Not exactly a surprise, given his boyfriend was fired from the same studio yesterday, but Anthony Romero’s exclusive contract with Next Door Studios has been dissolved. The performer tells The Sword: “My contract with Next Door was just annulled per mutual agreement.”
Romero has written a lengthy (and scathing) exposé detailing his time with the studio and why, he believes, the “gay for pay” models are given preferential treatment:
The Next Door shooting house is amicable; the atmosphere was nice and relaxed. I came to learn, however, that the treatments are preferentiated—if you aren’t straight or escorting yourself out to the “président,” you aren’t really worth anything. Originally, being treated like I didn’t matter angered me—I was hasty to blame this on my being gay and their homophobia, but I don’t think it’s that they prefer straight men to gay men; rather, they prefer total and complete acquiescence—obedience—and the straight models realize they’re too ugly and have too many restrictions to do anything else with any other studio, so they tell Next Door what they don’t want to do performance-wise, and so long as they perform, bring in traffic to the site, fulfill that “straight guy going gay(ish)” fantasy, and keep their mouths shut, then everything is copasetic. Any other real GAY PORN studio wouldn’t deal with that shit. Next Door masturbates itself to the idea that they’re “creating a fantasy,” so basically I am (was) the homosexual pawn in that pairing.
Also, Romero reveals that he was originally offered an exclusive contract with Randy Blue before receiving a less desirable offer from Next Door. In the end, he says he chose Next Door for the opportunity to travel and work with Austin Wilde.
And, any guesses as to whom he’s referring to here?
Once, when I brought up that I didn’t want to be in a scene with one of those guys (the gay for pay ones who don’t perform [and don’t get me wrong, I don’t care about your sexuality; if you are willing to fully perform gay porn, then you can be straight, gay, bi, asexual, or whatever, but if you refuse to perform gay porn because you’re “straight” or refuse to do anything but sit there like a monkey and get serviced, then I fucking hate you]), and I was basically told to stop being dramatic and to shut up and do my scene, or I would be dropped from the shoot.
Much more here.