Diesel Washington Announces Retirement, And It’s TitanMen’s Fault

Posted March 28, 2016 by with 69 comments

d2After over 10 years in the business (a lifetime in the gay porn industry), it’s over. Diesel Washington has just announced that he’s retiring from gay porn.

Over the past decade, Diesel Washington has appeared in movies and scenes for over a dozen gay porn studios, including TitanMen (where he landed his first exclusive contract back in 2006), Falcon, CockyBoys, Men, Pride Studios, NakedSword, and C1R.

At first, it appeared Diesel’s retirement was due to the proliferation of bareback content, to which he is vehemently opposed:

d3 d4 d6Then, it became clear that Diesel Washington is retiring because of TitanMen, where he recently returned for a string of highly publicized scenes:

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Yes, you read that correctly: Diesel Washington is retiring because TitanMen promised to cast him in a superhero-themed movie, and then they went back on that promise.

While Titan’s dishonesty is unfortunate, it’s not the first time they’ve been deceptive. And, I don’t think it justifies ending one’s entire career. Hopefully, Diesel will reconsider his decision.

 

  • ToxicBrew

    ¯_(ツ)_/¯

  • steve adams

    Ugh, he had a carrer??

    • Mike Julius

      *career?
      Yes.

  • FrenchBug

    Didn’t he announce this a while back? He had signed a deal with Titan for a certain number of movies and then he was done and Titan was the right place to end his career because that’s where it started blah blah blah.
    Will say this for Diesel: good-looking man, interestingly creative fuck-wise, entertaining personality but he rarely seemed to achieve full erections in his scenes.

  • czer

    Meh…

  • Ricky

    Still, I see his point. A porn with an African-American superhero would have been progressive; there are so few black (NOT bi-racial but black) porn stars that whenever one at his level quits it definitely leaves an absence..

  • Russell47

    I though he was doing a scene topping Landon Mycles?

    • sanfv
      • Mike Julius

        LOL! What the jesus is this?

        • sanfv

          He tweeted a couple months back that MEN and Landon had agreed to the scene. Guess it will only stay a day dream for now.

          • Mike Julius

            I meant the gif lol

  • Todd

    ….

    • Mike Julius

      With Civil War coming out, they could have made him Black Panther. The rest would cast itself. Hell, they already have a script after or even before the actual one comes out. Titan is stupid af. I hope some other studio swoops in and makes that “one movie left maybe” the one I just described.

      • Pascal

        Or they could have waited for the Marvel Luke Cage series coming to Netflix in September. The demand will be huge then. Titan is so shortsighted!

  • Mike Julius

    If they promised him a superhero film to come back and then kept putting it off and then shelved it entirely, I really can’t blame him. It’s a sleazy thing anywhere to break your word like that while making someone feel dumb for trusting you at your word.

    Maybe it’s kind of a silly reason to quit being in front of the camera entirely, but this also seems like a final straw type situation. It’s definitely enough to quit a studio if you think about it; if they break their word on this, their promises mean squat.

    • AussieB

      Even in porn don’t you get that in writing in a contract, if you’re saying thats the only reason you’re with them?

      • Mike Julius

        I see your point, but verbal contracts exist too. In hindsight, he should have gotten it in writing. Then maybe he’d be getting a lump sum as he walks away.

  • Dale Bergman

    I hope Diesel still drops by and posts on STR8UPGAY…

  • Swifty

    Ok…

  • Zealot

    All kidding aside– I would think that a super hero movie (which I usually loathe) done right, starring someone of Diesel’s caliber would be awesome, different and something that even a “newly-popular” studio might want to use as one more notch in their belt. You’re only as good as your last movie, and I’m aiming that at the porn studio who used the super hero project to get him on board. Next time they call, because they need to re-invent/re-invigorate their brand, and dangle that shit….it might not work. And I’ll laugh my ass off.

  • OneOfTheManyChris

    It sucks, but porn won’t let black men have a personality, other than aggressive mean top. I wouldn’t expect Titan to do a superhero movie anyhow though.

  • Maximus

    Overjoyed at the news, Helix Studio’s subscriber base circulated this response amongst themselves: https://media0.giphy.com/media/gnWSeryP08GZO/giphy.gif

    • Mike Julius

      LOL!
      Not the White People vs. Black People gif thing. Don’t rekindle that fire here! lol

      • Maximus

        Please don’t tell me that some white people actually made equivalent GIFs depicting stereotypes of black people, because that is so beyond not okay.

        • Mike Julius

          It was a thread on imgur or something and were actually mostly funny if my memory isn’t playing tricks

          • Maximus

            Those pictures are hilarious!!!

