Gay Hoopla review updated on 3 Nov 2018
When Gay Hoopla launched in January 2014, site owner Landon and a couple of other guys had been working for another site, but left to start this venture. Since then, the site has gone through some major changes including a slick, more modern design, and moving from what was primarily solo, recorded, live cam shows to studio suck and fuck videos, as well as some solo stroking sessions. There's a lot to talk about, so let's head inside and see what's new.
The performers are handsome, all-American jocks in their twenties and maybe a couple in their early thirties. Many of them are straight, often with athletic and chiseled bodies, although there are some bodybuilders and muscle hunks as well. Of the 150 performers, there are a couple Latin guys, one Asian stud, and a few black or mixed-race guys; the rest of the crew are white males. Some of the performers have hairy chests or unshaven pubes while others are smooth, and while most are clean shaven, I did see some with face scruff or beards.
Most of the guys are amateurs, new to porn, or trying to make a name for themselves. There were a handful who I recognized as professional performers - Cameron Foster, Logan Vaughn, and Rob Ryder - but most are new faces. However some of these guys end up doing a lot of appearances for the site, and they become mini Gay Hoopla porn stars: Jason Keys has 85 videos, Cole Money has 76 videos, Chance Cruise has 36, Dmitry Dickov has 71, and my favorite Max Summerfield has 45 videos, but many guys do one video and never return.
Gay Hoopla has three types of videos: solo jerk-offs, suck and fuck action, and live cam shows. The newest videos are primarily studio-shot, hardcore action featuring well-built jocks and a few muscle men in duos and the occasional threesome in hot, sweaty sessions in the bedroom, on the couch, or sometimes in an outdoor shower, or maybe on the stairs, or in the kitchen. Expect plenty of blowjobs and guys getting pounded from the front and the rear as well as some cock riding. The solos are more than just jerk-offs as the guys talk to the camera man a bit, and some fuck the couch or grind their rigid dicks against the bed or do a little ass play.
Last are the videos that put this site on the map - the recorded live cam shows. The site used to offer a live cam show every night, most from 50 minutes to over an hour and a half. These were group chats that allowed members to interact with the performer as well as other members. The performers chatted with the members and answered questions, they showed off their bodies, talked about what's going on in their lives, sometimes they showered or showed us their workout routines, did strip teases or danced, and most shows end with a jack-off session and a cumshot. The site has discontinued the live shows, but you can still enjoy the live shows that were shot from 2013 and 2015. They're intimate, and some are really hot.
Gay Hoopla now has 1,312 exclusive videos, and the site adds three updates each week, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. The videos are offered as downloadable MP4s, the newest offered at good quality in full HD at 1920x1080 plus four smaller sizes, vids that aren't quite so new at 1280x720 at good amateur quality or better with a couple smaller sizes and the oldest at 800x450 plus one smaller size at average to good amateur quality. The newest videos fare well when enlarged to full screen, although the oldest don't hold up as well. Sometimes the guys film themselves with handheld cameras or computer cams, so you can expect some lighting issues or camera jostling. All of the videos can be streamed at a new, larger size, as well, the player sized at 925x522, and all have sizes for mobiles.
The site also offers around 220 picture sets. These can be found on the model pages as well as on the pages for both the fucking sessions and the "new model solo" episodes, but the older live cam sessions don't include galleries. There are 15 to 21 (or maybe a couple more) good amateur quality digital stills per set, and they're sized at 800x1200. You can save pictures individually, but there are no slideshows or zip downloads.
There's also the Gay Hoopla blog. There is plenty of pre-release info about the guys and the videos, large pics, and some behind-the-scenes info as well. While the posts aren't dated, I spotted a post about Nick Harper topping Zach Douglas, and that video was released fairly recently, so the blog is updating. If you want to know more about the performers or the shoots themselves, the blog is worth a read.
The biggest issue is the pre-checked offer on the billing page that signs you up for another recurring site membership if you leave it checked, but it's easy to uncheck. There's a pop-over that appears on the tour, but it stays on the bottom of the pages, so is easy to navigate around or simply close. I ran across a few missing videos - not too many, and they're easy to spot as the run time for those videos is shown as 0:00, but this is because the site is changing servers, and it should be fixed soon. The tags all lead to a missing page. The site added model pages with a brief description and height, weight, and cock stats, but there's usually only a sentence or two about the model, although there are links to their scenes on the model's pages. On a minor note, the link to home leads back to the tour.
Gay Hoopla offers hot jocks and muscle hunks in hardcore sucking and fucking as well as sizzling solos, and there are several years of recorded live shows as well. The performers are well-built with six-pack abs, chiseled pecs, and great asses; a mix of first-timers, a few guys you'll recognize from other sites, and some who come back and shoot videos for this site again and again. With 1,312 videos to download, stream, and watch on your mobiles and three updates added every week, there's a lot to see here, and there's the blog as well. Gay Hoopla delivers some very hot guys in hotter action and I enjoyed watching the archived live shows, too.