Review date: December 2014
Citi Boyz is well-known for its hot twink and collegiate models in dozens of DVD releases over the past decade. In 2010 the Grabby Awards in Chicago honored the studio with the Best Twink Video award for "Keep 'Em Cummin." The site now has almost 560 semi-exclusive videos of good-looking and natural guys in enthusiastic hardcore and sultry solo scenes. The videos have been re-encoded to MP4 format so they play on an iPhone or iPad. However, three-quarters of the downloads have a default size of only 320x240 pixels, and while the recent ones are more satisfying at 640x360 or 860x480, they are not high-definition. Updates are once weekly.
Citi Boyz tells you right off the bat how many models, pictures and videos are on the site. The first pages of the tour include 12 preview clips and some small images to give you a flavor of the guys on the site. Click "Our Boys" to get the entire model roster with a photo and text description, but on this tour the links to specific videos go right to the join page.The tour is a good showcase, though not as complete as we'd like to see.
The site does a good job of getting you to the important stuff, with buttons across the top of every page linking members to the latest updates, the roster of guys, the still images, and the videos. The Updates area by the way is more like a blog or newsletter that gives you details on a few of the latest updates. The Models, the Photos, and the Videos are cross-linked for easy reference. And there are a few categories you can use to filter the videos. This is pretty good navigation - as far as it goes. A more detailed search function is needed so members can search by categories such as age, dick size, or use of toys. On the dick size question: there are lots of nice big ones.
The Men and the Action
Over at least ten years of operation the studio has been able to attract very cute twinks and collegiate guys - and now there are 274 of them. A number of today's porn stars got their start in a solo performance or a tentative duo encounter on Citiboyz . There's ample reason to celebrate these young guys: the smooth creamy skin, teeth like white chicklets behind pouty lips, big dicks that remind you of the over-sized paws on a Labrador puppy. You'll see the guys in action that includes lots of solos on a couch or a bed, and duos around a pool or in a hot tub. There's a model profile for each guy that includes a bit of information, although more detailed stats would be welcome.
Overall playback quality is fair to good. The quality of the camera work is quite good, although not without flaws, including the occasional lack of proper light on the models. Sometimes there is also less imagination than we would prefer in the the camera angles, poses, and in the medium and close up shots.
The site features 554 videos with an average length of 13 minutes. CitiBoyz video updates are approximately every two weeks.
The video options are somewhat limited on this site, with only one choice of download:
Video will stream in a 640x480 pixel or 640x360 embedded MP4player.
The downloads are mostly in Windows Media format, though very recent ones are MP4s. Most have a bitrate from 1500 to 2100 kbps, but the oldest 75% have a small default size of only 320x240 pixels. The most recent 25% of videos are 640x360, 640x480 or 860x480 pixels and have bitrates around 2100 kbps.
Mac note: Mac users will be able to watch the Flash streams but will have to use a program such as Flip4Mac to view the Windows Media downloads.
Screens: The site has recently converted the streams to MP4 so they will play on an iPhone or iPad. The quality is not up to par for playing on a TV screen.
Image and Other Content
You"ll enjoy almost 61,000, crystal clear digital pictures in the site's high quality image galleries, averaging 20 images per gallery. These range from 600x800 to 800x1200 pixels in size. They are a real addition to your membership. There is no choice of image sizes, no slide show, no zip files and no zoom features, although you can move through a page of images with your arrow keys and the interface is kind of nifty.
There are almost 200 bonus videos in the "Extras" area. HotCamBoyz with 132 videos presents a recorded live cam-style solo jerk-off once every ten days. Big Dik Factory has 48 videos from legendary director Toby Ross.
For a number of years Citi Boyz was a top rank twink studio that always radiated a unique heat and horniness in its productions. Its transition to the web has had some challenges: for example while the video quality has improved over time, and while there are no high-definition videos, the quality is very good. Today's Citi Boyz still crank out the heat on a regular basis, and this experienced porn producer is there for the latest generation.
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Citi Boyz is operated by BTL LLC and has been online since 2009.
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