Why Southern Strokes is recycling content

Just last month, I posted a re-release of the Brandon scene at Southern Strokes. It's becoming a standard practice. According to an email I got from Jerry "I found it interesting that the latest update from "Southern Strokes" (dated May 3, 2013) is "Preston and Trey".  It's a re-release of a clip that they already put out once, in 2009".


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If you do a search, Google already listed it as a May 22, 2009 update. To confirm, check the second result, which is from Queer Click, and compare it with their latest update.

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Even their latest two guys, Latien James and Corbin Case were re-released.

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In a forum for porn bloggers and content owners, Southern Strokes explained the reason behind the recycling of content "As you are all aware, we are a very small production company so as you can imagine, we all play a critical role. Unfortunately I have experienced an emergency medical issue (I'm doing great and on the road back to 100%) which has impacted our weekly releases. We understands that this puts our valued affiliates in a bad position and we really appreciate your patience. We will have new content soon.

We launched Southern Strokes in 2008 however we have experienced the majority of our growth the past two years. To get us through this, we have decided to rerelease some of our earlier content with the real story behind the shoot.

We are NOT trying to pass this off as new content but simply editing the original content with viewpoint of what really happened at the shoot."

Satisfied with the explanation?

7 thoughts on “Why Southern Strokes is recycling content

  1. I’m not a member, but on the site it appears they only list the 2013 release dates for these scenes, giving the impression that the scenes are new. Unless they post something along the lines of “This is a re-edited version of a scene that originally appeared in 2009”, I don’t think they are being fair to their customers.

  2. First off, thanks to menofporn for the investigative journalism!
    I agree 100% with sneaker on this one. If you have to recycle old content because of personnel or medical issues at the site, then you owe it to your customers to be upfront about it. The site should spell out more clearly that this is a re-post. Instead, if you search for this clip there you’ll find only the 2013 version but don’t get any indication that it was also a 2009 clip.

  3. Yeah, it’s lame reasoning. Why not share that info with the folk of the site instead of being caught doing something shady?

  4. You typed: “First off, thanks to menofporn for the investigative journalism”
    WORD! That’s WHY I come here DAILY…there is another blog that is wildly popular but to me reeks of affiliate selling.

  5. Riddle me this: If THAT is in fact the WHY….then how come there was just NO UPDATE until he returned. If I owned a site, THAT’s what I would do…i think the fan’s and mroe importantly the subscribers would understand.

  6. It is easier re-editing or remastering or recycling a scene when you are tied to a bed than it is to film a new scene. Don’t know if he was tied to a bed though …
    It looks like Southern Strokes is a one man enterprise. I guess he does most things himself and maybe hires extra people when scenes are filmed. Could be that money is tight for Southern Strokes and therefore was/is not able to hire people.
    I’m always surprised that people seem to think that gay porn companies have loads of staff. Someone once thought that BelAmi had 25+ people on their staff (not talking about models but people working behind the scenes and in the office). LOL. If you believe this you will believe almost anything.
    These days the money situation is tight for many gay porn studios. If you think producing gay porn will make you rich I think you need to have your brain examined. On a handful of studios (BelAmi, Corbin Fisher, Sean Cody and some others) are financially profitable.

  7. I have no problem as a member knowing they are doing this…..THE PROBLEM is why didn’t they e-mail all of us and let us know when they began this. Most of us are understanding of life’s experiences and would have support. But now that I know this, I am torn between staying and leaving. All they had to do was let us know up front. That part is a shame.

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