Is Justin Owen The Best Gay Porn Star Of 2016?

Posted November 29, 2016 by with 84 comments

justin-owen-gay-pornIt’s that time of year again: Str8UpGayPorn is proud to present the 4th Annual Str8ie Awards for 2016′s Best Gay Porn Star!

Last year’s winner was Diego Sans, so who will take home the gay porn industry’s most prestigious trophy this year? It’s 100% up to you. Like last year, the Str8ie winner will be determined solely by fan voting, and like last year, there will be 10 nominees. To be eligible for 2016’s Best Gay Porn Star, the gay porn star must have appeared in at least five gay porn scenes in 2016. All of the gay porn stars who were nominated for this award in previous years (2013, 2014, 2015) are NOT eligible this year.

Str8UpGayPorn’s first nominee for 2016’s Best Gay Porn Star is Justin Owen!

hx114_scene33_001Justin Owen’s nomination should come as no surprise, as Str8UpGayPorn covered nearly every Helix scene he was in this year, and each one of them was very good. In fact, looking back at Justin’s 19 scenes in 2016, it’s hard to say which one is the “best.” But, a few did stand out, so here’s a quick recap to remind everyone of the power of Justin Owen:

lance3wayI was skeptical when Justin Owen signed as a Helix exclusive in late 2015, and wondered if he’d “fit in” at the studio, or if he had the “right look.” Turns out, he’ll fit in anywhere that he gets to perform, and his “look” only gets increasingly hot with each new scene. Gifs above and below via scenes with Sean Ford and Troy Accola.

lance3waylance3wayJustin Owen is the gay porn star that truly does offer it all: Hot face, hot body, thick cock, tight bubble butt, and a fully committed performance every time. Bonus points for the hair flip.

Justin Owen’s best three-way was his fuckfest with Max Carter and Tyler Hill:

hx113_scene98_006 helix-max-carter-tyler-hill-justin-owen-041Justin Owen’s best topping scene was when he got to dominate two powerbottoms (Brad Chase and Ian Levine):

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Two other “must-see” Justin Owen scenes were duos with Sam Truitt and Lukas Grande:

hx114_scene66_020hx116_scene14-_024Finally, the only thing harder than picking your favorite gay porn star when the poll goes up next month is deciding whether Justin Owen is a better top or bottom. This versatile virtuoso is so fucking good at doing both, it’s impossible to say which he does better. His three most jaw-dropping bottoming performances, however, had to be when he was fucked by Josh Brady, Calvin Banks, and perhaps best of all, Blake Mitchell (note Justin’s deep-throating skills):

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[Josh Brady Fucks Justin Owen]

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[Calvin Banks Fucks Justin Owen]

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[Blake Mitchell Fucks Justin Owen]

Will Justin Owen add the title of 2016’s Best Gay Porn Star to what has already been his best year ever? He’ll face off against nine other gay porn stars when voting begins on December 31st.

[Helix: Justin Owen’s Complete Filmography]

  • Israel

    No Is not

  • ToxicBrew

    Nope.

  • Maximus
    • Yes considering how few men are gay in gay porn! Zach can maybe rename this, best male working in gay porn 2016, Avoid ‘Star’ part as well?!

    • V1

      For a straight guy, he sure does seem to enjoy getting a dick up his sweet ass… https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/be555ec51a7b3bb8704950f3e1c829fd26f65bcea87fee9c4f36eec5e71972f7.gif

      • Maximus

        The ho is clearly bi, but she insists upon identifying as straight. He mistakening believes that despite the hours of video footage documenting his participation in gay butt sex, society won’t label him as deviant so long as he calls himself hetero.

        https://media3.giphy.com/media/iLaiesmBKYko/giphy.gif

        • kevin

          Helix identifies him as ‘bi’, as did RB. However in his case I think that’s ‘just for the fans’. I sincerely doubt that he messes around with guys in his personal life. His straight scene for Next Door Hookups seemed real authentic.

          • WhimsyCotton

            If I remember correctly, and let’s face it as a fan, I do, he said he had had sex twice before with guys during his first Randy Blue interview pre-porn.

            Mind you, that could have been bullshit, but it did seem oddly specific. Speaking of Next Door Hookups, didn’t Mason Star’s fine ass fuck a chick on there? Anything is possible with these porn guys. I do agree with you about him most likely not partaking in gay sex off camera though.

        • Alann6

          Justin identifies as bi. He loves to bottom and swallow a load of cum.

  • TheThom

    Oh my God. He’s so fucking hot. Haters gonna hate, but I’m in lust with him.

  • Tim

    I don’t watch Helix, but he is a good representative of the best they do.

    also, will the still-active performers from previous years ever be eligible? I mean, 3 or 4 years maybe I can forgive since so many people are short-term performers. and winners, def not. but nominees from 2013 probably should be eligible if they are still active in 2017 or 2018, I’d think.

