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February Funk

I know things have been pretty quiet around here lately, and I apologize for not communicating with everyone sooner.

My grandmother died during surgery last week and I just got back in town after being with family for most of the past week. I lost my grandfather and uncle last year, but this one has been even tougher for me to grieve and process because unlike my other grandparents when they died, or even my uncle who had suffered from Parkinson’s, my grandma was still mentally alert and physically active and so full of life. I had just been talking with her on the phone about the TV show “This Is Us” less than 24 hours before she died. And even though we knew the surgery involved some risk, none of us expected such a tragic outcome.

On the bright side, she was almost 88 years old and had lived a very full and happy life, so there’s at least some comfort in knowing that she died peacefully and without any of the suffering that would have come with a massive stroke or heart attack, etc. Of course the loss felt is no less intense.

Needless to say, this has disrupted and delayed my usual work and production schedule, but hopefully not too terribly much. I’m finally back in town and working hard to catch up and hopefully have our next new scene ready by some time later next week.

Thanks for your patience and understanding during this difficult time, and rest assured there are some big and exciting developments taking place behind the scenes as we do our best to bring you an epic Winter/Spring Season you will never forget!

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Important Announcement: Montez Joins BBA As Full-Time Manager & Marketing Director

As the new year gets underway, I just wanted to take a moment to share some exciting news and major changes taking place behind the scenes.

By now, most of you have at least heard of Montez, and even “met” him through his entertaining cameos in the Detroit After Dark series and Halloween Party. A long-time BBA fan going all the way back to the early Blue Futon days of Jay and Cortez, Montez first began corresponding with me by email back in the summer of 2014 about a shared social media crush. This led to more serious conversations about BBA’s lack of social media (other than this blog), and Montez generously volunteering to help us change that.

Taking on the role of BBA’s Marketing Director, Montez launched the BBA Tumblr and built it from scratch into a popular and entertaining resource for BBA-related news, previews, gifs, contests, and feedback for a large and ever-growing number of followers.

More recently, he started BBA’s Instagram and Twitter accounts, and organized our first public appearance at Detroit’s Hotter Than July Pride last summer. He has also played a pivotal role in bringing fan favorites like Blake Bishop, Shazeer, Rico Pruitt, and Manny Killa to the site.

With his skills and years of experience in both marketing and business management, Montez has not only proven himself to be an invaluable asset to the BBA team, but he has also become a close and trusted personal friend.

In an industry with a reputation for shady dealings and shameless back-stabbing, the kind of mutual loyalty, professionalism, and TRUST I’ve found with Montez is a truly rare and treasured thing. And when Montez recently came to a crossroads in his own career, it presented the perfect opportunity for me to finally offer him a position as BBA’s very first full-time salaried staff. (more…)

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Cast Your Votes For The Best of BBA 2017!

You’ve seen my own personal picks for the best scenes from last year. And you can check out Montez’s own personal Top 10 list here and here.

But now it’s YOUR TURN to let us know what you think by choosing YOUR favorite models and scenes from 2017! You’ll be able to see the voting results in live time to compare your own personal favorites with the rest of BBA’s members and fans.

To keep things as fair and accurate as possible, you’re only allowed to vote once, so please take your time and choose your answers carefully. In several of the categories, I’ve allowed up to two or three selections since there are so many models and scenes to choose from.

Please feel free to explain or defend any of your choices, or even share your own personal “Top Ten” lists as comments on this blog entry. We’d love to hear what you think! If you have any ideas or requests for additional poll questions that you think might be fun, just let me know and I’ll consider adding them.

I hope everyone has fun picking out their favorites and reminiscing with Montez and me about another exciting and unforgettable year!

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Michael Galletta Counts Down BBA’s Ten Best Scenes of 2017

There’s no denying that 2017 was one wild roller-coaster ride of a year, both personally and professionally. But even with its many ups and downs, and an update schedule that was admittedly all over the map at times as a result, I’m relieved and proud to be able to say that 2017 still turned out to be a pretty damn AMAZING year overall, leaving us with some truly unforgettable BBA classics that we’ll be watching and talking about for years to come.

Which brings me to my list of BBA’s Ten Best Scenes of 2017, 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. New York Nights: Monster Smash

It may surprise some of you to see our Halloween Party show up on this list. But I honestly had no choice BUT to include this scene when I realized just how many times I’ve “enjoyed” it in my free time 😉 .

There’s just something about seeing sexy straight basketball player Isaiah turned into the scene’s “bitch” as he’s aggressively TAG-TEAMED and stuffed with raw dick at both ends, that gets me EVERY single time. BBA “comfort food” at its best, this scene has quickly turned into the kind of trusted treat that I know I can always turn to for an instant and satisfying release at the end of a long day.

