Helix Re-Launches All-Twink Studio “8teenBoy”

Posted April 10, 2017 by with 101 comments

8teenboy_launchimage-640x360If there were just not enough twinks for you on Helix Studios, you’re in luck, because now there is a site with even more twinks. Helix has re-launched a studio today specializing only in gay twink porn, and it’s all twink, all the time at 8teenBoy:

Today Helix Studios officially launches their new website 8teenBoy.com. Fans of the award-winning gay adult entertainment studio Helix Studios will be delighted to explore this new ultra-twink content line created with the same emphasis on quality hardcore filmmaking. As the “little brother” to Helix Studios, 8teenBoy features a fresh lineup of barely legal boys as well as some industry fan favorites eager to show the new boys the ropes. From fun storylines to hardcore action the 8teenBoy stars are at their sexual peak and anxious to try it all!

Keith Miller, owner of Helix Studios, is excited to re-explore the genre that his network of sites was built on. “As Helix Studios moves further into college aged action, we wanted to apply everything we’ve learned to create a new line of content focus on a guys first sexual interactions. It’s an incredibly exciting time in a gay boys life, everyone remembers those first heart-pounding experiences, and it’s something we’re passionate about capturing on screen.”

8teenBoy-homepage-5As some know, the studio/site 8teenBoy has been around for several years, so this should be considered a re-launch, with new content now being produced by Helix.

Performer Max Carter has joined the team of directors shooting content for 8teenBoy, and there are dozens of scenes now live on the site. The newest features twinks Jay Thompson and Jared Scott:

[8teenBoy]

  • R.A.M.J

    Isn’t Helix already an all twink studio. I sure as hell don’t see any jocks, bears, frat types on there. Or maybe my defination is just different. IDK.

    • FrenchBug

      Well, I do think a lot of their current stars are more twunks. Justin Owen was absolutely not a twink. Jett Black – if it gets confirmed he is filming with them – is not a twink per se either.

    • OneOfTheManyChris

      Then you’re not looking very closely at all. They have lots of jock on twink, frat boy on twink, bears on twink. Yeah, it’s mostly twink on twink but there are LOTS of other examples.

      • R.A.M.J

        Where?

    • peter

      They’ve been ‘beefing up’ their model pool with guys like Blake Mitchell, Corbin Colby, Colton James, Sean Ford, etc. So it’s not just pale, spaghetti-armed, waifish twinks anymore.

      • R.A.M.J

        Blake, Corbin, Colton, and Sean are not exactly jock status. They all still seem pretty twinkish to me. Blake and Corbin…..I’ll give you, but not by much.

  • FrenchBug

    Not to be pedantic but this is more a relaunch since Helix Studios’ twink website was initially 8teenboy until they merged 8teenboy and HotStuds.

  • Justin Trenton #NotMyPresident

    So, now Helix will be twunks and 8teenboy twinks?

    • Alann6

      8teenboy is a separate site you have to join.

  • V1

    Helix has been marketing or co-marketing product under the 8TeenBoy name since at least 2010. But, honestly, “a fresh lineup of barely legal boys” sounds a bit creepy to me.

    • Justin Trenton #NotMyPresident

      That’s the Helix I don’t like. I like twinks with at least a little muscle, like Tyler Hill. Very skinny barely legal twinks are not appealing to me.

      • FrenchBug

        Fair enough but that’s presumably the spirit of this renewed division. I like both but indeed the appeal of, say, Justin Owen and, say, that newbie Alan Davis is not the same.

        • Justin Trenton #NotMyPresident

          The main problem for me is that when they are that skinny they rarely have a hot ass and hole. Working out rounds out the ass and makes it much hotter to look at.

  • WyattTF

    Paging Chris Hansen…..

  • DPS
  • pangelboy
  • Blacharrt

    it’s nice to know my comments need to be approved first.

  • Zealot

    They guys on the advertisement Zach featured on the post make me want to purge my browser history, disconnect the cable internet and pray the police aren’t on their way.

    • McM.

