"Bel" is French for "beautiful" and "Ami" means a "Male Friend". (Note: Adding an "e", "Amie", changes the gender, a female friend.) So, put loosely, this name of a Czech porn studio means "Beautiful Boyfriend" and boy do they deliver! Bel Ami is basically known throughout the gay world. If you, by any chance, haven't gotten wind of it, where the heck have you been?
A little backgrounder. My first ever full movie download, porn or non-porn for that matter, was "A Greek Holiday" by Bel Ami. I torrented all 1.4 GB of it way back in 2003 because it starred Julian Armanis, my first ever porn wetdream. Oh how many sperm cells and prostatic juices went to waste for his sake! He, for me, was the modern gay Adonis. Sleek, muscled body, amply cut abdominals, slight dash of hair just on the right places, a visage of perfection. He was orgasmicly sexy.
In the dawn of the broadband internet, however, Julian has quit doing Bel Ami videos. He now is keeper of finances of Bel Ami. So I had to make do with other Bel Ami models. None quite appealed much to me as much as Julian did. That was until late last year when Jack Harrer debuted.
Jack Harrer had a lot of the traits I found especially enticing and deliciously sexy in Julian. The well-sculpted body, boy-next-door looks, pleasant, charming, non-cocky persona all of which oozed from a lad with a prized manhood.
What I like in Bel Ami videos is the semblance of romance. The pre-sex cuddling, deep, passionate kisses and licks slowly crescendoing to a heated blowjob and ass play.
Videos peak with gyrating bubble butts, moans filled with desire, lustful exploration of the male body all in preparation for a burst of libido.
I find the slow pace of the sex act pleasurable unlike wham-bam-cum videos made by other studios. They just lack personality and that tad mix of sexuality and sensuality that turns me on and keeps the juices flowing, if you know what I mean. Other than the hot models at the peak of their youthful beauty, I think this is what's special with Bel Ami studios. A very talented director and cinematographer aided by a pricey HD-Sony Camera all come in handy too in capturing all of Bel Ami's sizzlers.
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BUT (Here comes the negative criticisms), recently, I have observed changes in the way they produce videos. Though I find them videos still oven-hot, I find recent threesome and orgy videos too boring and a bit tacky. It may be that my dislike for sex that comes in 3's or more is clouding my judgment, but, there's this element of exhibitionism that I kinda am not comfortable with. I mean, jerking off in the twenties-something (20+ guys, which Bel Ami claims might be the largest filmed group jerk-off/orgy ever) is a bit unrealistic. Its a move away from the realism I find in intimate gay sex between couples. Like, come on, 20+ guys wanking together? Where's the sexiness in that?
And, yes, trios and multiple orgies have become common from Bel Ami lately. But, come on! A trio video involving TWINS? That's another level I'm not quite comfortable with yet again. Some may find it kinky. I find it incestuous. Sorry. I'm not for that thing. But, hey, if you are, here's a pic of a recent twinfest as they call it.
Hmmm. That's it for now.
Uhm, so this is my first "porn-critic" post. As of yet, a catchy name to call this type of post eludes me. Got any ideas? What would you rate my post?