  • pangelboy

    I’ve been a fan of Justin Owen since his time at Dylan Lucas. He really hit his stride at Randy Blue and his scene with Jarec was really good. I haven’t checked out his scenes with Herr Helix, but I’ll check out the recommended ones in this post. He’s an interesting performing. He’s not gay (AFAIK, he may be “bi”) and he had a penchant for cheesiness at Randy Blue.

    lol at those hairflips

    http://i.giphy.com/xThuWhoaNyNBjTGERa.gif

    • V1

      Yeah, he worked at Randy Blue back when they had a really hot stable of guys. It’s sad how quickly that changed.

      • pangelboy

        Yeah, too bad Randy Blue turned into utter hot mess.

        His scene with Austin Wolf was so hot. The buildup itself can get me off.

        http://i.giphy.com/5fBH6zti4EDpEPfuqTC.gif

      • kevin

        Justin’s work for Helix has been better, IMO, largely because he’s now vers and gets to be a stud! Do love his scene with Kurtis, though.

  • King

    I think I already know where my vote will be going. I have been a fan of his since the beginning. Time will tell!

  • Xzamilloh

    Is Justin Owen‘s Hair The Best Gay Porn Star Of 2016?

    Fixed it for ya :)

    http://cdn.head-fi.org/e/ed/edffcc65_tumblr_mlgn7bU5k71r8dy8go1_r1_250.gif

    • kevin

      Normally I prefer clean-cut guys but I really dig Justin’s mid-length locks. Gives him a Samson-like aura!

  • Todd

    Is Justin Owen The Best Gay Porn Star Of 2016 ?

    https://media.giphy.com/media/l0HlPX5ZqpsBlP3i0/giphy.gif

    • fluffi3

      exactly!!

  • Eric from Sweden

    Haven’t watched a single scene with him, but from what I can see here, he always seem to give a 100% and more. And that’s a good thing, if he is indeed not gay.

  • nandes

    https://m.popkey.co/c5c203/zakye.gif

    His only good scene was the one with Jarek (actually let me go watch that one again nnnn)

    • Al

      That’s the only scene I saw him in. I watched more for Jarek than for Justin.

  • snoopyfo

    wait he’s not gay?!!!! wow then this is the first time a g4p is really good at performing gay sex, im still a fan, he’s hot and passionate but idk about the best of the year need to see the rest

  • The Anchor
  • WhimsyCotton

    Even if I wasn’t a fan of his (since his legendary first photo set at Randy Blue), his consistency alone would make me vote for him. He is a consummate porn star.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/59f5b0f89d056a5f7537317c4a3e16a74974f0773439f598d6fb94e556d58ff7.gif

  • Del

    I’d vote for him not going to lie. He’s up there with Dalton Briggs as one of my favorites.

  • mtxb2010

    HELL-TO-THE-MOTHER-FUCKIN NO!!!!

  • Zealot
  • brock

    Are we really going to go through this whole process like we don’t all already know that Tegan Zayne will win?

    • sxg

      Let’s see who else is nominated first. I’m crossing my fingers for SC’s Jack to be nominated.

      • Tomaj Kempe

        maybe in the ‘hot from the neck down’ category

        • sxg

          And the neck up! I know some people don’t like his face but I do! Besides, he would be far from the ugliest person to be nominated for best gay pornstar. There was Boomer Banks that one year, and Blake Mitchell was nominated last year. Jack can’t help it if he doesn’t have shitty vision to hide his face behind bigass glasses.

          • McM.

            Agreed. Jack is a good-looking guy. He is just not pretty.

            And a guy doesn’t have to be “pretty” to be attractive. If that makes any sense.

          • sxg

            It makes sense to me! Give me Jack’s handsome face than that of Justin Owen’s bitchface and Topher Dimaggio’s caked up cuntface any day!

          • kevin

            I don’t think he’s all that handsome

    • McM.
    • Todd

      In the past, Zach hasn’t nominated anyone twice (as far as I can recall) ………….
      Tegan Zayne was the winner last year, I think.

    • WhimsyCotton

      I completely forgot about him… Well, at least now there won’t be any suspense.

  • Maybe a few years ago I would say yes, I still think Justin Owen is really hot but he don’t have that innocence in his face anymore. That’s what it used to make him look really unique. Sorry, I think his great but I prefer his previous scenes with Randy Blue. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/2f288c75967a0ba364396a1dab56bd28339541103b195f9ffe2b7b55ad104c26.gif https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/93759a0476429cf36c671828fc517b844bbcb14bf82349f9387b40139a6e89d0.jpg

    • WhimsyCotton

      Back at Randy Blue he was still in his not-a-boy-not-yet-a-man phase. Now he’s a man.

  • Iain Gardener

    Short answer no

  • sxg

    I have to admit as a performer he has improved, but I don’t see myself voting for his slimy purseface.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/d838fd1bf7c23df17892605a121e67eeb2127ed9580734236c7d5c1d27f2faba.gif

    • moondoggy
    • Alann6

      sxg, there you go with the “slimy”, again. It would be great to see a picture of you! I’m sure many on here, would have comments to make.