      You shouldn’t say that. The last time somebody left a comment like that a rep at Helix got mad and wrote a letter.

      • Zealot

        Well. Strangely enough I was born with eyes that after double cataract surgery a couple years ago see as well as they did when I was 20. Those two guys look like jail bait. No. Worse. They look like children I’ve worked with in the child welfare system. Using phrases like “barely legal boys” are triggers to market their product to men who unfortunately seek out children for sex; or use images of young children for sexual gratification. It’s deplorable and disgusting. I DARE THEM TO WRITE ME A LETTER. I’d make it my life’s work to shut them the fuck down until they stop these disgusting practices. And I mean that with all sincerity and not an ounce of hatred in my heart.

    • adamb

      Fuck that made me laugh so fucking hard its true tho but its all still legal.

    • groovy.

      I love you Zealot.
      I just..can’t do it. I can’t get into stuff like this. Not judging those who do..but the phrases, settings, and child-like looks erase any desire for intimacy I had. Way too young and young looking for comfort.

      • Zealot

        I understand that it’s considered politically incorrect to judge people on many concerns where sexual practices and preferences are concerned. It’s hard for me on this score given what I do for a living and seeing the effects on children who are sexually exploited. You can’t ever give a child their innocence back once it’s taken.

      • Whispered Words

        Agreed. Every time I look at the one on the left, I keep imagining him telling me he just got his learners permit.

  • C3xxx

    8teenboy = twink
    Helix = twock/twunk

  • sxg

    Just what we need at str8upgayporn! Even more malnourished children in porn to report on!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/060b4df6d69414d5c2997165248de45a4a872a40637ecc4dc6c5f4daaf754064.gif

  • nick

    Saying “barely legal” just makes it sound creepy and like they are aiming for an audience who would watch even if they weren’t legal.

    • Justin Trenton #NotMyPresident

      There is a market for that. Britney Spears made a career from marketing the barely legal look.

      • nick

        But they didn’t advertise her as “barely legal Britney Spears”

        • FrenchBug

          Well, to be fair, in the video that made her famous, she was a half-naked high school girl so “barely legal” would have made her *too old* for what they were trying to convey. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2b5bc179901c11326ed494be29f5200812e7aac4961c8e536d446e5c78908eff.gif

          • Goodboy

            They’re marketing that to little girls and gay men.I’m pretty sure they don’t want to fuck her.

          • FrenchBug
          • McM.

            That was marketed towards straight men as well as girls Britney Spears’ age at the time. It was a necessary transition for her to be taken seriously as an adult performer; being overtly sexual and singing about physical pleasures rather than the romantic fantasies of little girls. Christina Aguilera, Miley Cyrus and others who went from child singers to adults in the spotlight needed to do the same.

            Stacy Ferguson (Fergie) escaped it b/c she left for a while and returned as a grown woman with the group Wild Orchid. Since they were in a separate musical genre, that stage was unnecessary for Janet Jackson and Beyonce.

          • Goodboy

            So was Madonna but we know who her real fan base is.

          • McM.

            Also to be fair, the hyper-sexualization of young girls to attract the older male gaze is so normalized that on one hand most don’t even notice when it is happening, and on the other, it is widely expected and accepted. Older men pursue younger women all the time in popular media, and underage girls having relations with men 20 years and older is rarely portrayed as predatory. I don’t know if it’s b/c we have 30 year old actors playing teenagers, or what. Though in real life, when such interactions are exposed, there is A LOT of victim blaming that goes into excusing the actions of the adult taking advantage of the child.

            This is one of the many areas where heterosexual culture is not to be used as a guide for what is acceptable. Heterosexuals and homosexuals are regarded differently, and b/c of this, and the accompanying stigma, homosexual culture is more socially moral when it comes to sexualizing the young. You’re supposed to side-eye men who lust after children. And that salivating on the sidelines until some magical event passes (a birthday) before jumping on a kid doesn’t make a person any less of a predator. The same goes for pretending an 18 year old is underage for them to become an object of sexual desire.

