photographs. There's no additional bonus content, although there is a page with promo offers for other Next Door Entertainment sites.
When it comes to issues, none of these eight sites is updating, so there's no new content coming. Trial members can stream the videos but not download them; if you want to download videos you must either sign up for a full membership or wait for your trial to recur. Also be aware that there's a pre-checked offer on the billing page, so be sure and read it before you hit the join button. When joining the site you are automatically signed up to receive emails, and there's no way to opt out. While the site has cleaned up a lot of banner advertising, you'll still find links on the navigation bar that lead to a DVD store, live chat and a VOD theatre and these all cost extra money. Finally, while Cody Cummings had his own site, it's not included in this megasite.
Next Door Stars offers hot jocks and well-built hunks from a variety of sites featuring hot solos and hotter hardcore action. The site includes all the videos and pic sets from eight of Next Door Entertainment's male stars including Paul Wagner, whose content is only available here. Full members get access to around 700 videos with matching photo sets and the action is quite diverse; there are even some straight and bisexual scenes here, but most of the action is gay sucking and fucking or solo guys posing and jerking off. And then there's the 262 behind-the-scenes videos. Even though Next Door Stars is no longer updating, it has a lot to offer and does a nice job of bringing Next Door's former exclusive stars together in one sexy site.