Sean Cody Will No Longer Introduce Weekly Solo Models

Posted April 2, 2019 by with 82 comments

sccump[Sean Cody’s Coen, 2016]

Gay porn studio Sean Cody is going through some more dramatic changes, as the studio has just confirmed that they’ll no longer introduce weekly solo models. For the last two Mondays (the day new solos are normally released), there have been no new scenes introducing solo models, and a Sean Cody rep tells Str8UpGayPorn that they will now only introduce new models “intermittently,” with no set schedule. The rep explained:

The Monday solos will be intermittent moving forward. Effectively, instead of getting models to do solos every week, we are going to only feature solo models on Mondays if he is a quality model and will come back to do a sex scene. The intention for this means that we will be able to focus on recruiting quality talent. Also, it is kind of nice to be able to guarantee that if you see a solo, you will definitely see a sex scene featuring that actor.

Regular sex scenes will still be out every Thursday and Saturday, and the rep went on to say that there will in fact be two solo models introduced this month, but there are no exact dates set for the release of those two scenes. So, it’ll be something of a “surprise” when (if?) we do see new soloists in the weeks and months ahead.

gregjtr[Sean Cody’s Gregory, 2012; Jacob, 2009]

New solo models have been a staple of Sean Cody since it launched in 2001, and their ability to cast the best brand new guys (who no one had seen before) was a big part of what defined the studio. It’s been clear over the last few years, however, that the studio no longer has that same casting ability, and most new solo models have paled in comparison to the ones introduced prior to 2017. Remember Jeremy, from 2016? We never got to see him fuck, but we got to see him show off his incomparable ass, and I wouldn’t trade that for anything:

[Sean Cody: Jeremy]

It was always fun to wonder whether or not a soloist would return to fuck, and Sean Cody had some of the best soloists in the history of gay porn. Even if a soloist didn’t return, I’d rather see a hot guy jerk off once and never see him again than never see him at all. Remember Tommy, from 2013? Like some of the hottest men in the history of the studio, he never came back, but seeing him just one time was definitely worth it:

[Sean Cody: Tommy]

By only hiring soloists who are “guaranteed” to return, Sean Cody’s casting will be extremely limited now, so let’s hope they make the most of the new plans and the new recruitment strategy.

  • Eclipse

    I agree, several solos have been hotter than the actual scenes with unbelievable gorgeous guys with perfect bodies jerking off and cumming a lot (also agree that Tommy is at the top of that list). I don’t care for this studio anymore but this is yet another confirmation that it’s a shallow haul of the iconic brand it once was.

    • Alexz

      I agree also. Some of the guys are who do solos are hotter & have more personality than those that return for duo/group scenes.

    • trumn10

      “shallow husk of the iconic brand it once was” Perfect! Totally accurate.

  • CamCam

    Maybe this is the beginning of the end for that mess of a website! 🙌🏽

    • Edward

      I don’t believe it’ll be around in five years. CF will, but not SC.

      • That Guy

        nah. CF has been circling the toilet recently. They’ve got their good regulars (Dane, Elian, Kellan), which by this point have had 4 or 5 scenes with each other already. There’s only so much of the same parings you can take before you’re over it.

        They’ve had 4 newer guys, but those guys are average looking with average bodies and dicks. Also, they’ve been recycling them too.

        Jaden, Brooks, Walker, Clark, Dane, Elian, Kellan. Early Febuary was the last time a scene had a different guy than those.

        • pje821

          I agree. I just cancelled my CF subscription because the quality of the models, and even the production values, have gone south. If I want to see hot models and sex I go back into their older inventory. Max is the only model from the recent past who interests me; some of them have been downright repugnant. Same thing at SC: The higher standards their former models met are rarely met these days. GayHoopla continues to get all the hottest guys, but the production values suck and the much-ballyhooed new director quit or was fired, so they’re back to the usual bad lighting, camerawork and complete inability to capture a cumshot. It’s all a bit depressing.

      • NG212

        Seems very unlikely. Sean Cody is part of a large porn company with diversified revenue. Even if it’s as shitty as Bromo or Men itself, MindGeek will make sure the valuable Sean Cody brand lives on.

        CF, on the other hand, is independent. So it doesn’t have the luxury of a successful parent company to fall back on if times get hard.

        Chaosmen may not be around in five years though. The owner has spoken about contemplating retirement — especially since the money isn’t as good as it used to be.