            The side-eyeing here comes from Helix choosing to portray their legal-but-groomed-to-look-underage performers as more youthful than they already have been. There’s not a damn thing wrong with twinks. But when you group them together, groom them, and stage them in high-school settings, slumber parties, with lollipops and other youth-oriented accessories, people are going to stop and wonder what is going on.

          • FrenchBug

            I respect the difference you are drawing and I do not disagree with your ultimate point.
            But not all twink lovers/Helix consumers are reacting to that packaging – and while that was not nick’s point which was indeed aimed at the advertising strategy, I do think too many are too easily jumping from criticizing that creepy marketing strategy to criticizing Helix consumers.
            I like Helix’ stuff because, among others, I like twinks and at no point did the barely legal or the schoolboy thing play a role in my arousal. On the contrary, it sometimes creeps me out: I never was interested in that ridiculous (non-Helix) lollipop website that hired many of the same performers.

    • FrenchBug

      I am not a fan of the “barely legal” terminology but worth mentioning “barely legal” is an extremely widespread category of straight porn. Hustler Video’s most famous line of movies is called “Barely Legal”. I don’t see people accusing straight men of borderline pedophilia when they get off on it so let’s not embrace negative stereotypes of an heteronormative society and make all kinds of insinuations that gay twink-lovers would break the law and fiddle little kids if they could.

      • FrenchBug

        On a side note too btw, it always seemed to me that the extreme pride that many gay men (see comment section of Str8upgayporn) take in insulting twinks and despising twink lovers is more about very loudly defending yourself against the negative stereotypes of society that you internalized.
        You don’t want to be the flaming queen straight people make fun of so you want to make sure everyone knows you are “straight-acting”. You realize society thinks being penetrated is a sign of weakness and you don’t want sexism to apply to you? You are a “total top”. You don’t want them to accuse you of pedophilia? “twinks are gross”.

        • Stacy
        • WhimsyCotton

          There’s nothing wrong with liking twinks. But these kids aren’t even twinks. They’re clearly late bloomers in the middle of fucking puberty. Yeah, they’re 18, but that doesn’t make it not creepy. Surely, you can see the difference between a twink like Lane (when he debuted on SC) and these guys here?

          • FrenchBug

            I will say this and I think we might actually end in a similar spot on this: I actually do think 18 is too young to make a decision like performing in porn, no matter what you look like. And that’s about protecting *them* from their own bad decisions rather than from whatever porn consumers are projecting onto them

      • nick

        I don’t care that they are young, it’s the wording, saying “barely legal” just makes me instantly think of something illegal, like if a bank said “We invested your money in our barely legal investment plan”

      • Marik Ishtar

        “Barely legal” is creepy regardless of gender. Like incest and rape fetish, there may be a market for it but it doesn’t make my skin crawl any less.

        • FrenchBug

          I am not going to argue further because I don’t like it phrased like that either.
          I just very very much resent the way people who are attracted to twinks or lolitas are painted as repressed pedophiles.

      • WhimsyCotton

        People don’t accuse straight men of watching “barely legal” porn because straight men typically don’t hang out on forums talking about the porn they watch. I think there would be just as much weirdness surrounding this topic if they did.

      • realitytvIV

        Wrong. I always accuse straight men of being border line pedophiles and rapists. Too many of them are into the schoolgirl fantasy and the jailbait/”teen” categories are overly popular for any person with a brain to dismiss straight men’s sexual interests as innocent fun or whatever you want to call it.

    • Goodboy

      Most that get off on the barely legals desire something that gets them prison time. Helix is a safe place to explore their kiddie fucking fantasies.

  • Trepakprince

    I’m just not about that life. Excuse me while I go bathe in bleach for a few hours. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/efe27dae73f2198e4ece08d97b71267c9892bf6224ec0bd6f32135a7f2a4c116.gif

  • asby

    I hope they will have tutors on set to help these boys with their missed school work.

  • Scrapple

    So the Helix guys didn’t look young enough, and they’re lowering the bar even more? You can almost smell the subpoenas.

