01 June 2011

Over

When a gay porn-something tells you he is retiring from smut-making, what he really means is his porn career is over. "Retirement" is a term video-whores like to throw around and devalue just like they do with the word, "star". Lots of times you hear of porn "stars" who "retire" to pursue loftier dreams in a wide range of other fields, from working their way up the corporate ladder to working the corner of rentboy.com and men4rentnow.com. Whatever they do after their days of fucking in front of the camera have stopped, they all end up having to WORK for a living, one way or another. This they call retirement and this is a total misuse of the word. In reality, to retire is to quit your job and cease working altogether because you can AFFORD to. Of course, the only people who can truly claim retirement are the people who have enough money in the bank to live off of for the remainder of their lives... or the people who don't mind being homeless. That being said, most porn-somethings I know don't have that kind of cash or tolerance. Retirement doesn't apply when you decide you don't like your work anymore, quit, and look for income elsewhere. And retirement definitely doesn't apply when your work decides they don't like you anymore, forcing you to find a different job. Call it what it is, quitting, being fired, getting laid off, unemployed, or simply over.

Over is exactly what I am. My contract is expired as of today. MasonWyler.com is officially dead. After 3 years of working for Next Door Studios they have decided I am of no more use or value to their company and have opted not to resign me. My porn career had been on life-support for over a year now so this isn't a big surprise for me. Still, having the plug finally pulled on something I love is depressing to me. I genuinely enjoy my line of work and I wish there was still a place for me in it, but I am fairly certain my time is up. I have never been an ambitious or creative person so I am having a bit of trouble figuring out what to do next. I, like the other porn-somethings, am in no position to retire so it is imperative that I realign my goals soon. Right now though, I think I just want to take a few days to mourn the end of a very big chapter in my life.

56 comments:

  1. There are times when life and the world make decisions for you. It's not in that moment to collapse into them. The to realized that the strength of your will shall always be tested. Just as weight challenges the muscle and inquisitiveness challenges the mind. During these trials the challenge is meant to build the person you are, body, mind and spirit; and that the Lord will never give you more than you can handle. You have a devoted following of fans and I'm sure just as many friends. You are better than the situation you find yourself in. Mourn, mature and move forward. Went at your back or heels in the air. Thank you for the work of yourself that you've shared with us. Sincerely, @RiverCypress

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  2. Mason I know u will survive and continue being the amazing person that u have always been I look forward to whatever comes next from you

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  3. Your fans are still here for ya! Take your time to mourn but at the same time stay strong and keep your head up. I know whatever your choose to do next you will be great at. Best of luck to ya.

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  4. You're never on ichat or AIM! I want to talk to you! swimmerguy91

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  5. I am deeply saddened by this news, as i am sure you are. You have loyal fans who will be there for you and support you Mason. I wish you much love and god be with you while you are going through this transition in your life. Always remember that life does continue, maybe in a different path or career but it does go forward. Be strong and Take Care of Yourself.

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  6. Mason, there are always good and better things in store for you.I know Porn is your first love,and I see how much effort you gave to perfect your craft through your performances But I wish you will use your other talent for some important and valuable things.I believe you will have an exciting life when you finally find it in a way your truly happy and contented.

    Even if you choose another career.I still admire you!.I think love you for who you are.

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  7. It's all about what you want to do. If you still want to be involved in porn, why should you have to quit just because of what some companies say? There are other avenues...xTube amateurs, for example. I'm sure the pay isn't as good as what a company pays, but it'd still be you doing what you love for people that appreciate it.

    On the other hand, there may be other interests that you have that could translate into a job you enjoy. It may take some exploring to find, but I'm sure there's something out there for you. Just take your time, apply yourself to it, and I know you'll be great at it. :)

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  8. I don't know anything about being a "porn-something" but in the minds of your fans you will always be a star. Maybe you could go the way of a lot of 'porn-somethings' and work in other aspects of porn. Writing, directing, and producing are still great ways to be an asset to the porn world. You have done it longer than some who are doing the same thing. You have your blog, Facebook, twitter etc to promote and a big enough fan base to get you started. Just because you are no longer in a position to be thought of as valuable as an actor to the other production companies doesn't mean it's true. I wish you a lot of luck as you write the next chapter of your life, and remember that your fans love you and are pulling for you whatever direction you decide to take.

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  9. I can't wait to see what you do next. Just please let your fans be a part of it! We love you, and will support you in whatever you decide to do!

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  10. Really bad news, Mason. But I know you will have new ideas and new aims to go for.
    All my best wishes!

