Kristen Bjorn is one of the best known gay porn directors around. He made his first movie in 1989, and he's well-known for featuring the sexiest European and South American hunks. But every porn performer has to start somewhere, usually with an audition scene. KB Castings features audition videos where newcomers are usually paired up with experienced performers. And just because these are auditions doesn't mean they're slapped-together quickies - the guys auditioning may be new, but the videos are shot professionally.
The men on KB Castings are mostly in their twenties and thirties, and they're a mix of established gay porn performers, newcomers, and lesser-known porn regulars. Most are European with the majority coming from Spain, but there are some French, British, German, and Czech men, as well as 44 black/blatino men and a few dozen guys from South America. Kristen Bjorn tends to favor smooth men, but doesn't shy away from hairy hunks, guys with furry asses and men wearing face scruff or beards. While some of the men have slender, athletic bodies (with and without tattoos), most have well-defined to muscular bodies. And of course, there are lots of uncut cocks.
Most of the videos come from the Kristen Bjorn series called Casting Couch, and they're numbered sequentially. While casting couch has been a euphemism for "let the director fuck you and you've got the part," the action here is between men wanting to perform in porn videos, and no directors are involved. The site says that these "interviews" are usually between an established performer and a newcomer, but this isn't always the case. There are plenty of scenes between known performers to see if they have what Kristen Bjorn is looking for. There are two further sections of videos: Famous First Timers simply pulls Casting Couch videos with some famous performers and lists them again here, so these appear in both sections; and then there's Web Series that features 19 videos from four of Kristen Bjorn video series created for the website only.
The men explore a whole range of action from kissing and touching to sucking and fucking. These are generally simple sessions in a condo, house or hotel suite that don't often involve elaborate sets, and when the scenes open, the men generally get right to it. These are largely duos, but there are also 47 threeways. The videos often feature condom sex, but the site is now shooting mostly bareback action, so most of the newer videos feature raw sex.
There are 419 videos in the members area, and you'll find 400 of them in the Casting Couch section and 19 of them under Web Series; as I mentioned earlier, the 45 videos under "Famous First Timers" all appear in the Casting Couch section but they are highlighted in their own section because they feature performers who went on to become big porn stars. These are streaming videos in MP4 format; the newest ones play at 1100x602, and the older ones play at 826x600. They work not only on desktop computers but also on most mobiles. The quality is good amateur to very good quality, although the very oldest aren't as crisp as I'd like to see. The site has fast servers so that fast forwarding isn't an issue.
Each episode includes a picture set. These are good amateur quality (or better) digital stills, the newer sized at 1094x1642 (the newer Web Series pics are larger at 1365x2048) and the oldest at 450x600. You can only save the pictures individually, there's no downloadable zip files. Also, the picture viewer has no slideshow or forward/back controls, so you'll have to rely on your browser's back button, which is a bummer. There are between 10 and 38 pictures per set.
Now let's talk about updates. There are still no dates on the updates and no schedule listed, but looking through emails that I get from Kristen Bjorn, they seem to be producing a new Casting Couch scene every two weeks, and these immediately appear on KB Castings.
KB Castings is actually a pared-down version of Kristen Bjorn's main site, which features over 900 scenes. KB Castings offers some of the same videos that you'll find inside Kristen Bjorn. That shouldn't be a problem if you haven't recently been a member of Kristen Bjorn and are primarily interested in the casting videos.
There are some issues to be aware of. There's a pre-checked email list sign-up on the join page right under where you input your date of birth; it's easy to uncheck if you don't want to receive emails. There are links on the navbar leading to other Kristen Bjorn sites, but these sites aren't included in your membership. I was disappointed that the videos aren't offered for download and even more frustrated that they have removed zip files of the pictures as well as user-friendly navigation on the picture viewer.
Kristen Bjorn has always featured very hot men in their videos, and KB Castings is a good way of seeing auditioning up-and-coming performers as well as some of your favorites. Many of the Casting Couch men have gone on to become big names in the business; in fact, you'll find some of their bigger stars including Harry Louis, Lucio Saints, Diesel O'Green, and Jean Franko in the Famous First Timers section. I'm a hound for Spanish men and uncut cocks, so I'm pretty turned on by the hunks here. There are just over 400 videos and updates about every two weeks, not to mention nice low prices. KB Castings doesn't bog you down with a lot of extras and stuff you don't want, just horny and steamy sex between very hot European and South American men.