The Casting Room is a tricked straight guy / porn audition site where the guys answer an ad to become performers in straight porn movies, but things don't go quite the way they expected. As part of their auditions, they're interviewed, examined, weighed and measured, and they are made to pose naked for the camera from just about every angle. There are some cock closeups, and these straight guys also have to lean over and spread their cheeks, giving the camera (and us) nice views at their tight, virgin assholes. When it's finally time for their screen tests, each man shows us what he's made of as he gets his cock hard, then jerks off and shoots his load on camera.
Most of the straight guys are from the UK or other parts of Europe, which means you'll find plenty of uncut cocks here. In the latest updates I found guys from Hungary, Bulgaria, Italy, Poland and France, although most of the dozen or so 2018 scenes featured guys from the United Kingdom. The examination parts of the episodes expose our porn star hopefuls in just about every way; they expose their soft hooded cocks and hairy armpits, not to mention their assholes. They're humiliated, helpless and vulnerable. They were expecting to bone a hot chick, but it's a lot more embarrassing to stand by yourself and expose every inch of your naked flesh.
They're asked a series of questions about their sexual experiences. Have they had sex with women? With men? With women and men at the same time? How many? Have they ever gotten a blowjob from a guy or given one? The interviewer asks them about their turn-ons and more personal sexual questions about what types of activities they're willing to do like will they get a blowjob from a woman or a man or will they have a dildo put in their ass. Then the guys have to do an Erection, Masturbation, Ejaculation Test – can they get a hard-on and cum on demand? For many of the guys, this is it - they shoot their loads and we never see them again. But some of the guys actually come back to do a second video where they do guy-on-guy gay sex sessions, sucking some dick or getting fucked on camera for pay.
I've read a comment down below the review saying that "there are now obvious gay models" on the site, which begs the question: Are these guys really amateurs? Let me explain what I see. Of the latest 13 videos added so far in 2018, I recognized Koby Lewis, who is credited as being just Koby but they also say that he's a porn star in his stats section. So in this case, The Casting Room isn't trying to pull the wool over our eyes by telling us that Koby is an amateur. I don't recognize most of the other guys added this year and they seemed to be legitimate amateurs. However, in the past, I have seen other guys here and there who have also appeared on other British porn sites like Blake Mason and English Lads, but this is to be expected as porn hopefuls do make the rounds. As well, some of the guys on The Casting Room appear on other sites produced by this company, so in that respect they cease being amateurs even though they aren't necessarily well-known performers.
The Casting Room now offers 1,213 videos. The site adds a new scene every week, usually on Wednesday or Thursday. Each episode is broken into three parts - the Interview, the Physical Examination, and the Erection, Masturbation, Ejaculation Test - and lately all three parts are added as a single update, but in the past they were sometimes added as separate updates. The newest videos are offered for download in MP4 format in two sizes: 1920x1080 and 1080x720. Previously the site offered a WMV sized at 960x544 and an MP4 at 696x390; the WMVs are sharp and clear and they enlarge well; the MP4s looked good on my phone and tablet. The oldest videos are offered only in WMV format at 640x360 at good amateur quality, although these don't look as good at full screen. Newer vids are also available to stream at 700x392, and they also played well and rotated orientation on my Android phone.
One final note about downloads. A commenter below says that downloads appear to have been compromised, but I didn't experience a problem. However, having said that, each model's videos appear on the right of his bio page and require you to click each thumbnail to then get into each of the three sections, i.e. the interview or the exam or the jack-off session. Then, on these episode pages, the streaming video comes first and the downloads appear under that. But you have to intuit that you right-click the file size, i.e. 470 mb, to download the video. The site isn't the best in the user-friendly department - they even stumped me while I looked for the videos for several minutes.
Each episode comes with a set of pictures and as with the videos, the pic sets are broken up into three sections. These are surprisingly good quality screencaps (even the oldest ones from 2005 look pretty good) sized at 1200x675, and while there are no zip files or slideshows, the pics can be individually downloaded.
While the site doesn't have a bonus section, some of the updates are actually videos from other sites from this same producer. They tend to be of similar niches - humiliated males. In 2017, original productions slowed down quite a bit: In the first six months of the year, there were 13 videos produced for The Casting Room, as well as 14 videos coming from a couple of other sites run by this company; but then in the latter half of the year, original productions picked up again with only four of the 19 episodes coming from other sites. Be that as it may, the site has only missed one update so far in 2018.
Also, there's a selection on the navbar called The Fucking Room and this contains 53 episodes where the auditioned guys return to do full-on sex scenes with another man. Most of the time this is with one of the site's producers, but sometimes the model appears with another one of the auditioning guys. I didn't see every one, but the ones I checked had these guys doing it all; giving and getting oral sex, topping and bottoming, and shooting their loads, which by they way, were mostly facials with the models gobbling cum then blowing their wad in their scene partner's mouth.
Does the site have any issues? First is the good-sized collection of ads on the bottom of the member home page, filling at least a third of the page; most of these are animated to catch the eye, and some could be mistaken for content. Next, the tour states the videos have been "HD Since Jan 2005". Maybe they were shot in HD, but the older videos are delivered to members in standard definition only. The site exaggerates the number of videos, claiming there are 6,965 videos, but they count every video's format as a unique video even though they're the same scene. Then there's a $1.95 processing fee members must pay on top of the already rather steep monthly membership cost. It's worth mentioning that the videos all have the same name, so you'll want to remember to rename them or else you may overwrite the one you already saved.
There is one more issue, and it has to do with the watermarks on the pictures and videos. During the course of a video, the watermark will periodically change location, and this distracts from the action. In the pictures the watermark often intrudes by appearing across part of the model's body.
The Casting Room is all about straight guys tricked, exposed, examined in detail and finally stroking their cocks to a climax on camera, all under the guise of a porn audition. The action is hot, the humiliation during the in-detail exams is exquisite, and most of the men here have uncut cocks with plenty of foreskin. Of the over 1,200 video updates, there are a few hardcore man-on-man episodes, but most of the action is solo. The site has been adding four videos per month for the past several months; they have added as many as six in a month, although sometimes these are from other sites in a very similar niche. The videos are good amateur quality, downloadable, DRM-free, and the newer vids are mobile compatible. The porn audition isn't a new theme, but The Casting Room executes it quite well, and in my opinion, does it the best.