    • gamera87

      Yes, you SHOULD smell the poenas.

  • Stacy

    I would like Jaxton Wheeler to visit the site on occasion for fun and games with the boys…. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/36469edbf5a1d8866b4ef503738e6a514ede12b54d317fe1ef43eb4d4376ab80.gif

  • Trev Nich

    I do like the occasional Twink, but I get kind of creeped out when they’re made to look underage. It’s borderline pedo to fantasize about that, which makes me feel uncomfortable. Even though I know they’re legal, I don’t want to buy into some fantasy that they’re young boys. If you’re into that, I’m not here to judge. But I will say that there are certain parts of the world (Australia is an example) where even implying that the performers are underage is illegal, no matter what their actual age is. If I want some twinks, Helix will be just fine.

    • adamb

      I like ur comment, yeah i sorta have to agree with u on this. Im actually to scared to click on the link, its a lil wrong looking. I love Helix – give me Sean, Joey, Corbin, Blake any day over the other site, I know 8teenboy is aimed at gay men but its just to creepy looking when Helix themselves can cover any twink/twunk genre?

  • adamb

    I like men & twinks/twunks why not mix it up?

  • WhimsyCotton

    I try to be open-minded, but let’s be real. This content is targeting a very specific target audience – likely the kind Chris Hansen would like to have a word with…

    Everything from the models to the write up just reeks of ugh… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/968e559b18aa997fd1b6f4b82abef5b9da50ea959b1841b5f3854c82a1c97946.gif

  • peter

    I think they should have a series just for virgin twinks who want to lose their virginity to Blake Mitchell: “I’ve been saving myself for Mr. Blake Mitchell!” Show a drivers’ license that shows they’re barely legal!

    • WhimsyCotton

      You forgot the /s at the end of your post. Please tell me you forgot it…

  • Zealot

    I’ve seen these websites on computers of too many pedophiles I’ve investigated over the years. So, I have no fondness or patience with them. I believe they’re actively marketing to this segment of the viewership and money is the driving force. I know sites like this can be triggers or gateway experiences for men and women seeking sex with underage children. I know it from firsthand experience. I don’t want to condemn it lightly as I also understand they likely are careful when using terms like “Twink”,”barely legal” and “boy” as to not break any law. I’m sure they also take great care to ensure they employ talent of legal age. But how they market it makes me personally sick to my stomach. It has a legal right to exist I suppose, but when I see models like those in this post, I just can’t let it pass without saying why I think it’s wrong.

    • Iain Gardener

      Can I just say thank you for your reasoned and articulate response to this post. I went through a twink phase years ago but when I looked at the pictures I felt seriously uncomfortable. The issue I think isn’t so much Helix or porn as much as its the hyper sexualisation of children in western society in general.

      • Zealot

        Iain – You’re absolutely right. I wasn’t as aware of it as after I started working child abuse and exploitation cases as an investigator that what you said about sexualization of children hit home. It’s a societal problem that isn’t going to be dealt with in any meaningful way until we understand that. It’s saddening how much “understanding” perpetrators get from our courts and judges. Only about 1 in 5 perpetrators who I confirmed had actually sexually abused their children ever saw the inside of a jail or had to do any kind of counseling/treatment. Fortunately the burden of proof for custody was much lower and the decision was mine as to wether the other 4 of 5 had to go home. Guess what? They didn’t. And of those 4 only 1 confirmed parent ever completed treatment successfully.

        • Iain Gardener

          Firstly thank you sir for your role in protecting some of our most vulnerable. I live in the U.K. and I really hadn’t noticed this creeping sexualisation until I saw an article on a store selling tees with SLUT, and PARTY GIRL for girls aged 6 to 8. That alerted me to how prevelent this is, and how inured we have become to it.

          • Zealot

            I”m with you on those T-Shirts. People will do anything for money. It’s despicable. Thanks for your nice words about my job. I get asked all the time how I can do this kind of work and not have nightmares, and I guess sometimes I do…but I’ve been good about separating my work and private lives it seems until there’s a post like this, and my big-mouth-ed-ness comes right to the fore!

