The subject of brotherly love has always been one of the hottest taboos. Never has it been more fully and tenderly explored than in the pre-condom gay porn classic we're reviewing today, titled simply Twins. Delving into the fascinating world that only identical twins can fully understand, director Toby Ross treats the subject with an almost educational approach. It's even more like a time capsule than most classic titles, giving us a look inside the twins' actual homes (this can mean shag carpet and ugly floral print at times). These three sets of twins were filmed back in the 1970s, but this compilation was released in 1993.
As sensitive as it is sexy, Twins takes an almost documentary approach during the brief narrated segments, when we hear about the high incidence of sex-play between younger identical twins. Most of the time this tapers off when they get older, but not in the case of these three pairs.
The O'Brian twins are the first we watch. At the time they were filmed, they were active-duty Marines, which only makes this hotter. The twinks horse around karate-style, clearly showing off, but it's endearing. Then their shirts come off and they share a long moment of sexual tension, staring into each other's eyes, until one begins to grope the other through his pants. The twin on top begins to kiss the other while stroking his pale, silky-smooth cock. One twin fucks the other in a way that tells us they've done this before. After he cums, he pushes his cummy cock back into his twin's hole and fucks him until he cums as well. Boyish though they are, at times the O'Brian brothers resemble Jonathan Rhys-Meyers.
In the next scene we meet Tim and Chris Christy, surfers living with a sugar daddy in Venice Beach. You can almost taste the salty air as you watch them kiss and masturbate onto glass – the camera is below it, so that we see the cum drops landing. Next they suck each other off. Tim tops Chris in doggie, missionary, and sidesaddle, then pulls out and cums on Chris' ball sac. Chris, with his ass in the air and feet behind his own head, jerks out a cumshot that lands on his own face while Tim is rimming his asshole. We're told that Tim and Chris later grew apart and led vastly different lives, which adds poignant significance to this segment.
The Karlstadt twins were both working at a San Francisco Safeway grocery store when they were discovered, and this scene was filmed in the small apartment where they lived as real-life lovers. One twin lounges with his shirt off and jeans pulled down to show his ass, which he keeps looking back at as if to tease us with its tasty roundness. This young guy knows how hot he is – and so does his twin, who keeps trying to pull down his jeans. The first twin resists at first, but soon he's just as turned on and he submits to his amorous brother, letting him lick, suck, and then fuck him. This scene maps out their complex emotional landscape at that moment in time, caught for posterity on 8mm film, lit with gorgeously glowing natural light. It almost makes them look innocent.
We have a strong sense that what we've seen is not only far more risqué than the average porno, but also tender, an absolute treasure. Those who are tired of the porn clichés and want something unique will find it here.