I went to school to be a teacher, so I was thinking of going back to school, getting a master’s degree, and becoming a professor. I figured it would be easier to be a professor if my background came back to bite me in the ass. Colleges and universities are much more liberal when it comes to things like that, as opposed to being a high school, where it actually would be a big problem.
—Mason Wyler, the porn star who just revealed he’s HIV-positive, on what he might do after exiting adult entertainment [via]
Meh. I could see him making it as a professor in some field where his career in porn would be an asset— e.g. something dealing with sexuality– he’d certainly be able to produce a stellar thesis, and would have unparalleled contacts in the adult industry. But he would constantly have to prove himself and his professionalism to even be considered as a job applicant. So it’s an uphill battle.
I wonder if he ever gave any thought to how his porn career would affect his life prospects after he left the industry? I understand that porn doesn’t pay well, so he probably didn’t make enough to save a nest egg that’ll assist him through the transition.