          • McM.

            The second picture is layered with the “awkward penguin” meme.

          • Mike Julius

            Didn’t catch that. Or the last corn one. Wow! lol

          • Mike Julius

            Right? lol That other thread was funny too.

        • WhimsyCotton

          Wait wait wait! You’re telling me your gif is!?

          • Maximus

            https://media0.giphy.com/media/3ornk6SpD14HjBjq6c/giphy.gif

            *takes a moment to mentally prepare self*

            Given that society has been shitting on black people since before America was even its own country, even lighthearted teasing regarding racial stereotypes is insensitive and inappropriate. White people, on the other hand, can stand to hear a few jokes at our expense. Contrary to the hissy fits thrown by ignorant white trash and bourgeoisie closet Klan members, white people’s advantaged position in society is not actually threatened by a bit of criticism. Therein lies the difference. Race is a stupid construct that deserves mockery, but black people shouldn’t have to bear the burden of that flawed concept any more than they already have.

            If you’re going to snatch some bitch’s weave, you go for the ho who still has a full head of hair, not the ho who has already had so many people come for her that she’s practically bald.

          • WhimsyCotton

            Those were some Simone Biles level gymnastics you got right there, but two wrongs DO NOT make a right.

            Every single race/ethnicity/religion/group on this planet has been the victim of some extreme suffering at some point in history. You think that because Black people had it the worst from the 1600s to the mid 1900s that now they are free to attack other people? No, it doesn’t work that way.

            Now, to be perfectly honest, I have no problem with race jokes. Make fun of White people all you want. Just don’t be a hypocrite and get upset when people don’t find anything wrong with making fun of Black people, or Asians, or Hispanics.

            Lastly, from your comment that “you go for the ho who still has a full head of hair” I take it you have some deluded idea that every White person is living a life of rich privilege and every Black person is living a life of burdened struggle?

    • john

  • WebSlinger

    Diesel I understand when things are the last straw and while it is unfortunate…

    https://media.giphy.com/media/JZedmAgvLpGp2/giphy.gif

  • GN

    It’s the shade throwers that are sweetest at the end, eh? On the real-real, you will be missed.

  • sanfv

    I hope he keeps spilling tea and slaying bitches. He and Zach( I think) are some of the last people in gay porn world that call out the absurdity/douchiness of many models.

    • AussieB

      Yeah hire him as a “shade” columnist

  • BlkManLuvsPorn

    He was a boring Top anyway. Buy bye! :)

  • JustJim

    He seems like the only Titian exclusive that actually has a personality.

    • R.A.M.J

      Yeah, a bad one.

  • sxg

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/50855fd941d04a40b3df8f2593c95fdf0384f14b5605c67261c7fdc1ce10d903.gif

    Diesel I like you as a top because you can certainly give a bottom the pounding
    of a lifetime. And you can be an amusing read on social media. But
    overall, you’re a trainwreck.

    You’ve already gone batshit once with Titan about the double foot
    fisting that you agreed to do and were publicly excited about it one
    moment, then all pissed off and “disrespected” just days later.

    Regardless who was at fault years ago, you probably should have known better
    than to return to a studio that you left on bad terms with, even if
    there are new directors and/or owners. You actually ruined a pretty damn good thing there considering they were the only studio to ever give you an exclusive and no other studio in the 10 years you boast about being in porn has ever given you as much work as they have. Have fun retiring and we’ll see you in a few months!

  • sxg

    Diesel I like you as a top because you can certainly give a bottom the pounding of a lifetime. And you can be an amusing read on social media. But overall, you’re a trainwreck.

    You’ve already gone batshit once with Titan about the double foot fisting that you agreed to do and were publicly excited about it one moment, then all pissed off and “disrespected” just days later.

    Regardless who was at fault years ago, you probably should have known better than to return to a studio that you left on bad terms with, even if there are new directors and/or owners. You actually ruined a pretty damn good thing too considering they were the only studio to ever give you an exclusive and no other studio in the 10 years you boast about being in porn has ever given you as much work as they have. Have fun retiring and we’ll see you back in a few months!

  • SaintMike

    please, if only you had a dollar for every time one of these guys ‘retired’….. :/

  • http://brandoncsites.blogspot.com BCLS

    The porn business is an extension of the movie business, just w/ a whole lot less story and far more penetration (at least in front of the camera). Anyway, projects get announced and canceled all the time for a myriad of reasons. Nothing new. — If that was why Diesel returned, he should have had a contract for that and starred in that. He shouldn’t have agreed to appear in any scenes outside of that.

  • WhimsyCotton

    If Titan makes a Green Lantern parody, he can play John Stewart!

