Exclusive: Sean Cody Makes Huge Change To Release Schedule

Posted May 4, 2015 by with 76 comments

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This is probably huge news to longtime Sean Cody subscribers and bloggers like me who pay way too much attention to trivial bullshit, but to everyone else on Earth, it’s like, “Who cares?” But for those who’ve been wondering, yes, Sean Cody was 24 hours late posting their most recent update, and yes, there is an explanation.

Str8UpGayPorn has learned that, going forward (or at least for the time being—someone could change their mind if sales take a nosedive), Sean Cody will now be updating their site with new solo and bareback sex scenes on Tuesdays and Thursdays at midnight (or, 9pm on Mondays and Wednesdays for those of us on the west coast). This is a big change, and it’s bound to piss a lot of people off, seeing as Sean Cody has been consistently updating on an every-other-day basis for nearly 10 years. Basically, we’ll be getting two scenes per week as opposed to three, but I’m hoping this will help the Sean Cody team focus on producing better content.

As you’ll recall, Sean Cody promised me there would be no major changes to their content after being acquired by Men.com, and while this change in their release schedule might not have to do with their models or their style of filming, it’s still a significant change to Sean Cody’s business model. For now, I’ll give them the benefit of the doubt and hope for better content in the coming weeks and months. Will you?


Here’s the Tuesday update posted a few hours ago. It’s a solo with some guy named Tristan. And don’t forget, one of the good things to come out of the Men.com/Sean Cody deal is that memberships are now only $1.00. Click here to get one.

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  • BoomPow

    Who’s the hot piece riding the dick and shooting his load in the gif?

    • Brian Sky

      It’s Daniel, my dream date.

      • BoomPow

        So frickin hot…Thanks!

        • Zachary Sire

          lol

          • Snowballx

            LMAO!!

          • BoomPow

            It’s for research purposes…

          • moondoggy

            Shame on you for not knowing Daniel! I never miss an opportunity to rave about him here, particularly when Zach posts those gifs. The better gif comes later, when he slides off Cameron’s dick and the cum falls out of his hole. It is totally unacceptable that he didn’t reach double-digit scenes. That creampie with Cameron was so epic that I feel like it must have changed the lives of the people who were there that day, even the straight ones. Could you forget something like that if you saw it in person?

        • Snowballx

          LMAO!

        • Daniel is one of my favorites.

  • Pascal

    So 33% less content and yet they don’t reduce the price? That’s a bold move for sure.

  • Reg W

    SC doesn’t have enough variety of men for me to join or care.

  • Nick

    Knew something shitty’s bound to happen. They better not reason out that they need more time polishing their scenes before they send em out because personally their content is still waaaaay better than most other studios with them doing whatever it is they’ve been doing for years so doing this for that reason is completely unnecessary and I’m not buying it if that is indeed the case. As much as I don’t want to speculate, I think subscriptions aren’t keeping up with their recruitment and production costs with these fucking tubesites to blame.

    • scan15

      I think the new owners of SC own the largest tube sites also.

      • Nick

        Yes, but they don’t own all of it and the other tubesites are just as damaging to their business. It’s good for shutting down competition though. And there’s also torrents which is just as popular. I think things have gotten way out of hand. Ockert of Chaosmen once published an open letter giving insight to this while also giving a gloomy terminal prognosis for his site. Even CF has been releasing fewer new content this past few weeks. They’ve been repackaging old CFS scenes from years ago as new ACM releases (which, even as a purchaser of some of these cfs scenes myself, I actually don’t mind now).

        • NG212

          Corbin Fisher is *not* releasing less new content. They have two new hardcore scenes a week, one solo (sometimes replaced by an oral scene), one straight scene, and one bisexual scene every two weeks. That’s basically been their production schedule for years. The only thing that changed is they used to have a new scene once a week on CFS, which is now rolled into the CF site, and only releases movies when they go on trips.

