Category Archive: Behind the Scenes

Bandit’s Beach House: A Look Back Before Moving Forward

Now that our “Bandit’s Beach House” series has come to an end, I wanted to offer a few reflections and responses to some of the feedback we’ve received for this series.

Like I’ve mentioned in some of my previous replies on earlier scenes, we faced an avalanche of abysmal bad luck with our recruiting and plans for this trip.

I’m not exaggerating when I say that we went through AT LEAST a dozen different drafts of our planned models and shoots before ending up with what we actually filmed. If I tried telling you everything that happened, I promise you’d think I was making it up lol.

At a certain point, we just had to laugh and shrug our shoulders and make the best damn lemonade that we could! I say all of this not to offer excuses, but to assure you that we gave it our all and came up with the best possible scenes that we could considering the ridiculously bad luck we encountered.

It also just happened to work out that both of our new guys were cute gay bottom twinks, which I realize is not every viewer’s cup of tea. But these things tend to go in phases, and we’ll be bringing you plenty of new straight, bi-curious, and bisexual models in the weeks and months to come as well. It just didn’t work out for them to be a part of this particular series.

As a viewer and fan, I honestly haven’t liked all of these scenes either. Just ask Shax and Montez, they can confirm that my feedback behind the scenes has probably been more brutal than anything you guys have said in the comments! 😅

Another thing to keep in mind is that Shax Carter directed 5 out of the 7 scenes in this series, and his scenes tend to be more “scripted” and polished than my own. He comes from a professional background of Hollywood and TV commercial productions, and that understandably shapes his own style.

We’re still working together to figure out ways he can bring more of BBA’s spontaneous amateur vibe to his scenes. We’re also still figuring out the right balance between better equipment/production values and remaining true to our amateur roots. There will inevitably be some missteps and growing pains in that process.

(Shax, Montez, Bandit, & I toasting to the end of our first BBA trip after more than a year!)

To those who have been enjoying these recent models and scenes, THANK YOU for your enthusiastic and encouraging comments! We’re proud to have brought you some truly beautiful moments and stroke-worthy new scenes.

To those who have been disappointed after the long wait, thanks for the candid feedback and rest assured that we’re JUST GETTING WARMED UP! We already have a new batch of hot scenes, filmed by me, and more exciting fresh faces COMING SOON – including sexy new straight boys and a surprise special guest! So stay tuned!

Just for fun, here’s how I’d rank the scenes in this series, from my personal favorite to least favorite:

  1. Last Call
  2. Protégé
  3. Royal Treatment
  4. Contact High
  5. Challenge Accepted
  6. Fresh Meet
  7. Pool Boy

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Website Update: Bandit’s Beach House – Protégé

To celebrate our much-anticipated return after a long and difficult pandemic year, we’re bringing back BBA’s #1 model in his very own series starring more returning fan favorites and even a couple fresh faces.

We recently reunited with some of our favorite guys at a tropical getaway that we nicknamed “Bandit’s Beach House.” Our goal was to celebrate a return to “semi-normal” and enjoy some good, old-fashioned BBA fun.

“He looks just like a MINI-MANNY!” were the first words out of my mouth when our newest model Slim walked through the door after being picked up from the airport.

From their similar facial features to their skinny young bodies, this light-skinned 20-year-old could easily be mistaken for Manny Killa‘s cute baby brother. Which is only fitting, since Manny’s the one who first referred Slim to us.

Things kick off with these two recently reunited friends in the hot tub, reminiscing about the hilarious way they first met, and discussing Slim’s recent decision to join BBA.

They’re later joined in the hot tub by none other than returning fan favorite Stylez, hand-picked by Manny to be his young protégé’s first scene partner.

One look at Slim and Stylez was more than happy to do his BBA buddy this favor by taking the nervous newbie under his wing and welcoming him to the BBA Family like only he can!

Manny eventually leaves the two of them to get better acquainted, confident that Slim will be in capable hands for his official gay porn debut….

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Coming Soon: BBA 4.0 & Post-Pandemic Summer Season Kick-Off!