#9. Manny’s Money Moves

In a year overshadowed by outstanding performances from veteran models, this sweet and sensual encounter between two of our newest models came out of nowhere to become a year-end smash hit. And it’s crazy to think how close it came to never happening at all!

Proving once again that sometimes unplanned scenes are the best, what came depressingly close to being a total disaster turned out to be one of our most surprisingly passionate scenes of the year. The intense attraction and undeniable chemistry between Manny Killa and Luh Redd will no doubt be envied and enjoyed by all the BBA romantics out there for many years to come.

#8. Training Trapp

Destined to become a BBA classic, this was quite possibly the most steamy action between “straight” guys that I’ve EVER filmed! Saint once again shined in the role of “gay for pay” mentor, unleashing a repressed freaky side of Trapp we’d only seen glimpses of in his first scene.

Their dark, tangled bodies glistening with baby oil and sweat as they roll around naked on the floor for our private entertainment, putting on a show so intensely homoerotic it could have made the Ancient Greeks blush, proved once again that you don’t always need hardcore action for a scene to earn multiple “nutts”!

#7. Detroit After Dark: Episode One

The Detroit trilogy was definitely the highlight of BBA’s summer, and one of my proudest achievements all year. But if I had to choose just one of the three scenes that best captured the humor, spontaneity, and sexual energy that defined the weekend of our very first public appearance at Hotter Than July Detroit Pride, this scene would be it.

From the new “reality TV” style editing that shared an intimate and entertaining peek at some of the personalities, laughter, and fun taking place behind the scenes, to the thrilling sight of popular actor turned “porn star” Rico Pruitt submitting to a merciless pounding from Bandit‘s raw dick, this scene had everything you could ever want from a summer porn blockbuster 😉 .

#6. Scotty: The Next Level

This just might go down as one of the most shocking and satisfying “conquests” in BBA history – and that’s including scenes where the straight guy has actually “gone all the way”! What Scotty ends up doing by the end of this shoot was almost UNTHINKABLE when he showed up for his first shoot, and even heading into THIS shoot, I had no idea it would happen.

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 unforgettable “gay for pay” classic takes viewers behind the scenes to experience every suspenseful and SHOCKING second of an epic “straight boy seduction” right along with me, in close to real time as everything unfolded that night.

#5. Show and Tell

I don’t think I’ve ever been more wrong about a scene than I was about this one right after we filmed it. The shoot itself was extremely long, stressful, and pushed my patience to its near breaking point. I even had serious doubts about whether BBA’s viewers would like Trapp. Boy, was I wrong!

Not only did Trapp turn out to be the breakout “gay for pay” star of last year, but over time I’ve gradually grown to appreciate this scene for what it truly is: one of the most hilarious, unpredictable, and thoroughly ENTERTAINING scenes of the year!

From the comical bickering and flirtatious banter between these two real-life straight friends from the ‘hood, to the shocking ways they expand and test the limits of that friendship before the night’s over, this was one of those special scenes that had us stroking our dicks and laughing out loud at the same time!
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Net Neutrality & A Future Without Porn

Imagine a future where you can no longer enjoy BBA or your other favorite porn sites because they’ve been blocked or slowed down by the Internet providers in your area. Or worse, because they’ve gone out of business completely due to restrictive new fees and/or a dramatic decrease in the number of people able to access and support their content.

That future is a lot closer than you might think, and likely to become a reality if we don’t do something together to stop it.

This Thursday, December 14th, the FCC (Federal Communication Commission) is scheduled to vote on Net Neutrality, the idea that Internet providers should NOT be able to control what we see or do online. More specifically, that Internet speeds should be kept the same for ALL sites, regardless of their size or type. There are currently rules in place that prohibit ISPs from things like blocking, throttling, and paid prioritization – in other words, “fast lanes” for sites that pay extra fees, and “slow lanes” for everyone else.

These basic rules and principles (which we’ve all pretty much taken for granted) are currently UNDER ATTACK by the Trump administration, and the FCC is reevaluating and threatening to repeal them. If we lose Net Neutrality, the Internet as we know it will NEVER be the same again. Companies like Verizon and Time Warner would soon have the power to slow down specific sites, and/or pressure individual sites into paying extra to escape the “slow lane.”

This could DIRECTLY threaten membership websites like Black Boy Addictionz, as well as popular free websites like Tumblr, by allowing your cable company to slow down the speeds of these sites, or even block them completely due to their “NSFW” content.