          For comparison, their release schedule for years was:

          Monday: ACM solo or oral
          Tuesday: ACM hardcore
          Wednesday: ACS hardcore
          Thursday: ACM hardcore
          Friday/Every other Friday (depending on the era): ACS bisexual hardcore

          They used to release 4-5 new scenes a week, and they still release 4-5 new scenes a week. The only days they release what they call “Throwback” or “Flashback” or “Turn Around” scenes from CFS are Tuesday and Friday. Every other scene you see is new.

          Corbin Fisher is not, however, repackaging old CFS scenes as new ones, nor are these scenes replacing otherwise new content. It is explicitly clear in the descriptions, marketing materials, when Pete tweets about these scenes, and when they first announced their new schedule that these were old CFS scenes. I saw most of them already, but the idea is to give CF subscribers complimentary bareback scenes they may not have previously watched. Some subscribers previously balked at CFS scene prices, so they haven’t seen the content like you or me.

          NO ONE thinks these scenes are actually new, because almost everyone who is in them has been gone for years, and CF never lies to people and says they are.

          • Nick

            I was referencing my observations to the less content with the fact that I’m seeing CFS scenes turned into ACM ones as compared to it being just a straight up new ACM scene. My first impression of it was even a ‘going out of business sale.’ Honestly haven’t had a grasp with how their schedule goes even after a few years of being subscribed. Anyway, I appreciate the intent of making it available to those who stuck with a regular subscription without ever purchasing a CFS scene as well as to introduce new subscribers to Aiden, Dru, Travis adn other well received models from years ago. I bought several myself and the ones I did buy are yet to be released for general subscribers. Dunno how the ones who purchased them felt though when they saw those scenes they paid extra for are now available in a regular subscription.

    • samIam

      I think you’ve hit the nail on the head, subscribers are down everywhere, too much available on tubes now…

  • Andre

    Yep. Even at 10 bucks a month, my membership is being cancelled.
    It was bad enough not seeing most of the hot ones return after a solo. With 7/8 duos a month you’d occasionally get a good one. Going down to four… Not worth it to see the same 6 models over and over.

    If they had any sense they would’ve dropped their solo rates a long time ago. What is it, $2000? They could cut that in half and still be more competitive than most sites. And it might give incentive for guys to come back for more. I can see why guys don’t want to come back if it’s not a big price jump to go from jerking off to bareback sex.

    I appreciate all that Sean Cody did over the last decade, but clearly it’s not working anymore.

    • mark phillips

      Its not really the guys. Its the recruiters. They paid the most but now people are matching them, they are all independent and they will send guys where they will get the most money, the guys don’t know who pays this or that, they go to where the recruiter sends them. But being able to tell guys they will make $2k to do a video is much better than $1k, a lot of guys wouldn’t do it for that low. And I know people don’t believe it, a lot of the guys are straight and that is why they don’t come back, having a bigger difference between a solo and sex scene won’t change that, the only thing that would do is get you lower quality guys.

      • Andre

        Well what’s the excuse for the lower quality guys they’ve already been getting?

        • mark phillips

          I said it, other places have matched their referral fee.

  • GoGo

    ugh! even the guy behind the camera seems to be a different.

  • DaddyYankee

    Why should I keep paying the same price for less content?

    • gnormie

      if you were torrenting you would be paying the same price either way…zero

      • DaddyYankee

        I’m not used to stealing something that it’s not mine.

        • notaa

          But you’re used to stealing things that are?

          • DaddyYankee

            If something it’s mine how can I steal it?

  • TalkDirtyToMe

    Well we should have seen this coming with the price drop. Which they don’t make it easy to get if you are already a member. The only way I see to change over is to call them.

  • FooFight

    Let’s face it. The iconic Sean Cody is no more. I weep as I click the “cancel my membership” button.

    • McM.

      The gays are so melodramatic.

  • TK
  • Anders

    Yeah that’s utter BS. Even with the new pricing model, cutting the content produced in half is unjustifiable since (if the newest solo is any indication) we won’t be going back to the SC glory days anytime soon.

