MindGeek/Men/Sean Cody Can’t Get Their Stories Straight, Now Claim They’ll Be Releasing 3 Scenes Per Week

Posted May 12, 2015 by with 31 comments

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I don’t know how many of you bother to look at other gay porn blogs, but there’s a “new” story circulating today about Sean Cody’s releasing schedule, which is a modification to the Sean Cody releasing schedule I first reported here last week. Now we’re supposed to believe that Sean Cody will be releasing three updates per week, on Monday, Thursday, and Saturday (at midnight).

Of course, last week the word from MindGeek/Men/Sean Cody was that they’d be updating twice per week, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and we all saw that play out exactly as I reported when, as promised, Sean Cody released new scenes last Tuesday and Thursday. And this week, they stayed on that same schedule when they released a new scene today (Tuesday). When I spoke with a MindGeek/Men/Sean Cody rep last week, it was clearly explained to me that the plan, “as of now,” was to release “one [new update] every Tuesday and Thursday…at midnight.” But, now that plan has changed.

Today, in what is obviously a response to the “twice a week” backlash from fans, MindGeek/Men/Sean Cody has announced that they’re bumping it up to three updates per week. (Allegedly, the next scene will be out this coming Thursday.)

One thing I’ve come to learn over the last three months is that there are multiple people within MindGeek/Men/Sean Cody disseminating information about the studio, and all of these people are clearly NOT on the same page. And while this is somewhat understandable, (Sean Cody’s core staff is in San Diego while their corporate owner MindGeek is in Montreal), it’s not fair to customers who deserve to know what they’re paying for. Hopefully MindGeek/Men/Sean Cody’s latest miscommunication will motivate them to get their act together, but don’t hold your breath (these guys still haven’t even publicly acknowledged MindGeek’s acquisition of Sean Cody!).

What will MindGeek/Men/Sean Cody change next week?! Maybe they’ll go back to releasing scenes every other day? The return of Calvin? The return of condoms? (Haha, yeah right). Stay tuned…

 

  • Spongey

    That budget comment was rather telling. It sort of implies they want to pay their talent less than before or cut down on some other costs, Hmm. I wish Mindgeek/SC would gobble up some of the gayhoopla guys just to show them how to properly fuck. I’m still wondering who the blind item was. Grr.

  • Zach, you tease! I’m dying to know who the blind item was about. I’m hoping that it’s Abe. The blurred out part seems big enough to fit Abe in it…

    • Zachary Sire

      That scene should be out very soon (allegedly).

    • Bob Bilbert

      Which blind item?
      I thought abe was banned from ever returning to SC because of his roidrage

  • Benjam

    so they plan on fucking with the content too, not just the release schedule? if it aint broke, dont fix it.

  • Miki

    All this does at least make them seem more human. I wish we had a better sense for whether the changes are motivated by (gay) guys who understand this site is important, or monopolists focused on sucking more profit out of it.

    • sxg

      They’re only “more human” because it isn’t the same SC that we’ve known and loved the last 10+ years.

  • sxg

    “Don’t encourage them!”

    You don’t listen do you? lol 😉

  • You are the gay porn master. Studios and actors listen to or fear you!

  • TK

    Supposedly there is a model returning whose name begins with “H”. If so, I hope it’s Harrison…not Hudson or Harley.

    Fingers crossed that Lane is in the mix still. I likey!

    • Zachary Sire

      Supposedly? Source?

      • TK

        “If you want to see your favorite models coming back, leave a reply and I can forward it to Seancody. Maybe you will see them back on camera some day. Right now, Seancody is pushing a few hot models to come back. As far as I know, one of guys is pretty hot. His name starts with H (Sorry, I am not allowed to disclose his full name).”

        http://mensparkle.com/blog/2015/05/exclusive-news-of-seancody-release-schedule-model-hiring-upcoming-hot-scenes-and-feedback-from-fans/

        • Zachary Sire

          Thanks, but I removed the link. That site is full of shit.

          • sxg

            let me guess, datalounge?

