The '70s and '80s brought us a lot more than just disco music and 8-track players. It was also the time of The Skulls, the roughest gay biker gang of all time. And by "rough," I mean they were into some of the most intense BDSM ever. Tribal Male gives us both a history lesson on The Skulls, as well as steamy vintage gay bondage.
A tagline on the preview page for TribalMale is that "there was no consensual, only consent," meaning the BDSM fun pre-dated the use of safe words. This helps give you an idea as to how hardcore some of the 37 movies get.
But there's more to it than that. Being retro gay porn, many of the vids have lengthier setups with deeper plotlines than you would find in today's guy-on-guy films. This might sound like a turnoff for those who just want to see hardcore anal or extreme rope and other fetish play, but it's actually wicked hot.
I'm not sure if it's because the story makes you connect with the characters as you would while watching a TV drama. Maybe it was just a case of blue balls before finally getting to the action. Regardless of the reason, I was damn hard when a Roman governor face-fucked his chained-up slave.
You can stream the videos in great-looking Flash or download them as great-quality Windows Media files. You can also bring them on the go by saving them on your iPod in good-quality MP4 format.
There aren't really photo sets so much as examples of works from several gay artists whenever a detailed biography is posted. This results in three picture galleries, but you can't save them in Zip folders. Depending on the pics, they're either medium or low-res and showcase artistic hardcore, nudes and toons.
It may seem like they update infrequently, but if you look closely, there's a method to the madness in their scheduling. One week out of the month has four to seven days of new content being added.
Besides vids and bios, there are tons of articles detailing The Skulls and gay BDSM's role in history, as well as links to DVD and fetish stores. You'll also find a forum and third-party S&M dating sites, as well as BDSM events and hotspots in your area.
Tribal Male almost feels more like a gay fetish hangout and detailed history report than it does a porn site. However, even if the unique articles aren't for you, the movies are amazingly hot and really worth checking out.