  • CA

    They have not been releasing a video every other day for 10 years. It was a change probably about 5/6 years ago or so when we saw an uptick in video production from all sites, like CF and RB and MEN. That said, this is unacceptable.

    I have been a member for close to 10 years without interruption and I am unhappy. If things are difficult over there, I get the need for some cuts, but two vides a month–and only 52 action scenes a week down from 104 is beyond fair for members. If there are to be any cuts, I can see the shift to one solo a week and then two action scenes.

    • NG212

      I agree with you wholeheartedly. This is going to be even worse than Chaosmen’s schedule — which at least has an oral scene Wednesdays. It’s definitely unacceptable. Corbin Fisher’s schedule is starting to look like a gold standard in comparison.

      This will be all the worse if the scenes and performers don’t get any better — if it’s the same, but just less of it. I can’t really see how producing less content will improve said content. Presumably, the rationale is to cut costs. So that means Sean Cody won’t be increasing compensation to try to get better models. If the solo guys don’t want to come back now, what about this move changes that?

      It’s just a cynical business move — exactly the kind of thing we should’ve seen coming.

  • Alan Keddie

    No offence Zach but there are some readers here who do not live on either coast… And boooooooooooooo!

    • gnormie

      landlocked gays unite!

  • TK

    Next comes the decline in quality…Sean Cody/Maverick Men collab. I hope Dallas Reeves sees this as the opportunity it is and kicks the production schedule of quality product into high gear. It’s time to shine!

    In all seriousness, I was hoping to see Lane in a few more scenes, I love that sexually confused bottom. He’s adorable! I’ll be upset if he’s done for good.

    https://33.media.tumblr.com/3ddd9c24e3cdfe9d278b00b607518aef/tumblr_mm7c7aDVe41rj8eg3o2_500.gif

    • scan15

      The decline in quality at SC started many months ago, prior to the sale. l ike Lane too.

    • Badger

      Any collaboration with Maverick Men is REALLY the bottom of the barrel. That gray haired old man is really creepy.

  • Capture

    Is this a result from me getting all the scenes for free from 3rd-party sites for the last 3 years?

    • andrew

      Yes.

      • Capture

        cool 🙂

        • scan15

          You are proud to be a thief. good for you.

          • Capture

            yes 🙂

  • Brewster McCloud

    My guess is that they have (temporarily?) stopped production and are using up the backlog of scenes they have already filmed. It would make sense for them to slow their release schedule to make these last as long as possible. If true, I wonder what happens once they use them up. I suspect a big transition at that point – new location, different production style, etc. Sigh…SC has been my favorite site for a long time and it’s sad to watch it decline.

  • kaeleon

    U know what. It’s not like ALL of their scenes are actually good. Instead of 6 sex scenes per month we will have 4. And if this means BETTER scenes, i’m fine with it.

    • CA

      No, I disagree. Your hope/suggestion relies on the goal of them making better content… which is unlikely. Unless the next video shows that promise and is Brandon fucks and breeds Stu, Brandon gets fucked or something similarly long requested by fans, I’m out.

      • kaeleon

        I really don’t care about Brandon =/ But a lot of fans seems to like him.

        • gnormie

          He’s like the only attractive model they have left.

          They have one model named Jack who looks like a conehead.

          • kaeleon

            Owww i do like Jack hahaha

        • scan15

          He was good looking initially, too bulked up now, boring very limited performer, and seems to be a jerk.

      • samIam

        Stu takes a series of increasingly-sized didos, a sure money-maker!

    • scan15

      I doubt that the reduction in scenes will mean better quality. We could always just move on from a scene we didn’t like, knowing there would be something new in 2 days. Now we can get crap from SC just twice a week, at may have to wait 5 days to recover from a bad scene.

      • kaeleon

        I just thought that maybe now they can bring back some hot models that usually are up to do solos but no action. They do pay their models very well, but now, with 6 videos less per month, they can redirect the capital.
        There were a lot of people complaining about the lack of new models, not so sure if they care about it, but i hope so.

