Next Door Studios has been producing porn since 2004, and back then they had one site called Next Door Male that featured mostly straight jocks jerking their cocks. Three years later, they opened Next Door Buddies and filmed straight guys, mostly jocks, exploring side-by-side jack-offs, blowjobs and eventually anal sex. The studio was responsible for launching dozens of porn careers including men like Christian Wilde and Cody Cummings. Thirteen years later, Next Door Studios is huge; there's a lot going on here, so let's head inside and check it out.
Next Door Male was the site that started it all and it still updates once every few weeks. The guys are 20-something jocks and athletic studs who mostly have never appeared in gay porn before and they jerk their cocks for the cameras. Next Door Buddies updates weekly and features both newcomers and porn regulars like Jack Hunter, Alex Mecum and Jake Davis, and there are a few exclusives like Markie More. The guys are usually good looking with physiques ranging from athletic to muscular, and many of the guys are billed as straight. And while there is some suck and fuck action in threeways or small groups, most of the scenes offer us guys getting off in pairs.
Next Door Ebony features black guys with slim to gym-fit builds, but there are some fairly muscular studs, too. There's a mix of black-on-black and interracial gay sex as well as the very odd solo scene, and this site updates every two weeks. Next Door Raw is the studio's bareback site; it opened early in 2016 and updates weekly. It features well-known porn hunks like Griffin Barrows, Paul Canon, and Brenner Bolton fucking without condoms.
Next Door Originals isn't a site as such - it's more of a label - but even so, the name is confusing because all of the videos on Next Door Studios are exclusive, however, there are a series of homemade videos that have recently begun appearing here. The rest of the videos were previously produced under a site called Next Door World, which no longer exists and was rebranded with no fanfare as Next Door Studios. Aside from those homemade videos that are supposedly filmed by amateur guys and submitted to the site, there's nothing that "original" about the rest of the scenes, they feature lots of well-built guys and porn hunks sucking and fucking.
Next Door Studios currently offers 3,536 videos - 3,274 in the main video section and another 262 behind-the-scene videos in On the Set. The newer videos are offered for download in MP4 format in seven sizes, the largest at 1920x1080. Medium aged videos are sized at 720x480, and there are three smaller sizes. The very oldest videos only come in two sizes (360x240 and 720x480). You can stream the videos on the site and the newest MP4s play at 1140x640 at good quality while older videos stream at 960x540 at average quality. The very oldest play a little smaller at 860x540. There's a full-screen mode with varying results depending on the age of the production.
There are also 3,173 picture sets, the photos displayed in thumbnail galleries. The pictures appear to be mostly digital stills sized at 800x1200 (older) to 1280x1920 (newer) and they vary from average quality on the oldest ones to pretty good on the new ones; in fact, the latest are bright, crisp and well lit. The pictures can be viewed one at a time or you can use the hands-free slideshow and sit back and watch. You can save the pics individually or download a zip file.
Aside from the sites I've already talked about, you'll get access to some more sites that no longer update: Next Door Casting, Next Door Twinks, Next Door Hookups (guys with girls), Stroke That Dick (a masturbation site), and Tommy D XXX, and there are several solo sites featuring Cody Cummings, Austin Wilde, Marcus Mojo, Trystan Bull, Rod Daily, Samuel O'Toole and Mason Wyler. And while they don't add new videos, there are heaps of them to enjoy. There's also an On the Set section that offers you 262 behind-the-scenes videos, some with interviews or blooper reels.
There are a few issues with Next Door Studios, and the biggest is the fact that the oldest 1,000 videos or so can't be downloaded,l although they can be streamed. The download links produce an error. I spoke to the site rep who said those videos haven't been transferred over to new system and it doesn't appear to be a priority, but as I said, you can stream them. There's a pre-checked offer on the billing page so you'll want to read the details or you'll find yourself with another membership. If you sign up for a trial members you won't be able to download anything; trial members get streaming access only.
There are a few last things worth mentioning. First, the site says there are 3,599 videos, but I only counted 3,274 in the main video section, and another 262 behind-the-scene videos in On the Set; but even including those I don't arrive at the same total appearing on the Next Door Studios tour. Still, there are at least 3,274 original videos, maybe more. There are lots of ads in this network and a couple of navbar links that actually take you offsite to other paid products. But after poking around for a couple of minutes, it'll be easy to spot and ignore these. Last, when joining this site, you are automatically signed up for the email list.
Any way you look at it, Next Door Studios is a good deal. With 17 sites featuring hot jocks, twinks, black studs, porn stars and amateurs, you'll have over 3,200 original videos to steam on your desktop or mobile and over 2,000 to download. There are some behind-the-scenes videos, too, and loads of pictures. Five of the sites are still updating, adding about ten updates each month. This network gets mostly a thumbs-up review from me for all the sexy guys and hot sex in over 3,000 exclusive videos.