In an exclusive interview with The Sword, Austin Wilde reveals that he did not renew his Raging Stallion contract (where he just came off a year-long Man of the Year title) and instead opted to sign a three-year contract with Next Door Entertainment. The bad news is we won’t be seeing Wilde in any big budget blockbusters, but the good news is that you (e.g. me) can now jerk off to him every single week in new content from Next Door.
TheSword: Did the offer from Next Door come after you had decided to leave Raging Stallion?
Austin Wilde: Luckily the Next Door offer came within a month or so of the other. I was an exclusive model for a year and a half with Raging Stallion, so the idea of not being one anymore was kind of different…and not a good “different.” So the Next Door offer coming soon after was a relief.
Well thank god you’re not retiring. What led to the decision to leave Raging Stallion? How did they take the news?
I explained that I had been wanting to do other things and [President] Chris Ward was very understanding. There were a couple of reasons why I wanted to leave. I’ve loved working with them and they’re a great company, and I had been with them for an enjoyable year and a half, but I was just ready for a change of pace and something new.
What “couple of reasons”? There were rumors about you pulling out of a recent shoot due to concerns over HIV testing, or a lack thereof?
It had nothing to do with my scene partners, Raging Stallion, or the movie itself. Steamworks was my last movie, which was shot back in April/May, I believe. Around that time I had been finding out about a few people becoming HIV positive–both in and out of the industry. It was a wake-up call and a turnoff from sex for me all around. So instead of bringing my personal issues to the set and possibly giving Raging Stallion a bad performance, I decided to back out of the movie and take a few months to myself.
Performers’ opinions are split on the topic of studios requiring HIV testing for their models (Raging Stallion doesn’t). Some say that a negative test is worthless because you could’ve contracted something in the past month that wouldn’t show up on a test. Others require that all their scene partners be tested. What side of the issue are you on?
I’ve recently started requiring my scene partners to be tested. While a test may not detect something contracted a month prior to getting tested, having your scene partners tested is NOT a complete waste of time. That month’s time is A LOT less than six months or a lifetime of never being tested. So requiring a scene partner to be tested may not eliminate your chances of doing a scene with someone with an STD/HIV, but it significantly lessens it.
What will you miss about being a Raging exclusive?
Being able to say “I’m a Raging Stallion Exclusive.” But it was a great year and a half, so I’m okay with that.
How long is your contract with NextDoor?
It’s a three year contract. But for the first year I still have the ability to work with a few selected studios. I’ll be out in California shooting on average every month and a half. But let’s face it, I’ll be out there a lot more than that for fun!
Good to know. Which models have you shot with so far?
I did a three-way with Rod Daily and Parker London, and I shot with my good friend Brandon Lewis. Also, I did what was, in my 2 1/2 years in the industry, my favorite and most fun shoot ever, with Marcus Mojo (aka Landon Mycles).
Stay tuned for Austin Wilde’s Next Door debut in early 2011.
Of course, Wilde is no stranger to Next Door. Revisit his past work from 2008 below, when he worked with Mason Wyler, Tommy D., his own hand, and Wade.
Mason Wyler: Austin Wilde & Mason Wyler
Tommy D.: Austin Wilde & Tommy D.
Next Door Male: Austin Wilde Solo
Next Door Buddies: Austin Wilde & Wade