  • a b

    He’s not getting bottoming enough, so nah

  • sanfv

    I’m just here waiting for Brute Clubb to write a blog response to this.

    “Str8 up rigged!!!!”

    “Today I will talk about rupauls drag race, why brexit is the answer, why Str8up refuses to put me on the ballot and why I’ll never bottom!

    See you later putas!”

    -Brute Clubb

  • GayhawkAZ

    Granted, he’s only the first of 10 nominees, but at this point, I can’t imagine who else has had such a great year, so I would vote for him.

  • AJ’s Black Widow

    Absolutely not.

  • Sebastian S

    I get his appeal, but I could never get into his pouty lipped hair performances at Randy blue (RIP). Some of those scenes were really good though, and Helix is not my cuppa.

    This should be a showdown between Tegan Zayn and Carter Dane.

  • marcuz86

    I really like Justin Owen, he is very hot! But I prefer when big top, like Austin Wolf, fucks him very harder. So he needs to change studio, and enjoy Falcon Studio. I wish Sebastian Kross could fuck him.

  • Pascal Stretch

    Never as good as when he bottoms !

  • Paul J

    I’ve seen some people complain that he talks too much, but I like that. He makes it seem that he’s into the action, so he’s a good actor.
    But I couldn’t ever vote for him. In his scene with Sean Ford, Justin was wearing a very sexy pair of white briefs, clearly showing his cock…which remained steadfastly limp for at least 10 minutes of preparing Sean’s ass. Just the thought of fucking Sean Ford has me rock hard in seconds.
    When it came to the big moment, Justin’s cock had as much life in it as fossilised dodo. There was an obvious cut and wahey, Justin’s suddenly ready for action. What is remotely hot about a performer having to be fluffed before he can fuck Sean Ford.

  • kevin

    Usually I’m hesitant to endorse gay4payers for this honor, but Justin has really gone above and beyond! He’s made a Helix-believer out of me — a sight I’d never thought I’d join. With all due respect to Blake, Brad, and Sean, Justin’s definitely the franchise player there! His scenes are always fun!

    • Oracle

      “sight” 👀

    • peter casella

      oh my god yes !!!

  • turbo27

    His RB scenes were much better than HS, so far. But good to have him there, though he didn’t look as good as usual in the last scene he was in.

    • Alann6

      His first scenes with Dylan Lucas were great.

      • turbo27

        True. The site never really got going, but Justin was good there.

  • Travis

    Justin Owen is aging really badly. I fail to see his appeal. There are countless better looking & more charismatic guys in poor today.

    • peter casella

      so how are you aging ?????

  • Daddycub

    Previously I didn’t like twinks but this year I found myself watching some with great interest (primarily the god that is Calvin Banks). Justin has always had my attention although I hadn’t really thought of him as a twink until he joined Helix. My only complaint? I have to watch his scenes with the sound turned of because his constant litany sounds fake, forced, and is really irritating. Otherwise he’s a true pleasure to watch.

  • Tomaj Kempe

    I’m a huge fan of the Big JO’s and I think this recognition is long overdue!

  • Tomaj Kempe

    my helix wish-list

    justin takes his first raw dick from blake

    blake takes his first dick in a scene from justin

  • sans

    He’s pretty nice but I feel its not worth the win. If he got nominated then by all means but winning I’m sorry no.

  • gaysiantwink

    Not with Carter Dane around he’s not.

  • Blacharrt
  • sbd

    He is one fucking fine pornstar. Looks, body, cock, passion, condoms and all.

  • goosegui
  • Alex
  • JohnnyVooDoo

    Not even. This site is good for promoting ‘straights’ and G4P as the better performer in gay porn.

  • Judas

    Why is everyone ignoring how puffy and red Justin’s face is?
    He’s obviously a drug addict right?

    He looks terrible these days compared to how he looked at Randy Blue.

  • Sed

    Justin Owen is certainly good looking. He seems enthusiastic. But try as I might I just don’t like it. I don’t know. Perhaps in a world of method actors he’s a bit to Norma Desmond for my tastes.

  • freater

    Of course not.

  • Adrian Sanderson

    No.

    • Alann6

      Yes!

  • peter casella

    i just love justin owen !!!!!!. the body the fat cock just is the most fantabulous thing ive seen in gay porn this year — i haven’t been this excited about a porn star since brent corrigan — as i watch i can see he enjoys what he does both topping and bottoming — what turns me on especially is how he talks while having great sex — i love that ’cause im a talker myself — i find that a great turn on — helps me cum every time — have looked at his work from randy blue and dallas lucas and find he only gets better and better — a definite coup for helix getting him as an exclusive — as far as can see on these comments there is a lot of hate — would like to see some positive feed back — will be voting as much as i can for making justin owen best gay porn star of 2016 !!!!!!

  • Alann6

    No one has mentioned that Justin started out at Dylan Lucas and had some great scenes there.