If you’re a dedicated BBA fan, or just someone who shares our profound concern for keeping the Internet open and equal for everyone, please join us NOW in the fight to SAVE NET NEUTRALITY by taking one or more of the following actions:

1) Text “RESIST” to 50409. This is a quick and EASY tool that lets you send a message to your representatives in Congress through your phone. It only takes a couple minutes of your time, and if you’re unsure what exactly to say, here’s a sample message you can use:

I’m a concerned constituent from [YOUR CITY] asking you to please PROTECT NET NEUTRALITY and an open Internet. Preserving an open and equal Internet is essential to free speech and democracy and I am alarmed and dismayed that the FCC is planning to abandon this principle.

I don’t want ISPs to have the power to block websites, slow them down, give some sites an advantage over others, or break the Internet up into ‘fast lanes’ for those that pay and ‘slow lanes’ for everyone else. Please publicly support the FCC’s existing net neutrality rules based on Title II, and oppose Chairman Pai’s plans to undo them.

2) Go to BattleForTheNet.com for additional tools and helpful info about how you can make your voice heard.

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Website Update: The Cheerleader and the Track Star

We recently teamed up with Shax Carter, an experienced photographer and long-time BBA fan who will be filming and editing some of our scenes to help us bring you more fresh faces and variety as part of our update schedule. It will be the same brand of unscripted amateur porn that you’ve come to crave and expect, just with the unique visual and editing style of a different director from time to time.

Fans of early BBA classics like The Schoolboy and the Thug will appreciate this week’s introduction to two contrasting new models meeting for the very first time and trying to prove they have what it takes to join BBA’s next generation of stars.

Teddy is a cute 19-year-old “college boy” who quit his high school football team to become a cheerleader and now cheers for his college. An outgoing “pretty boy” with a cocky streak, Teddy’s the kind of guy who KNOWS he looks good and thankfully doesn’t mind sharing his damn near flawless young body with the rest of the world.

Mar is a slim and sexy 20-year-old college track star with a big uncut dick and even bigger athletic ambitions. The complete opposite of Teddy in many ways, Mar is more chill and laid back, with thick, tempting lips and a seductive voice that will have you eager to see (and hear) him in action.

We leave the camera running as Teddy and Mar get better acquainted just minutes after meeting for the very first time. Watching their awkward small talk as they nervously joke and flirt and check each other out only makes it ten times hotter when these two complete strangers finally get MUCH better acquainted later on….

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Thanksgiving Schedule

Just wanted to let everyone know that our next new scene won’t be ready until some time next week. My goal is to post the first of November’s remaining two updates around the middle of next week (hopefully on or before the holiday), and the second approximately a week after that.

For those of you who may have missed my announcement the first time, the website is now updated with new content at least three times a month. And while I do try my best to update on Thursday nights or Fridays whenever possible, the schedule will vary depending on my production and travel schedule among other factors. Like I tried explaining a few weeks ago, my top priority will always be producing the hottest possible scenes over sticking to a rigid schedule.

That being said, there are some MAJOR and long overdue changes in the works that should lead to a much more consistent update schedule in the new year – and possibly even a return to weekly updates at some point. I’ll be posting an official announcement in late December or early January about some of these big steps we’re taking to improve the BBA experience for everyone.

Rest assured that as the weather continues to get colder (for many of us, at least), we’re working hard behind the scenes to bring you plenty of exciting NEW models and sizzling-hot scenes that will keep you horny, stroking, and warm 😉 ! Stay tuned!

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Important Announcement Re: Revised Update Schedule

I know a lot of you seem to think I’m some kind of sadist sitting on a beach somewhere, sipping margaritas and counting stacks of money and laughing at BBA’s members while making them anxiously wait for the next website update, LOL. But nothing could be further from the truth!

The reality is that BBA consumes the vast majority of my life and my time (at a MINIMUM, 70 hours a week), and I work my ass off each and every week to plan, film, edit, process, publish, and promote the new scenes that go up on the site. Most weeks I’m trying to edit a lengthy action scene out of literally HOURS of raw footage, a process that can be extremely slow and time-consuming. I do this because I’m truly passionate about what I do and want only the best for BBA’s loyal viewers and fans.

Creating the kind of unique and exciting content that you’ve come to crave and expect is ALWAYS going to be my #1 priority and goal. Sometimes this means taking an extra few hours to create a “previously on” intro montage to enhance a scene with added context and suspense. Or devoting an extra hour or two to making subtitles for parts of quiet or mumbled dialogue that I know will make the scene ten times hotter.

Sometimes these types of creative choices result in scenes going up on the site several hours or even a day or two later than planned. Sometimes it means taking entire weekends off to focus on special trips and production plans. As a long-time porn consumer myself, I’m sympathetic to the frustration and impatience that comes with having to wait for new content. But at the end of the day, I am ALWAYS going to prioritize creating the hottest possible content over meeting an arbitrary and creatively restrictive deadline.

With this in mind, I’ve come to the humbling realization over the past several months that I simply can’t keep up with the expensive and exhausting pace of production demanded by a weekly schedule, at least not if I want to continue producing the kinds of unique, lengthy, and often costly scenes that I’m proud to share with BBA’s members.