Just wanted to update everyone with the latest on our long-anticipated return:

Finally received my second vaccination shot last week, which means I should be fully protected by the end of this month. Shax Carter and Montez are fully vaccinated as well. We’re planning to resume production in the coming weeks and then re-launch the website with a brand-new look and fresh content by the end of June, hopefully just in time to celebrate the official start of the summer and July 4th holiday weekend.

Thanks for your continued patience and encouraging messages while we’ve been working tirelessly behind the scenes to get everything fully back up and running as quickly as possible.

The new website is looking FANTASTIC, and I can’t wait to show it to everyone! Hopefully we’ll also have some fresh faces and exciting new content to share with you soon as well. It’s been one hell of a year, but here’s to a new chapter starting soon!

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Important Announcement Re: BBA’s Planned Return

Just wanted to let everyone know that based on the latest vaccine eligibility timelines for New York and the country overall, it’s looking like we’re going to have to adjust our goal for resuming production by about a month or so.

Our current goal is to launch our newly redesigned website with fresh content and regular website updates starting this SUMMER 2021 (hopefully no later than June).

Of course this will still depend on things like vaccine availability, access to rapid testing, and the status of any new, potentially vaccine-resistant COVID strains. But I’m encouraged by the pace of progress and phenomenal job the new Biden/Harris administration is doing so far, and optimistic that BBA and life in general will finally be able to return to semi-normal by this summer.

We’ve LOVED the excitement, passion, and creativity shared by so many of you here on the blog in recent weeks. If you haven’t spoken up yet, or even if you’ve commented but still find yourself thinking of fun new ideas, please click here to share your suggestions!

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BBA Plans Potential Return Later This Spring

Based on everything we currently know, we’re aiming for a goal of resuming production in April 2021, then re-launching a newly redesigned website with regular website updates in early May.

Now obviously this still depends on many things beyond our control, such as access to the vaccine and rapid testing for us and the models, as well as the status of these new COVID strains currently breaking out in parts of the country.

But we feel like the above schedule is a reasonable and achievable goal, and we promise to do everything in OUR power to make this schedule possible. Trust me when I say we miss making hot new porn just as much as you guys miss watching it! 😉

​We’ve been so humbled and encouraged by the loyalty and love shown by our fans during this difficult year, and your support is literally the ONLY thing making it possible for us to avoid the sad fate suffered by so many other small businesses across the country. ​

If you’re still able, please continue showing your support by staying around to enjoy uninterrupted, unlimited access to our entire collection of over 430 scenes. We’re still offering a special discounted price of $14.95 for our monthly subscription. Just cancel and resubscribe to take advantage of this discount any time using Promo Code QUARANTINEMEMBER on our “Join” page.

We’re also still offering the reduced rate of just $9.95 for our basic 15 credits package, a total savings of MORE THAN 30%! Just use Promo Code QUARANTINE on our “Join” page to take advantage of that special promotion.

Thanks a​gain​ for your patience, encouragement, and continued support during these ​crazy times. Please ​continue to ​stay ​healthy and ​safe, and we ​can’t wait to get back to making hot new scenes for everyone soon! ​

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Website Update: Q&A Series – Bandit

Took us awhile, but we finally made this much-anticipated Q&A session with Bandit happen!

When we announced a while back that Bandit would be the next BBA model to participate in this series, the questions immediately began pouring in. Let’s just say our fans left no doubt that Bandit remains BBA’s #1 model, submitting more (and better) questions than ever before!

For everyone eager to get to know the infamously quiet and reserved “Big Dick Bandit” much better, this is an episode you won’t want to miss! Join Montez as he sits down for an illuminating, hilarious, and thoroughly entertaining interview with this BBA legend….

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BBA Postpones Production Until 2021

It’s with great disappointment and sadness that we announce BBA will NOT be producing any new content for the rest of the year.

This is not a decision we make easily or lightly. In fact, it’s probably the toughest decision we’ve ever had to make since starting BBA over a decade ago.

We had truly hoped we were out of the woods and ready to return to some kind of semi-normal this Fall, and we apologize for getting everyone’s hopes up with our recent announcements. We were sincere in our hopes and plans for a “comeback” this October.

But the closer we actually came to turning that into a reality, exploring every possible scenario and protocol for safely resuming production, the more we realized this simply wasn’t going to be possible without taking on a level of risk – and even more importantly, asking our MODELS to take on a level of risk – that we’re just not comfortable with, legally or ethically.