    • McM.

      Since you have investigated pedophiles, perhaps there is something you can help me with. There is a specific terminology for how that culture further infantalizes a subject to make them appear younger and/or more innocent; accomplished with dress, settings, and body poses. For instance, in the barely-legal hetero side of porn you can see grown women in pigtails surrounded by candy and stuffed animals in a room that were she absent you’d think belonged to an 11 year old.

      I want to say “staging”, but not sure. Anyway, I believe this is what many scenes are doing to appeal to hebephiles/ephebophiles.

      Go to this link ( http://str8upgayporn.com/logan-cross-bareback-bastian-hart-kody-knight-gay-porn/ ) and you’ll see two pictures of Bastian Hart. They’ll stand right out. Aside from the heavy photoshopping, Bastian’s legs are posed in such a way that I’ve seen only with infants to very young children.

      • Zealot

        McM – I’ll do my best, but you really answered your own question with a lot of very good examples. Typically, even when an underaged child is involved in the photos or video– those who produce and/or use these kinds of images for profit or sexual gratification do what they can to make them appear even younger. That often includes (as you pointed out) settings like bedrooms with stuffed animals, toys, candy) and clothing– which can include anything from diapers and onesies to school boy/girl uniforms. Staging is an excellent term for how the subjects of all ages (legal and otherwise) are presented to look underage. Body hair is removed (arms, legs, chests and armpits), and make-up is used if the models are already shaving to cover up stubble and add rouge to make their cheeks look rosy and flushed/embarrassed. These settings (environments, clothing, etc.) are usually part of the fantasy the buyer requires both to satisfy that this is indeed a child, and that the child is in a helpless or available state or place from which they are accessible for the fantasy to get underway. Thus, you see not only bedrooms, but school yards, playgrounds and the like. It’s insidious and I have to tell you that a time or two I’ve seen grown men, long-term, hard core detectives and police officers break down and weep or throw up during these investigations. It’s the kind of thing that makes me so furious at studios (even when using models of legal age) who use some of these techniques and poses to sell the idea that the subjects are under legal age. Thanks for the question and the great insight. Unfortunately there seems to be an inextinguishable appetite for this type of product. It really saddens me for humanity.

  • FrenchBug

    I am enjoying the mature conversation we are having about this and appreciate everyone’s input. I continue to resent the insinuations about twink-lovers in some of the comments but I also certainly agree with certain points that are made and that were not on my radar at the beginning of the conversation. Case in point: while watching the trailers for some of those scenes, I noticed how the set was made to look like a young teenager’s room with the bunk beds and mess on the floor. That fits what some of you are saying underneath and that certainly is unnecessary if Helix is being genuine about being above board.

    • emlli

      I appreciate your level headed comments throughout these conversations. While creepy older dudes liking younger dudes is always under the spotlight there are, believe it or not, younger dudes who want to see people who look like them. People don’t turn 18 and suddenly explode into 24 Hour Fitness ads, there are a lot of 18 year olds who look like this and would enjoy watching porn with guys who look their own age. If this kind of porn is inherently immoral because it implies older men should be attracted to younger men, then are we also saying that younger guys should only be able to watch porn with men who look like they’re at LEAST in their mid-20’s? Why isn’t this younger age group allowed to exist in porn? I don’t think you can draw a direct parallel with straight porn because that is a world where one sex is the product and one is the consumer, in this case the chances of twinky 18 year olds jerking off to porn that represents them is actually pretty high. There’s a lotta scrawny white boys out there who’d be happy to know they don’t need unobtainable muscle mass to feel sexy. Why should they HAVE to look at porn with scruffy hairy beefy dudes that look like their gym teacher? Can’t they just have normal healthy crushes on people their own age?

