The big publicity push for this video —brazenly announcing "Ryan Sucks Cock!!!"— has got to be as tacky as any dress in Chi Chi LaRue's wardrobe. While most gay viewers will respond, "So what?" (it's not like Idol's accomplished something his fans haven't), treating the star's big "breakthrough" as a news flash apparently satisfies the split personality of gay Hollywood. A major gay porn star performs gay sex —this is news?
Let's praise director Hudson for once again assembling a hot cast and capturing them at their best. The opening scene of Idol talking sexy and receiving oral worship from Chuck Hunter flash-starts the video, which comes to a boil with the next scene —Jon Vincent in peak physical from, chiseled and pumped, playing nasty-mouthed daddy to Mitch Taylor. More pairings and a solo from Idol keep things simmering until the Big Climax, when Idol gives up his oral virginity to Tom Katt, a doe-eyed hunk who finally gets the star grooming he deserves in this video. Ryan's mouth is stretched to such limits that a tear rolls down his face. It's classic! The build-up in this scene and the coy acting are overdone to the point of self-parody, but Idol's kinky cock-spanking fetish seems to come from the heart.
All in all, Idol Thoughts is a superior product which actually satisfies the expectations it seeks to stir up —a commodity rare enough to make this video stand out amid the competition.