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Type of site
|Owner||Bang Bros (WGCZ S.R.O. (Xvideos.com))|
|Alexa rank||95,112 (US/Global 06/2018)|
|Launched||22 March 2001|
Bang Bus is a reality pornography website, that is part of the Bang Bros network owned by WGCZ S.R.O. (Xvideos.com). It was being run by Kristopher Hinson and Penn Davis's company, Ox Ideas. The two are friends who attended school together. Greg Entner (known as "Sanchez" or "Dirty Sanchez") worked for the company as a scene director and camera operator and has appeared in most Bang Bus episodes. The videos, mostly 24–40 minutes long, are shot by Entner in gonzo pornography style.
Each video consists of a typical everyperson, usually a woman, who is "picked up on the street," and is then persuaded to engage in sexual intercourse in the back of a van (usually while it's driving) – the titular Bang Bus. Each storyline usually ends with the person being dropped off unpaid and in the wrong location, shouting at the men as they drive off laughing. In some videos, the focus is on a "guest", usually a professional female performer, with the amateur performers being male instead. The series is shot primarily in Miami, Florida.
On October 14, 2004, Miami New Times published an investigation of the site based primarily on interviews with a woman who performed on the site to pay for an abortion. Her ex-boyfriend, the father of her child, suggested that she participate, and she was told that her performance on the site would "only be up for two weeks". However, it quickly spread around the internet, even being seen by her brother in New York. Instead of paying her directly, the company wrote the $1,200 check to her ex-boyfriend, who kept the money and disappeared.
On November 18, 2004, the South Florida news station and website WPLG ran a video segment and article revealing that the segments on the site, promoted as being "real", were actually staged, using people who were paid to perform, as admitted by a Bang Bus producer. The station ran a follow-up story in which the reporter asked police whether the activities depicted on the Bang Bus site were illegal. The police responded that they were not, because the van's windows were tinted to avoid violation of indecent exposure laws, and because the women had consented.
Bang Bus was awarded "Best Amateur Release" and "Best Amateur Series" at the 2006 AVN Awards. Bang Bus 9 won the 'Best Amateur Release' at the 2007 AVN awards. The series also won "Best Gonzo Series" at the 2008 AVN Awards and "Best Pro-Am Series" at the 2009 AVN Awards.