REASON: The site has been closed and there is a different web on the domain now.
ClassicBareback.com gets back to the roots of porn and promises classic movies with classic gay bareback action.
My Opinion About ClassicBareback
The first porn film I watched was a 60s black-and-white stag movie made years before I could speak my first words. I haven't the faintest idea how a friend of mine got his hands on it, but looking back, I don't recall it being all that much different from gonzo today, except the sex was perhaps a lot more raw and back to basics. If you had a similar experience, then you may have a curiosity about what gay guys did back in the day, or maybe you have a fetish for old-style porn, or even grew up in the heyday when safe sex was barely a thought, let alone a practice. Classic Bareback is all about delivering pre-condom sex films.
There are 36 bonus films, although I'm not sure why they wouldn't be part of the main archive, since the majority of them are retro films. In any case, it just adds to the amount of content you get.
The members' area has an OK design, although there are a few formatting issues in some of the text that could be easily rectified. A welcome message, a news description and thumbnails of recent updates are what you first discover coming into the site. There's a page-top menu, and once you get into a particular section, then you need to browse through various pages. It's a simple browse, but could be better.
Obviously the content has been around the block, but it looks like the site may have acquired some exclusive rights, since their site name is imprinted on the photos. In any case, this is the first time I've come across a classic gay porn site, so I was looking forward to checking it out.
There are 40 sets of photos, which is a lot fewer sets than I had anticipated. Some are in colour and others are black-and-white and there's a write-up of each set. What you won't find are dates. You'd think that a site like ClassicBareback would at least provide us information about the era or year that particular set was shot. However, there aren't even names of the models. Each set contains roughly 50 shots, and you can view thumbnails in small, medium or large sizes. However, there's no such choice when it comes to the 750x563 pictures. There's a slide show, which is convenient for hands-free viewing, but no zip file to download a complete set. The pictures are highly pixelized, which was irritating to say the least. They weren't worth the time of day, as far as I was concerned.
When it comes to movies, there are merely five of them, which was probably the biggest let down I've had in a while. I mean why would there be so few featured movies and so many same style/era bonuses? It didn't make much sense to me. There's a college jock film that looks like it may have come from the late 70s or early 80s, there's some glory-hole and shower scenes, a biker movie, and a fast car/hard body flick. The films are between 30 and 60 minutes, but the file sizes were so small that I wasn't holding my breath for amazing quality. There are Flash streams and WMV clips, but there's no full-length download. In fact, there wasn't a download at all. The 819Kbps 640x480 films are OK quality, but in this day and age, they should be better and I think I'd have enjoyed the films a whole lot better if they were. Story lines are good and par for the course, here. There are no condoms and I was intrigued, but overall the site was so disappointing that it was hard to get turned on.
Considering the wealth of retro gay porn floating around, you'd think that Classic Bareback would be able to find more of it, not to mention better quality. There are five featured films and 36 bonuses, and while there are plenty of photos, the images are horribly poor. The models get taken for a hardcore ride and this is good, but in the end, you'll feel like you've been taken for a ride if you join this site. Obviously, Classic Bareback is not amongst my top 1000, let alone my top 10.