The Bijou Theater videos come from a very different time when the men in gay porn were less like models and more like horny, masculine guys who wanted to get off together. The action isn't as pretty as it is in a lot of porn these days, but it's a hell of a lot dirtier. The term 'gay for pay' was unknown when Bijou was filming their classic movies, and at that time, condoms were only used as a form of birth control, and trimmed or shaved body hair was still a rare thing.
What Tribal Male offers is BDSM, fetish and extreme gay porn videos featuring dominant masters, submissive bottoms, hairy and muscular studs, leather men and even some kinky twinks. There's also lots of cock sucking, hard fucking, bareback orgies, S&M, role playing, spanking, fisting and basically any type of BDSM and gay sex. Something that strikes me is that the sex here is real and full of passion. Viagra and other erection aids weren't a thing yet, so every hard cock in these movies is 100% natural.
At the time of this review, the Tribal Male member area contains 45 full length feature films all but six of which were divided into three separate scenes; six of the most recent are offered as full movies with a runtime of from 60 to 75 minutes. Add in the scenes from the full movies and there are 144 scenes that are included among other goodies such as audio tapes, artist showcases, info about things like fisting and the handkerchief code, as well commentaries about gay life at the time the videos were shot.
The videos are downloadable and DRM-free. The recent full movies are offered in MP4 format, sized at 720x480 and can be downloaded by right clicking and saving as from the PLAY MOVIE link. The rest of the videos are available in WMV and MP4 formats, both sized at 640x480. You can stream the individual scenes; these are offered in a player sized at 720x420. You can enlarge the player, but I wouldn't recommend it due to the age and size of the videos. You can't really compare the quality of these videos to what we are used to in this day and age, as these videos are 30 to over 45 years old and were shot on film, and considering this, they're pretty decent. Sure, the colors are not that bright, the sound isn't always the best and some of the videos are a bit grainy, but they are still good enough to enjoy.
Tribal Male also offers several sound recordings, short documentaries and gay artist profiles with galleries that relate to the whole gay and BDSM culture from the Bijou era. I especially like the Old Reliable audio tapes, which are from the late '60s and early '70s. The tapes contain hot sex stories narrated by a man. You can either listen to these stories or download them to your own computer. There's also the Tribal Resources section where you'll find links to gay clubs including lots of leather and bear organizations. The site also hosts a member forum, but unfortunately there are only four posts, and they're all from 2010. There are also some commercial links that lead to a DVD store, an S&M gear store and a dating site.
Now let's talk about updates. The updates aren't dated, but the site has added only a few updates in the past three years; I believe they have started remastering the videos so that they'll be offered as full DVDs rather than scenes at a slightly different size. There are 12 pages of updates now, and there were 11 pages before, but for the most part I'm seeing the same titles as I did previously.
I didn't find much more to complain about. The billing page gives no info on whether the 3-month and 12-month memberships rebill, and I had to check the site terms to discover how much the trial rebills at. The videos are vintage quality, but that's to be expected as they're vintage videos shot on film decades ago. Last, as mentioned, there's the lack of update dates and site growth.
Tribal Male offers a collection of Bijou Theater videos which have been remastered for online use, supplemented with Old Reliable audio recordings, documentaries and articles about the gay and BDSM culture from the '60s through the '80s. Much of the action is pre-condom, and most of the guys are hairy, masculine and enjoy lots of hardcore sex including role playing, spanking, orgies, fisting, leather and rubber play. The 45 movies offered as 144 scenes (six movies are offered as full movies rather than by scene) that you can download or play on your mobiles, and most can also be streamed. Tribal Male delivers vintage kink and fetish porn, and fans of classic gay porn and the original Bijou Theater movies will like what this site has to offer.