        • trumn10

          MG is doing all it can to ruin what you term a “Valuable” brand. Non-stop decline since January 2015.

          Chaos- aldo huge decline in quality of guys the past 18 months. Bryan just seems unable to recruit hot guys either. Production values remain top notch though.

          Problem with all of these sites is the lack of hot guys they can get in front of the camera, and there many reasons for that including tube sites, money, and lack of ability to retain anonymity.

      • trumn10

        Doubt either will be, based on the way they are going now.

  • nodoubtfan

    Their solo with John from 2010 will forever and always be my favorite Sean Cody solo. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/5c06d86f3605a94e8c92a35cf9aa343b99cb6d428a8de1dea8ee3f263a69b508.jpg

    • DanielA

      WOW, He is hot I like the body hair now that is what I like to see,just me I know, but I like a hairy man I just like to see a hairy guy with chest hair the best yuuuummm.

  • Scrapple

    Corbin Fisher gave that exact same “We’re going to focus on quality models who want to come back and do more scenes” line not too long ago. And we’ve seen how well that panned out.
    https://media2.giphy.com/media/9zXDOPK6OqvH68W7Jj/giphy.gif

    • Casey Scott

      I would do anything to see Beau Mirchoff in action!

      • Atticus

        If you’re after solo action, that exists.

      • Scrapple

        Something to look forward to in season 2.

        • Anon

          It’s bothering that a show like this gets renewed when there are better shows that get cancelled everytime. And it’s not even a popular bad show like Riverdale. It’s unpopular AND bad.

          • Scrapple

            O….k…It’s a show on STARZ. It’s not that deep and there’s not much competition.

          • Anon

            STARZ is currently airing the second season of American Gods, WAAYYY better than this show.

          • Scrapple

            One has nothing to do with the other. Plenty of room on that schedule for a half hour show. Like with anything, if you don’t like it, don’t watch it.

          • grrr-_-argh

            this season has been fucking trash.
            it’s shockingly bad with so many wasted opportunities which is inexcusable for a show with only 10 fucking episodes.

          • grrr-_-argh

            i thought this would be the spiritual successor to here & now that i wanted and deserve, but the gaybaiting and rape as an extended punchline were unbearable. i couldn’t get past the second episode, which fucking sucks because avan jogia is soooooooooo pretty and i just wanted to see him be pretty and kiss cute boys.

      • grrr-_-argh

        his penis is weird.

    • Maximus

      What a cutie! Beau Mirchoff, is it? Is he gay?

      • Scrapple

        As of now? No. But who knows what the future shall bring.

        • Maximus

          I’ll be praying to Gay Jesus.

  • FieldMedic

    With Gay Hoopla and now Sean Cody going this route I can only assume that their metrics are showing that these solo scenes aren’t getting the kind of traffic that is needed to justify the expense of paying models for these scenes. Maybe, since the internet is now awash with dick and solo scenes galore from Only Fans and Just For Fans, the public’s appetite for these kinds of scenes has been satiated and now they want expect actual hardcore sex from these websites which the models for these solo scenes were just never willing to give.

    • Anthony

      Just saying, Gayhoopla’s not going this route at all. They’re focusing on recruiting hot guys regularly and have been delivering on that.

      • trumn10

        Agree, it’s the only thing they do right.

      • Alann6

        Too bad they usually don’t deliver on hot sex.

        • trumn10

          Hot guys often, hot sex scenes, almost never.

    • NG212

      This.

      I haven’t heard of GayHoopla eliminating solos altogether, but its reps have said that they’re working to get the return rate up. They said they’ve gotten it above 50 percent.

      The truth is, solos are often boring, basic and common. Unless a guy is playing with his ass, I don’t even bother to watch anymore.

    • Scrapple

      Also, some of those models are only doing solos on these sites to draw traffic to their fan sites. I remember that being the case for a few models on Sean Cody within recent years. They actually stated the only reason they did the solos was to get their names out there.

    • Remy Buxaplenty

      Even though GayHoopla does condom scenes, their models are 10x hotter than SC and CF current models combined. It makes the condom sex scenes worth it. They just need better camera angles and lighting. But the chemistry is there

      • Anon

        NAH. Nice try, but the “chemistry is there” totally gave it away 🤣

        Also, their models are not that hot to say they are 10x better looking than CF and SCmodels combined and have the best looking models (I checked). LMAO that’s just straight up lying.

