Mason Wyler’s contract with Next Door Studios, which produced MasonWyler.com, ended officially yesterday (Next Door, like many studios, doesn’t work with HIV-positive models, but they’ll likely keep Mason’s site running as long as there are paying members), meaning that, for the first time in over three years, Mason Wyler is officially unemployed.
The Sword spoke with Mason about his future in porn and whether or not his career his really “over,” as he wrote last night:
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.
This morning, Mason told The Sword that he would love to not have to find another job right now, and may take out a student loan to finish his college degree.
“I have just a couple semesters left,” Mason said. “I was studying social studies education before I started doing porn, but left school once I got more and more into porn. Now though, with the advent of the internet, I don’t know how safe it would be for me to teach school or if I even could. I keep getting letters from younger and younger fans.”
Mason did save “one or two months” worth of earnings from his work at Next Door, including a bonus check for the number of recurring members on his site.
“The last bonus check I got was for $441, and I got one dollar for every member. So, I know they still have 441 paying members on the site,” he explained.
The suggestion of starting his own membership site comes up often, but Mason openly admits to not being ambitious enough to take on a project like that on his own.
“I’m not like Pierre Fitch or Brent Everett or Brent Corrigan. I’m not the kind of person that takes initiative, and I need someone to force me to get things done. I guess that called laziness.”
Mason is a lot of things, but lazy? No. He’ll be back…
[Spokes III: Mason Wyler Orgy]