          • TK

            No, it was another porn blog

        • DMWhite50

          My list for returns:1. (and I DO mean number 1!) Barry (Paul Wagner), 2. Ashton 3. Mitch, 4. Colby Keller, 5. Calvin, 6. Ajay (Aaron Savvy), 7. Patrick, 8. Spence, 9.Troy, 10. Jess.Also, I LIKE both Drew and Tristan, and if this is the schedule–I LOVE IT!

          • sxg

            lol Barry and Colby they’re not coming back. Once you leave to go to another studio, SC doesn’t want you. They love having first dibs at a model, and don’t do sloppy seconds or worn out models.

          • DMWhite50

            Well, that’s how it USED to be– but both Paul Wagner and Colby Keller work for Men.com now– and a homecoming would be most appropriate — even poetic, (Anyhow, hope springs eternal….). Also I would HARDLY call them “sloppy seconds”! (We should all be such sloppy seconds!!)

          • sxg

            You bring up a good point about bringing them back now that SC is under Mindgeek ownership. BUT even then I don’t think Paul/Barry would come back because he’s clearly not interested in filming scenes again since he hasn’t been in front of a camera in ages. And would the fans go for it? I think the majority of the current SC fans don’t even know they used to be SC models.

    • GoGo

      It’s not going to be Hudson he was charged with sexual assault of a child.

      http://31.media.tumblr.com/9cab2fcedc06a399d622c1ae3a3a1f48/tumblr_mrm5r5E4Wj1qk08n1o2_500.gif

      • Zachary Sire

        And Harley is “Simon Dexter,” who has long since sworn off gay porn. But again, that “H” info came from a blog that’s completely full of shit.

  • WhimsyCotton

    From what I read, Sean Cody is going to focus less on solos and more on action scenes. Which in my opinion, is a fantastic decision. They’ve always had a horrible return rate with solos, so having two solos a week was a waste of money. Now they just need to work on recruiting better guys (than the ones from 2015 anyway) that are willing to come back for multiple scenes.

    • Odetofear

      I got to admit, it is a big let down when a gorgeous man does a solo video (which i don’t really watch, because it’s not enough to get off) and he never comes back for a duo scene.

    • *MalteseObsessed*

      i like solos sometimes more than the action scenes, which seem so scripted/unreal.

  • Kevin

    It all sounds great, the getaways, gangbangs etc but if i have to look at guys like Drew or Tristan then i’m out.

  • Nick

    Relax. One blog says there’d be 2 hardcore scenes in this new 3-update per week schedule. If you do the math though, there’s more hardcore scenes with this sched compared to the original schedule with alternating solo and hardcore every two days. Original sched gives us 1 hardcore scene for every 6 days; in this new one, 2 for 7. So:

    Original sched = 60 hardcore scenes in a year;
    New sched = 104 hardcore scenes in a year

    If this is true. I’m not complaining one bit. Wouldn’t even dare to clarify in the fear they might back out of it hehe. True, there’d be less vids in a year overall but that would be at the expense of solo vids, which, quite frankly are just cock teasers anyway since majority of those guys don’t come back to do hardcore.

    DISCLAIMER: I am HORRIBLE in math so don’t take my word for it. Do your own calculations.

    • sammy1023

      yeah i think your math IS off a bit, there was a scene every other day, so 182 scenes a year. so every other scene was hardcore, so 91 a year were action scenes. still makes for 13 more action scenes a year, so bring on the new schedule!

      • Nick

        I shall make no attempt to compute whether you are correct or not in the fear that I will most likely profess my lack of math skills even further.

  • NG212

    This is good news — more updates and more hardcore releases. Plus, the prospect of more specialty scenes is exciting, if they’re done well. It actually seems like a very Corbin Fisher approach to me — especially the part about the quarterly feature releases from location shoots a la Corbin Fisher Select.

  • ComPho

    Let’s do a little math here. With the old schedule (1 scene every 2 days) we have 15 scenes a month (consider a month has 30 days). But now with the new schedule we only have 3×4=12 scenes for 4 weeks and plus 1 on the 2 days remain of that month (if we’re lucky). This means we only have 12, 13 scenes a month.
    Screw this new schedule

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