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  11. Sorry that things played out the way they did. However, when one door shuts another opens. That's what everyone tells me. I'm still waiting for the next door to open. Having faith that it will open is a big part of the battle.

    You put a lot into your work and I think everyone that has seen your work and admires it like I do, understand that. While I know your desire is to be in front of the camera, perhaps there is a job in the background that you could take. Sure it wouldn't be exactly what you wanted but it would keep you in the same profession.

    Some where along the lines you have to have a backup plan. I mean I can't fathom that one could do porn as a sole carrer, at least not in this day and age. Now maybe the time to fall on that backup plan. If you don't have one then think of something that would make you happy and then pour your heart & soul into getting that as a job.

    It's always darkest before the dawn. Mason, you won't be forgotten by me and a lot of other folks. I wish you the best and hope that you find true happiness with the road ahead. Best of luck and Godspeed!

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  12. In December, I was fired from a job I held for four years. While I cannot compare it to your situation, it does compare indirectly. I was fired because I was gay.

    I had been tolerated for a while, as I had never hid my sexuality but the homophobia my boss felt festered until he just couldn't contain it any longer. After a year of hatred and bullying, he finally released me from obligations.

    After mourning, comes this sense of freedom, then comes this truly deep rage and pain.

    But Mason, you will find your way just as I continue to try and find mine. You are brilliant and, if nothing more, you should write a book about your experience.

    Best wishes.

    You truly give my brain a hardon.

    Mark

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  13. maybe you can do something behind the cameras?

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  14. Oh no! But, as its been already mentioned, ure fans will support whatever you do, and you will get through this, i mean, u ARE quite the fighter!

    This is just a new chapter, so enjoy it, change is always good, you just need to find the silver lining. =D

    -Hiy-Mee

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  15. Wherever you go we will be there. You are unique in the business in that you care about the performance, even the JO/Live sessions, and that you have the wickedest sense of humor. You were the reason I subscribed to Next Door. I am yours.

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  16. Actually, I think it's great news. You're finally forced to a new start.

    Reading your blog, it's pretty clear that the last years were jobwise quite the drag and more desperation than fun (and didn't even make you happy or rich). Now it's over, okay.

    Obviously you are a smart, funny guy and a talented writer. It's amusing and interesting to read what you write. Maybe you start with a book about "life in the industrie" and move over to other topics?

    If old Aiden Shaw could do it, you young guy certainly can do, too!

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  17. Mason: as we can see by this blog post (& all of your entries, for that matter), you are an excellent writer. You are both articulate and intelligent - qualities that are lacking in many of today's writers. I would hope that you could somehow find a passion for using your gift of words and literally (punny!) start writing the next chapter of your life.

    I'm a long-time fan, and I only wish the best for you.

    ~Gary

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  18. That sucks Mason. I always enjoyed your stuff! I wish you luck in whatever it is you do. I'm sure you'll find something else you enjoy that can pay the bills at the same time!

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  19. “Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes a wonderful stroke of luck.” -H.H. Dalai Lama

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  20. This just means it's time to move on...to bigger and better things! Time to find a new studio, and with those youthful looks, probably even better paying contracts!

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  21. It's only over if you say it's over! The reality is that it's just a new beginning. And what do you mean you've never been ambitious person!? You've been in more porn and have more experience in the industry than almost anyone! I'm almost certain that there's a place in porn for you still if that's your passion.. just obviously not with the Next Door Asses and good riddance to them. They may have paid the bills for a while but if anything I think they held you back from being your true self. We've now gotten to see just a glimpse of the amazing person you really are thru this blog and the work I've seen you do on Raw Fuck Club is far better than anything from your previous career. I and your fans will stand by you and support you as you continue on this journey of life!
    ~xoxoxo Brandon North

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  22. I don't see you as a porn star.Instead I see you as a sensitive and caring guy.How I wish our paths cross together.

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  23. Got a college degree? If not, maybe it's time to get one.

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  24. I know I'm semi-echoing some thoughts already written-- but even if you're "over" with one specific company, yet love the industry you're in and work that you do, then you certainly don't have to be "over" in the industry.

    If you love what you're doing and have a passion--- which you obviously do-- then go for it. With such a large fan base, and such a perfect ass, there has to be many other companies that'd hire ya up :-)

    But whatever you decide, keep rocking it out. But it's over only when you say its over...

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  25. Sometimes life becomes difficult for many people, but I think we are creative beings closely with survival skills, to overcome the most difficult moments and sad personal life, but remember you live in a nation where opportunities are made ​​for all they want to fight for new perspectives on life. so good luck and remember how you got there, the industry of your dreams, just come to a new destination

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  26. start your own site and become the new Dawson. I'd pay for it. Meantime, you need to get a degree if you don't have one.

