Tag Archive: BBA news

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.
Share

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!

Share

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!


(more…)

Share

Summer Schedule Update

Sorry for being such a stranger here on the blog lately! Hope everyone had a safe and fun holiday weekend.

It’s been a pretty crazy summer around here so far…..I’ve been robbed at gunpoint by a former model (thankfully nobody was hurt), our first attempt at a public appearance was a total disaster (more on that later), I found myself less than 15 feet away from a grizzly bear in the Canadian Rockies (again, thankfully nobody got hurt), had to cut ties with a sleazy and dishonest business associate after catching him in an elaborate betrayal and scam, and on top of everything else been battling a miserable cold for over a week.

Not exactly your ordinary, average summer so far, LOL! But then again, anyone who’s been following this blog for any length of time already knows this has been anything but an ordinary life ever since I started BBA nearly ten years ago.

I’m happy to hear that the vast majority of you have been enjoying the fresh faces and exciting new scenes we’ve been bringing you lately. I know the recent update schedule has been far from ideal, but at the same time I personally think this year overall has featured some of our best and hottest scenes ever and I’m extremely proud of the content we’ve been bringing our loyal members so far. And the year’s still only halfway over!

Since my personal and production schedules are still far from back to normal, I’ve decided to continue with the unconventional, two updates every other week schedule for at least one more month. I honestly don’t like this any more than most of you seem to, and I have no intentions of making this a permanent change, but for now it’s the best and easiest way for me to continue bringing you the same amount of new content on a still somewhat regular basis.

And just to clarify, BBA’s monthly subscribers are still receiving the same number of updates, just spaced out a bit differently than usual. I hope to resume the regular weekly schedule some time in August.

Thanks for your continued patience with this temporary summer schedule. Hope everyone enjoys the TWO hot and lengthy new scenes just posted this past weekend, and while you’re anxiously waiting for next weekend to arrive, please enjoy the MANY hot and action-packed scenes from the past couple months, and/or any of the other 300-plus scenes currently available to BBA’s monthly subscribers.

I’m also going to try to take some time to catch up on responding to your questions and feedback, so be sure to be on the lookout for that as well.

Share

Important Announcement Re: Summer Schedule Experiment

To accommodate an unusually complicated and chaotic travel and production schedule this month, I’ve decided to take a break from BBA’s usual weekly format and experiment with a more unconventional update schedule for at least the month of June.

Instead of updating the website this week, I’m going to try posting TWO updates NEXT week after returning from a busy weekend of filming, followed by another week off while I’m traveling out of the country, followed by another two updates when I return.

Nothing should really change for BBA’s credits purchasers or monthly subscribers other than the fact that new content will be distributed less evenly throughout the month. If you have a one-time, non-recurring subscription and don’t end up receiving at least three new updates during the period of your membership, please contact me at michael@blackboyaddictionz.com and I’ll be happy to make it up to you with an extra week.

Depending on how things go, I might adopt a similar schedule for at least the rest of the summer and possibly even on a permanent basis, or simply resume the regular weekly schedule starting next month. Let’s see how it goes.

Thanks for your patience and understanding as I strive to balance one of the craziest and most stressful summer schedules I’ve ever encountered with my continued commitment to bringing BBA’s loyal members and fans the kind of quantity AND quality that you expect and deserve.

Share

Memorial Day Weekend & Upcoming BBA Tour

Just wanted to let everyone know that the website won’t be updated this upcoming weekend due to the holiday weekend, but we’ll be back with more fresh faces and exciting new scenes starting next Friday.

In the meantime, please enjoy the MANY hot and action-packed scenes from the past couple months, and/or any of the other 300-plus scenes currently available to BBA’s monthly subscribers.

It’s definitely been an exciting and eventful 2017 so far, and we’re just getting warmed up! Kind of crazy to think that the year’s still not even halfway over. If you’ve been enjoying most of the weekly updates this Spring, then you don’t want to miss the sizzling summer season to come!

We also plan to start making public appearances with some of the popular models later this year, starting with Memphis Pride in just a few weeks. That will provide an opportunity for fans to meet and mingle with their favorite BBA models, take pics with them, get autographs, etc.

We’ll be announcing the official lineup for Memphis Pride very soon. Stay tuned to our new Twitter and Tumblr for more details and to keep up to date on when your favorite BBA models will be coming to a city near you!

Hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend, and we’ll see ya next week!
Share

Website Update (with Video Teaser): New Best Friend


You fell in lust/love with him as Damien’s sexy “best friend” Justin in the hit web-series “About Him” and “About Justin.”

Now the time for “make believe” is over, and BBA is proud to bring you Rico Pruitt like you’ve only been able to IMAGINE him before now!

Blake Bishop is a big fan of the popular black gay web-series “About Him,” and he falls asleep after talking with his friend about the show on the phone, then watching the infamous dumpster scene that seduced the world and made Rico Pruitt a star.

While in a deep sleep, Blake Bishop enjoys a steamy and seductive dream similar to one we’ve all no doubt had ourselves about Rico many times, fantasizing that he’s our very own “new best friend” – WITH BENEFITS, of course 😉 !

(Fun Fact: This scene’s intro was actually filmed behind the very same dumpster featured in “About Him”).



(more…)

Share

Coming Soon: Rico Pruitt’s Gay Porn Premiere! (Video Teaser)

Official Fan Favorites from 2016

I’ve been so busy working on the new Spring season that I almost forgot to announce these official results for your favorite models and scenes from last year.

Thanks to everyone who took the time to vote! As I continue working hard behind the scenes to bring you fresh faces and plan exciting new scenes, it’s both interesting and helpful seeing which models and scenes you enjoyed the most from last year.

The polls have closed, the results are now in, and below are your official fan favorites from 2016:

Favorite Solo Scene: Introducing Lil Scrap
(Runner-Up: Introducing Bandit)

Favorite Interracial Scene: Bandit Bends Over
(Runner-Up: Ross – Raising The Stakes)

Favorite Black-Only Scene: Breaking Bandit
(Runner-Up: That Ass Is Mine)

(more…)

Share

Spring Season 2017 Kick-Off (Coming Soon!)

I just wanted to let everyone know that we’ll be resuming the regular weekly schedule and officially kicking off BBA’s Spring Season starting next week (March 9th/10th).

I’m relieved and happy to be able to report that production of new content is finally back in full swing, and recent video-shoots have been VERY productive and successful so far. I can’t even begin to express how excited I am to start sharing with you some of the hot surprises in store for our upcoming Spring season. I’ll try to post some preview pics and teasers in the near future.

While frustrating and regrettable to be sure, this recent break from the weekly schedule has reminded me of a couple very important but easily forgotten things:

First, just how much I LOVE my dream job of making hot porn! Not that I ever STOPPED loving it, but sometimes it’s easy to get bogged down in the pressures and stress of keeping up with the weekly schedule, and lose sight of why I started doing this in the first place.

Nobody takes it harder than I do when setbacks and disruptions keep me from delivering the kind of high-quality content that I strive to bring BBA’s viewers year round. But these recent shoots have been an enormous and encouraging relief, and reminded me just how much fun this job can be when I have a little creative room to breathe and things actually go according to plan!

The second thing I’ve been reminded of these past couple weeks is that BBA really does have the BEST FANS in the business! And I’m not talking about the thieves and cheapskates and freeloaders who call themselves “fans” but only watch what they’re able to find on illegal piracy sites. No, I’m talking about the TRUE, passionate, loyal, dedicated fans who consistently show their love and support by subscribing and/or buying credits on a regular basis, many of you since the early X-Tube and good ol’ Blue Futon days!

I was fully prepared for all kinds of anger and negativity to be hurled in my direction when I posted that blog announcement a few weeks ago, but instead I have received nothing but an outpouring of encouragement and support from the vast majority of you over these past couple weeks.

It’s always nice being reminded that my hard work is enjoyed and appreciated by so many passionate and loyal viewers all over the world, especially during difficult down-times like this. The words of support and encouragement expressed by so many of you over these past couple weeks have been more inspiring and rejuvenating than you’ll ever know!

By the way, if you have an active BBA membership and haven’t yet contacted me about the free month or complimentary credits, please email me at michael@blackboyaddictionz.com and I’ll be happy to take care of that for you right away.

Thanks for your patience while we continue working hard behind the scenes to bring you fresh faces and exciting surprises for what I hope will be an unforgettable Spring Season and rest of 2017. STAY TUNED  😉 !

Share