Despite getting off to an admittedly rocky start during its first couple months, 2018 still turned out to be an incredible year here at BBA. And based on my excruciating struggle just to narrow down this list to ten scenes, I think it could very well be our BEST year so far!
Even as we tried to mix things up and experiment with new creative directions (more content from director Shax Carter, more focus on “special guests” than usual, etc.), we still tried to deliver the kind of good, old-fashioned, unscripted amateur scenes that are such a familiar and beloved part of the BBA brand – including some truly unforgettable BBA classics that we’ll all be watching and talking about for years to come.
This brings me to my list of BBA’s Ten Best Scenes of 2018, the scenes which for a variety of reasons explained below are the ones that stood out from a VERY crowded pack as my proudest achievements and personal favorites from the past year:
(In Ascending Order)
#10. Meeting Mikey
Some of you will no doubt be surprised to see a SOLO scene make my list of favorite scenes for the very first time since I started posting these lists.
But thanks to Shax Carter’s skilled direction and beautiful cinematography elevating Mikey Piper‘s natural charisma and striking good looks, this solo packed in more breathless eroticism and nutt-draining visual stimulation than most action scenes!
From the steamy shower strip-tease to the most epic cum-shot in BBA history, this scene was a master class in solo gay erotica at its spellbinding best.
#9. Taming Trapp
I’m almost embarrassed to think of just how many “nutts” I’ve already bust to this scene, and it deserves a spot on this list for that reason alone.
Oddly enough, one of the moments I find myself watching over and over again is Trapp sticking his reluctant face in both of his co-stars’ butts and eating male ass for the very first time.
But there’s also something about seeing the cocky straight thug down on his knees, slobbering on TWO dicks at the same time, or grunting as his infamous “phat ass” gets stuffed with raw dick at both ends, that pushes me over the edge EVERY single time!
#8. Bandit’s Revenge #2
This was a breakout year for BBA’s #1 star, and watching Bandit slowly but surely come out of his shell and evolve into a more uninhibited and energetic performer has been one of the most exciting things I’ve witnessed all year.
There’s no better example of this than his “bromance” with Manny Killa, who had a breakout year of his own and repeatedly inspired career-best performances from his many co-stars, including Bandit’s surprisingly sensual performance in this scene.
What started out as an aggressive “revenge” scene took some unexpected twists and turns to become one of our most tender and passionate pairings of the year.
#7. A King Conquered
Didn’t think anything (or anyone) could challenge Bandit’s “bromance” with Manny until this scene with King Ant came along! Nothing I’d witnessed in their off-camera interactions could have prepared me for the shockingly explosive chemistry on display in this scene.
These two fucked like they’ve been lovers for YEARS, and the world of black gay porn is all the better for it. King Ant surrendered to that monster dick like a pro, allowing Bandit to deliver what was arguably his BEST and most passionate performance of the year!
#6. Detroit After Dark: Manny In The Middle
Probably the most fun I had behind the camera all year, and quite possibly the hottest threesome I’ve ever filmed.
For someone claiming to prefer the “top” role, Manny Killa sure set the bar high with a jaw-dropping performance that would put most power bottoms to shame. And once again he brought out a side of Bandit rarely seen with his other co-stars.
Of course the instant attraction between Manny Killa and Stylez also contributed to this scene’s palpable energy and sizzling-hot sex.
You’ll never look at a game of “Rock, Paper, Scissors” quite the same way again 😉 !
#5. Dominic: The Next Level
A return to BBA’s roots with the kind of spontaneous, sparely edited scene I used to film back in the good ol’ days of the BBA Futon, this scene had me harder than I think I’ve ever been during a shoot! And let’s just say editing without “interruptions” proved to be quite a challenge 😉 .
Much like Saint‘s training session with Apollo several years earlier, this turned out to be one of the steamiest sessions between “straight” guys that I filmed all year.
Saint once again shined in the role of “gay for pay” mentor, unleashing a freaky side of Dominic we’d only seen glimpses of in his earlier scenes, and proving once again that you don’t always need hardcore action for a scene to earn multiple “nutts”!
#4. Detroit After Dark: Bandit’s Bukkake
Many viewers unfairly trashed this scene when it came out because it wasn’t the full-fledged orgy and/or gang-bang they’d hoped it would be.
But when you step back for a moment to enjoy and appreciate this scene for what it actually is rather than what it is NOT, what you’ll experience is one of the most wickedly hot things I witnessed all year, and something I was proud to finally check off my personal porn “bucket list”:
BBA’s #1 model sprawled out on the floor in sullen surrender as the other guys in the room blast multiple messy “nutts” all over his face, hair and chest!
Considering where Bandit started out in his BBA journey, that alone is something truly unbelievable and amazing to see, and an accomplishment I will certainly be thinking about and “enjoying” for many years to cum.
#3. Take It To The Hole
2018 taught us to forget everything we thought we knew about “straight” porn stars and what they will or won’t do when the money’s right.
We proudly broke the Internet once again when Jahan Ace and Jay C finally gave their gay/bi fans what they’d been begging to see by “crossing over” to the world of gay porn.
Most studios would have been content to let them jack their big dicks side by side, or maybe tag-team some eager gay power-bottom.
But here at BBA, we’re always striving to make the seemingly “impossible” possible, and refused to settle for anything less than both guys BENDING OVER for each other’s huge dicks in what was easily our proudest achievement of the year.
#2. A BBA Christmas Reunion
It was nothing short of a Christmas Miracle when we finally brought together four of BBA’s most popular “gay for pay” stars for the BBA Christmas Party.
Not since Truth or Dare? have I filmed a party game so spontaneous and exciting and FUN. That infamous kiss between Apollo and Dominic alone crammed more passion and chemistry into two minutes than you’ll usually find in entire scenes.
Of course seeing sexy straight basketball player Isaiah once again turned into the scene’s “bitch” by the end was just icing on the already tasty Christmas cakes. We’ve filmed some unforgettable Christmas classics over the years, but I think it’s fair to say this will go down in the history books as one of BBA’s best.
Every so often a scene comes along where I know right away that we’re watching porn magic happen.
Proving once again that sometimes unplanned scenes are the best (this was originally supposed to feature Bandit in the “top” role), what came depressingly close to being a total disaster turned out to be one of our most perfect and passionate scenes of the year.
EVERY element of this scene – from the playful music and casino intro to the sensual elevator kissing, the sexy verbal taunting to Blake’s aggressive fucking – came together perfectly to create one of the most memorable moments in all of gay porn last year. JACKPOT indeed!
I’d love to hear your reactions to my top choices. Are there scenes you would have left out and/or included instead, and how would your rankings differ from mine? Let me know what you think, and please feel free to share your own lists! Oh, yeah, please follow me on Twitter @bba_michael if you haven’t already.
Montez will be posting his own list soon as well. And like previous years, I’ll be posting some viewer polls in which you can vote for your own favorite models and scenes from 2018.
On behalf of myself, Montez, and all the BBA models, I want to thank everyone for their encouraging feedback and loyal support over the past year, and wish everyone a safe and very HAPPY NEW YEAR!