Review date: December 2016
George Duroy’s Bel Ami has been producing incredibly sexy and well-filmed gay porn for almost twenty-five years. Now there’s a spin-off aptly named Freshmen, the re-imagining of a previous Bel Ami offshoot, Kinky Angels. While Freshmen itself is still small, membership includes hundreds of Kinky Angels scenes, the quality is excellent and the presentation is unique. So if you like young, gorgeous and hung central Europeans filmed in Bel Ami style, it’s definitely worth considering.
The Freshmen tour gives you a chance to browse through the entire site's contents, and there are plenty of free one-minute preview clips on offer. You can also browse the Kinky Angels archive, included with your membership.
The Freshmen look is clean and contemporary and it's a cinch to browse through from page to page, though there's no search, no model index and no cross-references from models in one scene to the rest of their scenes.
Freshmen inherits a "magazine" format from Kinky Angels, with a new "issue" coming out each week, usually with three videos along with text descriptions and small screen cap galleries. Our main navigational beef is the site's need to open every page in a new window; it is simply unnecessary.
The Men and the Action
The freshmen are young men, usually handsome Czechs and Hungarians under 25. They tend to be smooth, lean, uncut and well-endowed. Proven Bel Ami models help these young apprentices out, showing them how to make love to (and like) a porn star. If they do well, they may graduate to Bel Ami Online. Others will bloom for a few scenes on Freshmen and never be seen again. Sex can range from solos to mutual jerk-off sessions to blow jobs to full-on raw fucking.
While Freshmen focuses on the theme of Bel Ami tryouts, Kinky Angels, which started off as a "reality" site, caters to more varied scenarios and many of the videos are populated with know Bel Ami names. You'll see the "freshmen" concept is also a popular theme in Kinky Angels -- indeed the recruitment and training of new models has always been a motif at Bel Ami.
As you would expect from Bel Ami, the videos are outstanding quality, with expert videography and great lighting.
Freshmen has 29 videos, with 3 new ones added per weekly issue. The Kinky Angels archive has about 270 videos in 45 back issues. So you actually get 300 exclusive videos when you join.
The Freshmen and Kinky Angels videos are available to download in MP4 in three qualities. The top quality is high definition, 1440x816 pixels, 6,000 kbps. They will also stream in-browser at a default size of 960x540 pixels, which you can toggle to full-screen.
Screens: Freshmen is fully responsive, so it looks good and acts well (except for displaying image galleries) on any size screen. The HD videos look great on a TV-sized screen.
Image and Other Content
Each scene has an image set of just a dozen screen captures, though there has been one set of high-quality digital stills in Freshmen and about 45 in Kinky Angels. The digital stills can be viewed in-browser, but for full effect download the zip files for much larger, high-quality pictures.
Stunning men, excellent videography and a fun, porn star tryout theme: Freshmen, along with the equally compelling Kinky Angels, is a site to join if you admire the brilliant work of George Duroy and his team at Bel Ami.
30 day: $24.95 (rebills @ $14.95)
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30 day: $24.95
(rebills @ $14.95)
Freshmen is operated by Bel Ami and has been online since 2016.
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