When I tended bar at a rough 'n raunchy sinbin
in the sailor's quarter many years ago, my first
exposure was to the classic stuff from the 70s.
Woodsy settings, natural builds, a wide variety
of men, gritty image quality, dodgy lighting and
featuring real toughs from the society's margins.
Years later I had a flatmate with this closet full
of VHS tapes -- a walk-in closet. When no one
was about I'd occassionly endeavour to take in
as many as I could in one sitting without being
found out, often fastforwarding through an entire
video hoping to gleam something of what I had
previously known and liked, but to no avail. The
whole collection was all 80s-early 90s and only
of the 'jock' variety. Very hot. I'd never seen this.
But it very quickly became very boring'n'cheesy.
To this day I've never gone back to revisit those.
I like the rougher, darker ones that I catch some
glimpses of at times when in those raunchy bars,
but I haven't watched them in well over a decade
unless I'm over at some guy's place, and he/they
get off on it. I never bothered to pay for one either,
because it so quickly becomes...boring 'n cheesy.
I'm unable to post images, but if I could, I'd try to
find the photo of the morbidly obese old slob in his
dingy dirty disheveled home office that I once saw
in one of those gay X review catalogs in a sexshop.
The caption read: "Chief Porn Reviewer and Critic"
That image is permanently branded into my brain.