Hot House began production back in 1993, and for over 24 years the San Francisco production house has been bringing us the cream of the crop of the gay porn business - masculine hunks, muscle men and well-built jocks. Hot House is one of the triads of gay porn - three huge studios based out of San Francisco - and pretty much any hunk pursuing a serious career in gay porn ends up filming with Hot House. Their site is packed with exclusive videos produced for their website and their line of DVDs. It's been a year since we last visited the site and there have been a few changes, so let's take a look and see what's new.
The site includes up-and-coming guys as well as established porn stars including Pierce Paris, Nic Sahara, Arad Winwin, Zak Bishop, JJ Knight, Nick Fitt and more. And let's not forget mature hunks and some from years gone by like Jimmy Durano, Trenton Ducati, Spencer Reed, Angel Rock, Marcus Ruhl, Connor Maguire and Landon Conrad. The guys at Hot House range from well-defined jocks and athletic types to muscle hunks, and most are in their twenties and thirties with hot bodies - expect chiseled pecs, shredded abs, bulging shoulders and hard bubble butts. It almost seems to be a requirement that the models shave their bodies, although about one in six has some body hair, and while many men are clean-shaven, a fair amount sport face scruff or trim facial hair.
The action is what you might expect; sucking, rimming and fucking with the men having sex in a variety of indoor and outdoor locations. But Hot House does have some signature scenes. They film a lot of beautiful pool sex scenes in luxurious settings, and I find that the natural light and bodies glistening with sweat is really hot. There are scenes in locker rooms with the guys wearing sports gear, jockstraps, socks and sneakers. There's another series of medical-style videos where a doctor gives his patient an exam along with a mouth and ass full of dick. Lately they've been filming a lot of sports themes with titles like "Hit the Mat," Jock Doc," "Swim Meat," and "Cross Fuck." And the "Pack Attack" series is one of my favorites where one bottom takes on four or five tops and features the bottom blowing all the guys first, then the tops take turns fucking him.
The 1,005 exclusive Hot House videos are full scenes offered in MP4 format The videos stream in an embedded player and are offered in a variety of sizes depending on the age of the video. Newer videos play at 960x540 at five resolutions, while the older ones play at 816x540 and come in two resolutions. The newer videos look good – the newest full HD vids look really good even at full screen – and the older ones are still okay, but they're not as crisp. The videos played well on my high-speed cable connection. There are no downloads offered, but the videos are mobile compatible.
Now let's talk about updates. Hot House itself adds a new scene every other week, so that's two a month, but wait - there's more. In September 2018, Hot House merged its member area with Falcon Studios; this was good news because Hot House hadn't released a new DVD in the previous three months and hadn't updated in that time, either. With the merger, not only do members get access to over 2,800 Falcon videos, but the Falcon Studios itself updates twice a week with fresh releases and bonus content from other studios (one original and one bonus each week, and the bonus scenes are from Raging Stallion, Naked Sword Originals, and sometimes Kristen Bjorn).
At the same as the merger, Hot House itself headed back into production with bareback releases. They released their first bareback DVD in October 2018 and started releasing them as updates on the site. Falcon followed in January 2019 with their first bareback DVD. So going forward, most of the scenes released to Hot House / Falcon Studios members will be bareback except for those bonus scenes, which are older videos filmed with condoms. Falcon Studios sometimes stumbles with its production schedule, so there could be times where those new releases get replaced with recycled scenes, but that seems to be happening less often.
Hot House also includes 1,754 photo sets and you'll find these located in two spots, although they're the same galleries. There is a Pictures section where you can browse through just the photos, or each video episode has a gallery link below the video. The pics are good quality digital stills sized between 1000x1500 and 1280x1920, but they are shown much smaller in your browser. The galleries are mostly small - between five and 19 pics each - with no repetitious pics, and they're professionally lit and photographed. And you'll generally find that each scene features an action gallery as well as glamour stills of each of the video's models. Each photo set can be downloaded as a zip file or you can save pics individually. And there is now a slideshow feature that will let you enjoy the pictures hands-free if you wish.
Hot House has one of the better user interfaces I've come across. Each scene's viewing page has a hot description with clickable performer names so you can find more of your favorites. There are theme tags like poolside sex, uncut, tattoos or oral so so you can refine your search. This page also lists other scenes for each of the performers. You can search for videos in pre-defined categories like athletes, black men, daddies, solo jack off, double penetration and several dozen others. And there's a Men section where you can view all the performers on the site and re-organize them by name, popularity, most recently added and highest rated.
And browsing the newly added Falcon Studios content is easy, too. At the top of the member area you'll find a Falcon Studios and Hot House tab; simply click either one and you flip to that studio's movies. It's all in one big members area and doesn't require a second login.
I did run into few issues. There's a pre-checked offer on the right side of the billing page, but it's easy to uncheck if you're not interested. Trial members get limited access to the site's content, and you're automatically signed up to receive emails when joining. Also you may get a pop-up when exiting the billing page. There's a row of links on the top right side of the page that, except for the email link, lead to stores, live cams and sites you must pay to use. And there are no video downloads, but they make up for this to some degree by having a robust streaming server and mobile compatibility. Last, there are 120 less videos than on our last visit, and we don't know why, but you're getting another 2,800+ with the inclusion of Falcon, so it's hard to complain.
There's a lot to like about Hot House. They feature the hottest men in the business - the most popular gay porn stars and lots of up-and-coming fresh faces. They're masculine, mostly quite good looking - some downright gorgeous - with lots of muscled bods. The sex is hot and sweaty, and there's a variety of scenarios to keep things interesting. There are 1,005 exclusive streaming videos, and every month you get two new Hot House releases, four new Falcon Studios releases plus four bonus scenes from studios like Raging Stallion, Naked Sword Originals and Kristen Bjorn. I really liked the search features on the site, and it was really easy to find lots more of my favorite performers. When you join Hot House, plan to stay a while because there's a lot to see here.