We’re already seeing a Second Wave of COVID infections sweeping the country as we head into the Fall and Winter seasons. And recent outbreaks at the White House and NFL have made it clear that even with the kind of thorough, instant-result testing that we here at BBA don’t have access to yet, disruptive outbreaks are still occurring with alarming regularity.

We know this will be a controversial and unpopular decision. But at the end of the day, we have to put the health and safety of our models and their families above everything else, including the perfectly understandable wishes of our loyal customers and fans.

We’re aware that some producers are already moving ahead with production and assuming the kinds of risks we’re not willing to take. That’s up to them. Every situation is different, and we respect that it’s one of the most difficult decisions any studio owner will ever have to make. But the buck stops here, as the saying goes, and we can’t currently move forward on production with a clear conscience.

Don’t worry, we’re not planning on going anywhere! We’ll remain active both on Twitter as well as here on the blog, continuing to interact with our viewers and possibly even posting a couple BTS surprises between now and the end of the year.

This is an unfortunate and necessary but also only TEMPORARY hiatus. We hope to survive the rest of this nightmarish year, re-evaluate things in mid-January, and return with a bang in 2021!

We ask those who can to continue showing support by sticking around to enjoy uninterrupted, unlimited access to our entire collection of over 430 scenes. We’re still offering a special discounted price of $14.95 for our monthly subscription. Just cancel and resubscribe to take advantage of this discount any time using Promo Code QUARANTINEMEMBER on our “Join” page.

We’re also still offering the reduced rate of just $9.95 for our basic 15 credits package, a total savings of MORE THAN 30%! Just use Promo Code QUARANTINE on our “Join” page to take advantage of that special promotion.

Thanks as always for your patience, encouragement, and continued support during these dark and difficult days. This is definitely NOT the year anyone anticipated in January. Please stay safe, and we will look forward to returning in 2021, hopefully bigger and better than ever before!

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Website Update: Q&A Series – Isaiah

This weekend we’re bringing you our longest and most entertaining Q&A session so far.

When we announced that Isaiah would be the next BBA model to participate in this series, the questions immediately began pouring in. Even with a shorter than usual deadline for submissions, we still received more (and better) questions than ever before!

For everyone eager to get to know the notoriously quiet and reserved Isaiah much better, this is an episode you won’t want to miss! Join Montez as he sits down for a shockingly candid and illuminating interview with this BBA legend.

Things start to heat up even more when it comes time for Isaiah to complete some of your “dares.”

Let’s just say Montez will be the envy of MANY as he fulfills a few of his own forbidden fantasies as a long-time fan of Isaiah, finally getting his own horny hands on one of BBA’s most popular “gay for pay” stars!


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Website Update: Q&A Series – Dominic

Our Q&A series continues this weekend with fan favorite Dominic (the 2nd Place winner in our “Quarantine Chronicles” competition), sitting down with Montez for an illuminating and entertaining interview in which he answers most of the questions submitted by viewers last week….

Things REALLY start to get interesting when it comes time for the “dares.”

Let’s just say Dominic’s “new best friend” makes a welcome return, and once again Montez can’t resist the temptation to get his own horny hands on one of BBA’s hottest models before the day’s over….


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Website Update: Q&A Series – Kingston

In an effort to keep things interesting and fun while production remains on hold due to COVID-19, we’ve decided to launch a special Q&A series.

This will be a semi-regular series featuring Montez sitting down with a few of your favorite BBA models (some via Zoom and some in person) to ask them the questions that YOU the fans most want answered!

Your imagination is the limit, and you can even suggest some freaky “dares” if you’d like. We want to make this a fun, creative, and interactive experience for the viewers as well as the models.

Our second episode features sexy Jamaican straight boy Kingston, sitting down with Montez for a silly, hilarious, and thoroughly entertaining Q&A session in which he answers most of the questions submitted by viewers last week.

Things start to heat up when it comes time for the “dares.” Once again, Montez gets a little “hands on” (although not as much as last time), and Kingston tries out a Fleshlight for the very first time (as well as another “first” you’ll have to see for yourself).

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