        • Remy Buxaplenty

          can you not read? Apparently not because I said CF and SC CURRENT models combined.

          • Anon

            Still not true though. 🤷‍♂️

          • Remy Buxaplenty

            As long as we can agree that you can’t read

          • Lanu Pongen

            I have to agree. GH may have problems but they do have pretty good models

      • DaveAtom

        Lol. GayHoopla is so bad. Current CF and SC, now in their lowest level, are far better than GH.

        • trumn10

          Noy if you are looking for the hottest new guys. They are at GH, not many to be found on those other sites.

  • Casey Scott

    This might be a strong indicator that the new management at Sean Cody simply doesn’t know how to film solo scenes. It’s not as simple as having some dude strip and jerk off. MindGeek doesn’t feature solo scenes on its other sites, does it? It seems solos are a last art form that few remaining studios can pull off well.

  • Jay

    Unlike other recent decisions… this could actually work out well… only time will tell.

    • trumn10

      Giving paying subscribers less than what they’ve paid for? I’m sure that will work out well.

  • Iain Gardener

    Why do I get the feeling that someone in SCs crows nest has just shouted ‘Iceberg Ahead’.

  • Silver64

    This is the most important part “we are going to only feature solo models on Mondays if he is a quality model and will come back to do a sex scene.” At least we’ll not have to wonder if we’ll see them again. But then again, they should only release the solo if the guy has already filmed the sex scene. At least that way they can’t back out if they get cold feet.

    • trumn10

      So well get ugly, fat, bald, and older guys only because they’ll come back. Brilliant move.

      • pilot101

        lmao exactly. That was i was thinking. The last models that came back for more were NOT it.

    • pje821

      Good point.

  • hotdickcum

    I dont mind watching extremely hot guys jerking off. Unfortunately, I have not watched SC for a long time, because they are bore-fest, the dudes are not exceptional anymore – it’s like one of those sites which are recruiting ‘sub’par guys.

  • ViktorTausk

    They models are very ugly lately, weird faces and all, and for the past couple of months almost all solos were unwatchable. But since we’re now getting 2 scenes a week instead of 3, will they refund a 1/3 of my subscription fee?

  • Ronin

    I mean, really?!

    They don’t even tag the talent or scenes correctly these days? Like the Jax & Robbie scene only lists Jax.

  • FooFight
  • Devin

    Quality? How about hiring quality models? I like some of the current models like Kaleb and I kind of like Jayce for some reason, but they used to have so much talent and a lot of natural performers who actually had personalities. (Calvin, Joshua, Abe, Stu, Graham, and many more). Even Jarec with his douchebag personality. At least he was interesting and was a damn good performer. So many other guys I’m not naming, but the guys they have now are not interesting. I think something has changed.

    • trumn10

      Kaleb is gone from SC I believe, but all of the other guys you mentined were very hot and great performers. SCe can’t seem to even get close to competing with it’s past guys.

      • Remy Buxaplenty

        I don’t think Kaleb is gone

        • classyboy

          He quit/ got fired

          • trumn10

            He was probably the best of the 2018-2019 guys.

          • grrr-_-argh

            receipts…?

    • scooternva

      Why should MindGeek (or any other studio) even bother? Almost the moment that they publish anything, it gets ripped off and posted on a dozen tube sites. I am frankly astonished that they manage to make enough money to cover operating expenses.

      • Devin

        MindGeek owns more than half the gay tube sites. I’m sure they’re the ones posting the videos to attract people to the tube sites and pay the little $9.99 monthly memberships that add up on top of the revenue they get from the studios. People like us have nothing to gain from ripping off videos and posting them on tube sites.

      • trumn10

        Agree, that is why it is important to purchase subscriptions to the sites you like. However, I’ve cancelled one sub, and won’t be renewing the two others once those expire, because the product they are putting out has become so bad. I don’t miss them, and I’ve given up on my original thought, when they improve, I’ll be back. Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like that will happen.

    • pilot101

      omg i miss jarec so much.

      • Devin

        Jarec was such a douche and even cringy when he would talk about his hair or racing cars or riding bikes or whatever the hell it is that does in his spare time….But he never failed as a performer. He always brought his A game and fucked like a champ

    • grrr-_-argh

      i agree. of the newbies, i only like the living cum geyser, kieran, and he hasn’t been around in months.

  • Eric from Sweden

    Well, the world of porn is changing. I think that in just, say, three years, Bel Ami will be the only brand still standing. But I guess in ten years, even Bel Ami will have faded. Hot guys jerking off is very easy to come by nowadays, with all these onlyfans sites and cam show sites.