        • NG212

          That logic doesn’t work if they’re reducing releases to save money — in which case, there’s no way in hell they’re giving performers raises. SC models are already making more money than anyone on this side of female porn stars.

          • kaeleon

            Doesn’t this schedule changes on SC mean we are actually gonna get MORE action scenes per year? now we are certainly gonna get 8 action scenes per month. on July and August we are actually gonna get 9 SCENES! Before the changes, it wasn’t always 8 solid scenes per month. sometimes there were only 7. So they only reduced solo scenes. Maybe now they will focused on only releasing only solo scenes of models that actually wants to come back. No reason to invest on so many guys that are definitely not going to. Brendan came back right after his solo was released. And i hope Elisha will too.

      • sxg

        Very true. Randy Blue downsized their release schedule awhile back, it certainly did not change the quality of it. Then they went on and started doing bareback porn, and the overall quality there hasn’t changed all that much either. Only 3 of the 7 bareback scenes released from RB are worth watching, the rest are forgettable.

        • scan15

          actually I think RB quality went down at the same time the release schedule was reduced. I aldo think BB has hurt , as you said most of them are not good at all.

    • samIam

      I do luv the dreamers, but it’s business, we’re going to get shat on.

    • gnormie

      I don’t care about the schedule.

      The problem is they keep showing the butter faces like Jack.

      They need new talent or get the talent back that the customers actually like.

  • Daddycub

    I planned on cancelling anyway since even though I’ve been a long-time loyal customer I can get a new membership for less than what I’m paying now. But, where is this information concerning the new schedule posted?

  • kevin

    Older, inked-up, Tristan looks so men.com 🙁 On the upside, Porter/Jacob is in San Diego. Keep your fingers crossed, boys!

  • samIam

    cancelled my subscription when the $1.00 option became available. checked out the most recent pairings and all are severely lacking in heat.

    this on top of the ghastly four-bottom group stuff a few weeks ago, sheesh!

    all good things must come to an end, as is said, SC, sadly, is another one!

    • CA

      The $1 option doesn’t really grant you much access. I don’t see the prices as being lower, if anything, they are more. In the past, the longer you stayed enrolled at SC, the less you paid. I pay $9 a month now which started at $24ish i think 10 years ago. That $9 can rather quickly.

      That said, I’m still probably going to cancel. I think I have enough scenes saved and don’t care enough about anyone new there to stay enrolled.

  • This Tristan guy looks like a mix between Andy Cohen and Dustin Lance Black, or a bit like Gary Busey.

    • CMn702

      I think he looks like a young Josh Brolin.

  • gnormie

    I’m outraged that a site I torrent is now producing substandard work!

    It’s like why am I even bothering to steal it?

  • seeker630

    I don’t understand why you hawk the ‘$1 memberships’ so aggressively -I don’t see the value. Typically they are severely restrictive – no downloads, access to only a few of the latest updates, etc, tho that’s not always stated pre-payment. Sean Cody at least has it in tiny print at the bottom of the page.

    • Zachary Sire

      Because it essentially gives you free access to the site for 1-3 days, at which time you can view the content and decide if it’s worth joining for a full month and spending a full $20-30.

      • Capture

        And how much of that buck goes to you?

      • seeker630

        I’m really in a ‘buyer beware’ mode when it comes to these ‘trail memberships’ – and I think it’s misleading to omit the word ‘trial’ when you announce them. I accept your rationale that these offers do let you sample the sites; my issue is that these trial subscriptions are almost always limited in terns of what you can view and/or download and, more importantly, most of the offers do not spell out what the restrictions are before you pay up. I’ve been burned a few times when joined a site on a trail basis to see a particular performer or scene and then learned I either couldn’t access it or couldn’t download.

  • Badger

    I wouldn’t care if they only did sex scenes and lose the boring solos. One full on sex scene per week won’t fly.

  • Robert

    Oh the KKK… I mean Sean Cody is changing it’s schedule. I tried to care but no luck.

  • Gazzaq

    I said this before months ago, once Sean Cody was sold changes would follow and so they have. At least we can join for less which is welcome news.