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  27. yeah, if anything, you shouldn't bitch and moan over something as stupid as this. life goes on, you made a mistake, but you're still on this earth alive, and wishing you were back in the spotlight. and really, honestly, what's stopping you? according to your twitter feed, you're having sex and dick almost as regularly as you were living hiv negative, if not more.

    the wholesome christian side in me would probably say something along the lines of, "get your ass back in college, and study your brains out. don't wallow in your depression and do something about this shit."

    but, my irrational side says, "do what you love. and if you can't do it in a certain way, change your perspective about things."

    honestly, i do most certainly believe all you need is a good man to love you. a long time lover, who will care for you and make you feel good about yourself, not some one night stand who fucks your ass, spits in your face, tells you you're nothing and fucking bails the next morning. living such a shallow and frantic lifestyle has it's serious downs, biiig downfalls. when was the last time you'd ever even had a serious lengthy relationship? probably when you were really, really young. just slooow down dude. really take some time to breath and just think about your life.

    i hope everything works in your favor. i'm from houston too, and you were always one of my favorite smut stars. but i have a boyfriend now, and he's my ultimate porn star.

    you rock dude, and don't give up, ever. but please, be rational.

    do you really see yourself, sixty years old, still getting your (now old) raw ass fucked on camera twenty-four seven, just for the chump change of others pleasure (or displeasure)?

    think about your life dude. again, all the best of luck to you.

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  28. It's their fucking loss. I still enjoy watching your movies, almost as much as you enjoy making them. You will be alright, whether you decide to sign with another studio, or go another way. You are still the most genuine and approachable person I ever had the pleasure of meeting.

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  29. Maybe your career as a sqeeky-clean twink are over, but for real men you're still a tasty-ass bottom who acts with conviction and the pleasure shows. So please, move your ass over to companies that appreciate out proud guys like yourself. I'm sure Trueasure Island will welcome you.

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  30. Get rid of them.... I'd love to see you become the next star bottom for Treasure Island...

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  31. I'm disappointed because it seems as if you sincerely enjoy performing and I really enjoy the persona you created. Selfishly, I don't want to see him go anywhere.

    I agree with several of the comments here that your writing skills are a real asset, and you could easily go the biography route or a fictional "based on" route (all the names have been changed!) and put out an excellent read.

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  32. Does this mean no more live shows on there? That was the only reason I had a membership there :(

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  33. a new door will open. faith in that will help

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  34. Please don't view this as a reflection of your self-worth. You are more than just a really hot guy who liked to be chummed on/in. For example, your blog proves that you are a good writer -- maybe a tell-all book might be in your future. Or you could write erotic stories/novels, even the scenario/dialogue for porn fix. There are any number of gay businesses that might want to use you as a spokesman or endorser. They might even have you be there public relations person. I know right now you are a little sad to see one door close, but others really do open. Hang in there and let people in the gay community know you are available for work. Who wouldn't want a work with a hot guy :-)

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  35. Fuck that, I recently read a poll "if the world were ending, 5 guys you would fuck" your name dominated! If there's no place for you in porn, it's a sad commentary on the industry.

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  36. When one door closes, another will open for you. Be optimistic, my dear friend. We are all here for you and to listen.

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  37. After all your years of experience. My only advice is now you must teach. There is a legion of fresh faces you could make famous from the other side of the camera. Please do guest appearances to show em how its done.

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  38. Thank you for are the amzing video that you have done so far, It's a shame the Nextdoor does not want your support you. You have been the main resign I watch nextdoor,but i know what ever you do you will do it well. If you need to practice your porn skills to keep them in shape please, please drop in...

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  39. Mason, I'm a deaf person here, I ve been watching you and follow you for years, and i love you and you re an awesome guy and love watching you porn, when i first saw you on porn site and i fell in love with you ( the passion of your face and turn me on big time) im sad that you no longer be on porn. I remember walking down the street on 8th ave and 23rd street in Chelsea and i saw you running and i was like MASON !!!! MASON !!! you ran.. .I'd love to meet you in person one day and autograph your name :) Hey, im here for you no matter what.. hangin there.. im sure their is a new chapter for you in the near future...

    xoxo
    Davey
    New York City

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  40. Mason...You've always been my favorite. I have so many hot pics of you. I've fantacized and wacked to you many times. ha ha. I dont think going back to college is the solution for you. You are too well known as a gay porn star to get a "straight" job. You need to find something to do in the gay scene such as bartender, bar or club owner, etc. Many bars and clubs would hire you to draw in customers. Keep in mind that someone might even make you a business partner if you act responsibly and dont do anything flaky or dramatic.