      There’s always gonna be older people who like looking at young people, who wouldn’t covet youth once you’ve lost it. There’s obviously tons of ways for that to get creepy and unethical, but at least these are young people playing with each other in consensual, fairly realistic to the age group situations. It’s not young boys with lollipops flirting with their dads friends or getting lured into vans. If you’re gonna do “young,” there’s a lot more predatory ways to go about it. Older watchers have the bigger wallets that can fund these kind of productions for the broker younger people who couldn’t financially support a relatable genre on their own. There’s more young people that want this stuff every day (and gradually less of the older ones). I guess an equivalent would be a lesbian studio made by lesbians for lesbians but yeah sure they’ll market to the dudes who wanna watch them diddle eachother cause otherwise their audience just isn’t big enough yet to pay the bills. It’s a balancing act to stay true to your emerging demographic while still marketing in a way that’ll attract the supporting patrons, you could probably find examples of that struggle in any industry

      • Caesarimp

        You raise some good points, and there are certainly complications to this issue. I think there are a few hinges involved, one of them being our broad cultural conception about what 18-20yo “looks” like, which has certainly been skewed by decades of 30yo men playing teenagers on television, etc.

        Another, though, is whether the site is catering specifically to a demographic who are interested in seeing young men who look younger than their age. This is problematic. You all have mentioned above that there are young people who look like the standard 8teenboy mode, i.e. very slim, relatively hairless, etc. That’s very true, and if you include those models among other types, it creates a more rounded image for the site, and more accurate depiction of what young men in that age range look like. I think Helix was heading in that direction with some of its most popular models, and it was definitely for the better. I think with so much of the industry focused on the twink/hunk split, there is a largely untapped market for models who are somewhere in the middle. However, if you single out this one particular niche appearance, “barely legal” guys, then those uncomfortable undertones become much more difficult to ignore. 8teenboy basically does that.

        A related issue is whether or not the models (who are of age) are encouraged or groomed to look younger than they are. This, again, is a problem. If you take, for example, a model who is 18 and slim, and you shave all of his body hair off, including areas where most men typically do have at least *some* hair at maturity (i.e. armpits, arms/legs, pubic area, etc) then the intent is likely to depict a model as being underage. Now yes, there are certain exceptions, and certainly there is room for the model’s own preferences as well, but at a certain point, when the evidence piles up, we have to call it what it is.

  • Alesx

    I wonder how much of the consumer of these are people around that age too.

  • AJ’s Black Widow

    Pass

  • Marcus Collack

    I wouldn’t say they are made to look underaged, because a week ago, they were underaged.

  • Marcus Collack

    Now I’m Stuck

  • emercycrite

    I can’t. I just can’t.

  • seeker630

    I’ll be happy if they differentiate the 2 sites by keeping the younger-looking models on the new site and not using them on the Helix site. A win-win.

    • Sed

      Won’t work. Guys were complaining that Corbin Colby and Blake Mitchell looked to young. You can’t please twink haters.

  • Kanaka

    Good thing Justin Owen moved on to different studios. He’d be a senior citizen here.

  • Caesarimp

    Wait, if 8teenboy is their all-twink studio then what does that make Helix? At least this will presumably make it easier to distinguish between material with their good models and those throwaway waifs that they use whenever the other guys are busy?

  • goosegui
  • Mister Sterious

    Max Carter has a butterface and Helix overuses him.

  • Jason

    Ironically, I joined their main one recently because it had edged far enough away from those themes.

  • Parker Lewis
  • JT

    Wow, all of you are as wrong as you can be… The ‘twink’ stage of a guys life is when he’s 18, starting college, and becoming a man. They’re in the throes of being a beautiful young man, not boy, not with a fantasy of fucking a boy. There’s a huuuuuuuuge difference. I looked like a twink till I was about 27/28, a lot of guys have a young look without having to be jailbait. Pedophiles would consider these guys too old. A guy with a fully grown cock that has pubic hair is too old for any creepy pedophile. How you cannot see the difference is beyond me. There’s nothing wrong with enjoying the beauty of a young man. College aged guys are great, and plenty of them are skinny and smooth. Hell, I see guys in their 40’s that are as smooth as some ‘twinks’. I have a feeling all of your paranoia about borderline pedophilia speaks to your own conscience.