  • Sebastian S

    I loved Gregory 2012 and that hot load he dumped on the barstool.

  • trumn10

    Good article, and I agree with everything you said. Bottom line is I’d also rather see a hot solo than nothing. And the guys who will come back, over and over, are nowhere near most of the pre 2015 guys. The hot pics and clips you posted here show that too!

    SC has seen a huge decline in the past 4+ years.

    How much longer will SC and others like CF survive is the question. The state of these sites in 2019 is not good.

  • Remy Buxaplenty

    With Joey, Brandon, Nixon, and Ollie all leaving, I feel the legendary models SC has left are Kaleb, Deacon, Daniel, Sean, Brysen, Randy and Jess (if he’s still there). And I’m hearing Sean is leaving soon and it’s only a matter of time before Brysen leaves and signs with a bigger studio. Also, a shame that Coen never returned to do sex scenes. His solo was the only one I actually enjoyed.

    • DanielA

      I’ve seen some of the scenes with Kaleb and think he has some good qualities, I like the way he looks in the camera,just think he is sooo sexy

  • scooternva

    We are in the end of days for pr0n as we know (knew) it.

  • John

    Since filesharing has made porn less and less profitable, studios are cutting costs wherever they can. Without paying models for solos only, they have more resources available for sex scenes, and recruiting new talent. Porn doesn’t pay models nearly what it did a few years ago, and as a result, less hot guys are willing to go in front of the camera. I think SC is still a good studio, but CF is definitely hit an all time low, and many people agree. Gayhooplah is what CF was 10 years ago. They consistently deliver new hot guys and hot sex. I think it may be a combination of higher pay, treating models respectfully, and condom use, (which makes more guys feel safe doing porn). Times change, companies come and go, and the studios of yesterday are declining while others are moving up. It’s just the way things naturally go in every industry, not just porn.

  • bo69

    why not three sex scenes a week then?

  • Ty Huber

    8TeenBoy stands out for its practice of showing new boys in an action scene BEFORE they post his solo. Not every model, but several, including Jack Phillips who flipped w/Chase Williams on Mar 12, then was posted in a solo on Mar 26). And I’m okay with a one-and-done appearance by a hot model (Bel Ami does it all the time with solos and casting videos). But this SC decision oozes bullshit.

  • Troy MacGyver SP

    Something always has been hot about these models blowing the cash from their solos and coming back for more cash. Cock master Curtis, explained how that started his career at SC. I don’t have a link to that interview but it’s a good one. He obviously enjoys it all, which he would have never known had it not been SC offering him more scratch. He did wine about his “sore asshole” on the way back home to Fl. to pour his new money into him and his wife’s construction business. But he wants to continue “with guys if his wife will let him”.

  • pje821

    I think this is probably a wise decision for now. Their soloists of late have been awful, for the most part. The studio needs to reevaluate its priorities and make a concerted attempt to return to the higher standards that defined its past.

  • Pinko of the Grange

    IOW we ain’t paying for someone to fly out, hold up in the condo, only to jerk off, they have to put out too now.

    What’s next they new guys are going to have to agree to filming three loops over 36 hours or no deal?

    The jerk off is a way to get guys comfortable in front of the camera and crew and then move them into more participatory parts. Now it going to be either pure luck that we get a hot scene or some strange servicing vid with a lot of grimacing by the new guy, or worse them just staring at the str8 porn running in the corner.

  • Jon

    I can barely recall any solo model as of late that I’d have liked to come back (which probably explains the stuido’s current state) so I’m not bothered by this.

    • trumn10

      Are you a paying subscriber? I am, and I like getting what I’ve paid for. I don’t agree that if they choose to give you an inferior product, they are not obligated to continue giving it to you because they’ve made the decision that it’s inferior anyway. If they’d like to refund 1/3 of my subscription price, then I’m fine with it.

  • pilot101

    that doesn’t mean that those models will be hot. I mean, the last newbies that came back were NOT hot… They should start paying gays with onlyfans accounts on twitter and instagram,

  • Maximus

    I’ve never understood the appeal of solo scenes. I mean, yeah, that’s what I would watch if there were no sex scenes, but there ARE sex scenes……

  • Diogo

    They should be focusing on their camera quality issues and poorly directed videos. I mean… this has being going on for more than 2 years now…