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  41. take courage..be strong..

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  42. what about working with Owen Hawk at Dark Alley?

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  43. Aw honey I still love you.Take time off and reflect and see what comes your way this autumn.What are your plans for Pride? Why not cum to Seattle?

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  44. Fuck Next Door Asswipes! Write a book, write a screenplay, write a play. You're not over, not by a long shot, Mason!

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  45. I will admit, I read your blog and feel sadness. I am reminded of my partner, lost to the world at only 24. I think of how self-destructive he was with drinking, drugs, being a US Marine, and making the mistake of trusting a guy he thought he loved. I didn't make the same mistake despite thinking he was the one I was to spend my life with, and it has spared my health.

    At any rate, I found some blog called "RawJock Tyler" or something, and it seems like someone in the industry is putting it out, both because it's laden with bareback porn ads and because it's just a little TOO well-written. If it is somehow real, I get angry at the thought of such people existing. I'm not judging you, since you didn't have that false sense of invincibility, and also because you seem to regret some of your experiences. But in reading your blog, and remembering an entry about a young guy, a protege of sorts, I was wondering what your opinions are on those who bareback and think they'll never get HIV? And I hope that the kid I mentioned has slowed down a bit. Again, not judging; I've dated guys who've done porn, and an escort.

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  46. . I think you should start your own cum eating at bareback site I think you have the clouth to get backers for that! I think you're still 1 of the most recognizable faces in porn and that is the content people will pay for. most of the models of treasure island media are ugly and they make lots of money.

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  47. With your name recognition I would think you could find a backer to set you up on your own BB site and do it your way. Treasure Island is so successful and they do it with such ugly models ( with a few notable exceptions). I would love to see you headline a BB and cum eating site. You could BB with people on your team and do oral scenes with hot negs and pozes alike. I would love to see you with a site like your old one but with your new sensibility. BB and cum eating is really big in porn now. I'd love to see you in it. A big fan.

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  48. With your facial looks and body type, you are still marketable in niche porn and the Gay bareback studios still take in former name studio strays and has beens (just look at Latino Patrick Ives and Hank Hightower or Anthony Gallo, the whole fucking stable at VIVID entertainment stables). There also are amateur video sites taking models on commission or starting your own sex website and scores of male fans will want to fuck you, condomed or bareback. You are too young to think a porn career is over if there are geezers making porn vids in their age 50s. There is also the production side of porn work. You are HIV positive, so the medical companies want HIV poz Gay public figures for advertising. Write out all ideas, again and again, run it by us too.

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  49. How come the next door site is still up and they are posting new shows?

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  50. mason important is i hope u happy. Be strong ! dont 4get u still have us ! we always support u !!

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  51. Hey there. I'm a fan of your work and I really think you're hot on camera. And it's kinda sad to find out that you're done doing with movies.

    If you're trying to figure out what to do next, I suggest you write a book, like the life of a porn star or something.

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  52. Mason,

    You are loved, so your future is bright no matter what.

    Have you looked into EricVideos.com

    They have very nice videos and you would get a free trip to Paris! Might be just the thing to take your mind off the past!

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  53. It sounds like a lot of your work has come your way because others have invested time and effort into creating the venues (videos, live shows, etc.) for you to perform the work you love.

    If no one else is willing to invest that way any more, it might be time for you to begin doing so.

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  54. i just read this, and i am real mad that your old employer thinks you're time is up...and i really got sad that you think so too! i have been watching you for a while and loved every single scene i've seen. and then when you started becoming more accessible, i really enjoy getting to know you through your blogs and tweets! i know we'll be hearing from you, and if we're lucky we'll see you in action again, but you are a great guy from what i can tell, and i hope you know you have a lot of people in your corner hoping you find something that you love and will keep doing it forever (i selfishly hope it's porn, but i'll support you in whatever you do!)

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  55. I'm super sad to see you leave as you are my idol!!! Such courage for coming out as HIV+, you are a role-model because you kept doing what you loved and lived life your way. Your an amazing sexy man, Mason...I hope you end up in Canada someday because it would be so cool to meet you in person.

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  56. This is a sad day indeed. I was thinking about trying out for the real world a year back and i thought, how could i make a bang, the first, rather sick, thing that came to my head was, "hey, i'll catch HIV on TV!". that didn't pan out thankfully, but hey man, tragedy begets... something. haha, make it work for you.

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