Too often, this has led to situations where I feel pressured into posting inferior and disappointing content just to keep up with an unrealistic schedule. And more often than not, viewers end up feeling just as frustrated and disappointed by the weak update as they would have been if I’d posted nothing at all!

After consulting with Montez and other peers in the industry, I’ve made the difficult decision to scale BBA’s update schedule back to THREE updates a month instead of four, with the updates still being posted on Fridays. The “off” weekends will vary depending on my travel and production schedule, and on these weekends I think I’m going to try something new by highlighting classic scenes from the archives that BBA’s viewers might have forgotten about or simply never discovered – at discounted rates for a limited time.

As always, my goal will continue to be delivering unique and unforgettable scenes on enough of a regular basis that a monthly subscription will still be worthwhile. If for whatever reason, you don’t feel like this is the case, or your personal porn tastes tend to be pretty narrow, then I’d encourage you to check out our credits alternative that allows you to enjoy BBA’s content on a scene by scene basis. Your credits will never expire, and you can spend them only on the models and scenes that really interest you.

If you want sloppy and forgettable 20-minute scenes featuring the same over-exposed “porn stars” over and over, then there are certainly other sites that will offer that like clockwork at the same exact time every week – and in most cases, charge you MORE in the process. I could easily update the site every week if I was settling for that same shitty standard.

If, on the other hand, you value the types of lengthy, unique scenes that BBA offers, then I hope you’ll be able to respect and appreciate the time, expense, and hard work that goes into making them possible and understand this much-needed change in the update schedule.

My hope is that this adjusted schedule will provide a bit more breathing room for the creative process and allow me to focus more on quality over quantity, ultimately resulting in a better and more consistently satisfying experience for EVERYONE going forward.
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Hotter Than July Detroit Pride & Revised Summer Schedule Update

I just wanted to remind everyone to come out and join me/Michael Galletta, Montez, and some of your favorite BBA models at this upcoming weekend’s Hotter Than July Detroit Pride (July 27-30)!

If you live in the Detroit area or even if you don’t, it’s not too late to book a quick flight or plan a special road trip with friends for this special opportunity to meet and mingle with Rico Pruitt, Blake Bishop, Stylez, and Shazeer up close and in person! One or two additional BBA models might even make a surprise appearance as well.

I know this unusual summer schedule has been extremely frustrating for BBA’s fans, and trust me, I hate it every bit as much as you do. But I need you to bear with me for just a little bit longer. In trying to figure out the best and fastest way to restore some normalcy to the schedule, and after realizing that BBA’s monthly subscribers have still received three new updates in June and four new updates in July, I’ve decided to resume the regular weekly schedule starting NEXT weekend instead of this weekend as originally planned, allowing me to focus my time and energy on this upcoming trip and hopefully some hot filming while we are there as well.

To make up for the inconvenience and (hopefully short-lived) disappointment, I’ve asked CCBill to extend all active/current BBA memberships by two weeks. Please don’t hesitate to contact me directly at michael@blackboyaddictionz.com if you have any questions or concerns about this.

The good news is that I can FINALLY see the light at the end of the tunnel and should hopefully be able to get back to the regular weekly schedule starting next week. And if all goes well, I should also have some sizzling-hot surprises in store for the rest of BBA’s Summer Season!

In the meantime, please help us spread the word and come out and join us for a weekend full of fun events at Hotter Than July Detroit Pride. Click here for a full schedule of events and stay tuned to our new BBA Twitter for the latest info and updates on specific events and where we will be throughout the weekend.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

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Detroit Pride to Kick Off BBA Tour July 27-30!

As most of you have probably heard by now, our BBA Tour got off to a rocky start a few weeks ago (you can read more about what happened on our new BBA Twitter).

As disappointing and discouraging as that was, we are NOT giving up on the idea of a BBA Tour just yet, and we are excited to announce that Black Boy Addictionz is a special sponsor for this year’s Detroit Hotter Than July Gay Pride!

Detroit Pride runs from July 25th-30th but the boys of BBA will be there beginning on the 27th. If you live in Detroit or the surrounding area, please come party with us as BBA’s Chief Marketing Director Montez brings along exclusive BBA models Rico Pruitt, Blake Bishop, Stylez & Shazeer for a weekend full of fun events! I might even make a special appearance myself 😉 .

Check out the official Detroit Pride website and be sure to follow the new BBA Twitter for the latest info and updates on specific events and where we will be throughout the weekend.

If you live in the Detroit area or if you’re able to travel, we hope you’ll take advantage of this special opportunity to meet and mingle with some of your favorite BBA models up close and in person! Look forward to seeing you there!


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