Review date: December 2016
Welcome to Trailer Trash Butthole Bandits! Mark Gemini's long running Gemini Men features over 830 videos of masculine, gay-for-pay guys, who often get convinced to stick things up their virgin holes. While the dudes are usually unpolished, the site has taken strides forward in the past couple of years by completely redesigning its look and content organization, and upgrading the videos. While viewing quality seldom exceeds good, and there's a daily download limit of 4 Gb (about 10 videos), there's something very sexy about these diamonds-in-the-rough.
Gemini Men's tour allows visitors to see ten pages of thumbnails from the actual site (on which there are 70 pages). You can click on any of the thumbnails of the model and see a brief clip.
Unfortunately, you are limited to five video previews; these are quite short -- roughly 30 seconds -- and not explicit.
The site has a very simple but effective layout. There is a horizontal menu which lists the main areas of the site, including "Gemini Men" (the models) "Movie Galleries" (the videos) and "Photo Galleries" (the pictures). Each section has a full keyword and category search so you can easily find your preferred guy or type of activity. In the model index you can browse alphabetically. Each model's profile/stats page contains links to all of his videos.
The Men and the Action
These inked up and ripped bi / straight dudes look like they were plucked out of construction sites and parking lots and then plopped down in a dingy leopard print bedroom somewhere south of nowhere. Most seem bewildered to find themselves naked, sucking dick and getting fucked under the direction of an unseen cameraman. And it's precisely the friction between what you'd expect these real guys to be doing, and what they are doing, that accounts for Gemini Men's occasional erotic home-runs.
Quite a few of the Gemini Men get the trademark "anal training" treatment. The guys start out with teeny-tiny vibrators or butt plugs, and some eventually graduate to a toy called "the man rammer." There's no way of knowing for sure how many of these guys are really straight, or how many are really anal virgins, but everyone seems to enjoy themselves. There are a lot more videos featuring action between two guys these days -- along with a generous helping of boys with toys.
The videos on Gemini Men are amateurish, but that's meant to be a part of their appeal. The lighting is bright but harsh, the sound is audible but brassy, and the camerawork is a little clumsy, with overly frequent zooming. The overall viewing quality is good with the action front-and-center and, of the media choices, the MP4 downloads are the best.
There are over 830 videos, averaging 25 minutes in length, and a new update is added each week.
Most videos are available in MP4 and Windows Media. Those added since late 2013 (now about 35% of the total) are 1280x720 pixels, 1600 kbps; this would be HD if the bitrate were somewhat higher. Older videos are either 720x480 or 640x480 pixels, also with a bitrate of 1600 kbps. As mentioned, the daily download limit is 4 Gb, enough for at least 10 videos.
Screens: There is a very basic mobile version of the site included with your membership. None of the videos are rendered in high-definition, so they don't look great on a TV-sized screen.
Image and Other Content
Gemini Men has a large selection of over 830 image galleries. The galleries average 100 images each, though a good number of them appear to be video captures and are not very good quality. We know there are some digital photos as they are sometimes snapped during video shoots. There is a slideshow feature.
Gemini Men has a large catalog of hot, rough and tumble dudes jerking and playing with toys and fucking for your viewing pleasure. Sadly, none of the videos have the bitrate to qualify as high-definition and the viewing quality tops out at "good." The site's principal charm is its amateur style of catching true amateur models. In the end, these sexy rednecks won us over.
3 day: $5.95 (rebills @ $19.95)
30 day: $19.95 (rebills @ $19.95)
30 day: $29.95 (no rebill)
Condoms used in most fuck scenes.
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3 day: $5.95
(rebills @ $19.95)
30 day: $19.95
(rebills @ $19.95)
30 day: $29.95
Gemini Men is operated by Gemini Studios LLC and has been online since 2006.