  • OverKill
  • http://twitter.com/seaguy11 Seaguy

    I certainly will not miss the Diesel Fumes coming from him whenever someone pisses him off on twitter. And not doing or liking bareback means he won’t be acting in anything I would likely be watching.

  • Dale Bergman

    I fucking LOVE Sigourney Weaver! “Alien” and “Aliens” are my favorite films of all time. She should have won the Oscar for the second one (she was nominated). She’s probably my favorite actress.

    She also doesn’t seem like an uppity snot. Her interview for “Prayers For Bobby” shows what a class act she really is:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VL08Ytq1gQ

    • CBW

      Sigourney Weaver is a goddess. Katherine Parker in Working Girl is the perfect role model!
      “Dress shabbily, and they notice the dress. Dress impeccably, and they notice the woman.”- Coco Chanel.
      And don’t even get me started on Dana, Ellen and Tawny. <3
      When I was in my final year at boarding school someone who knew what a fan I was showed me The Year Of Living Dangerously where she walks through the same hallway i walked through every day. And shares a clinch with Angel Gibson outside our dining hall. Apparently our school was an embassy in Jakarta and there she was! I needed to be brought around with smelling salts haha. It felt like kismet 🙂
      And yes, she seems like a great, self deprecating, intelligent and classy person all around.😘

      • Dale Bergman

        That’s cool. She’s one of the few stars (along with Jessica Lang and Meryl Streep) that I would be truly star-stuck if I saw her.

        I saw “The Year Of Living Dangerously” again after many years and she looked really pretty in it. I’l watch anything she’s in.

        • Pertinax

          She gave an interview here in my country. A very ‘ honest ‘ and little edited one where we could see she has many qualities as a human being. A real lady, well educated and kind person. That’s interesting because Meryl Streep was in the same tv program ( in another interview ) and also gave the same good impression. Jessica Lang was here to show her work as a photographer and she gave ( to me…) the image of someone a little ‘ distant ‘ , not too much a sympathetic person.

        • CBW

          Meryl and Jessica are great, too. I’d probably add Jodie Foster, Julia Louis Dreyfus, Julianne Moore, Alfre Woodard and Joan Allen, too. They all seem intelligent and classy but without putting on airs or taking themselves too seriously. contrast these awesome and accomplished women with some of the deludenoids we see here!😉

      • Mike Julius

        Your story is way too cute.

  • http://getlost.com David Dwyer

    Diesel Washington. The Azealia Banks of porn ladies and gentlemen…

    https://m.popkey.co/ac04fe/6Myjz.gif

  • Badbike

    Say what you will about Diesel but he was one of the last people in Gay porn who can rightfully say is a porn star. As much haters as he has he still had everyone talking AND MOST IMPORTANTLY watching his scenes/movies he was in. He says a lot of truth that ends up shaking the table but all which really is the only reason people hate on him but none can’t deny he was a solid performer and thankfully as a black man he said no to doing thug/dl movies that so many do. I’m glad he made a stand against barebacking. I hope he can work something out and come back maybe to another studio or something cuz most of his scenes were amazing. I’m gonna miss him for sure.

    • sxg

      Uh, no. Adam Killian is still doing porn and regardless of the studio he’s working with now, he’s done so much in porn and is an amazing performer that he’s pretty much legendary in the industry!

  • http://alias74pornreviews.tumblr.com/ Alias74

    You….
    Have….
    GOT….
    To be kidding.

  • I Came To Slay Bitch!!!

    If Deisel couldn’t tell by the lack of likes and retweets…
    http://i.imgur.com/DX2Fs.gif
    Anyways, stay festive!

  • Porn Star

    I heard Titan just filmed yet to be released BB content…. Talk about hypocritical

  • sxg

    Titan was reached for comment, but no words were given. Instead, there’s this!

  • http://www.twitter.com/mrpam mr. Pam GayPornMama

    Love you Diesel Washington! #legend

  • Liam

    ” I’m no expert here, but seems like he’s pissed at life in general, I get the feeling he thinks he made titan what it is, he doesn’t seem to understand so many others have contributed to the ongoing success of Titan. Sounds to me like he needs to take his toys out if the sandbox cause he can’t play fair or with the big kids, just my irrelevant humble opinion”

  • http://getlost.com David Dwyer

    Wow. One quick glance through Miss Diesel’s Twitter feed and it’s not difficult to spot the mental illness. One sandwich short of a picnic. Her only saving grace is that she fucks on camera for cash. I wouldn’t quit that day job, because it doesn’t look like there’s much else going for you.

    • R.A.M.J

      he’s a fucking bully.

  • Spencer87

    I’m not trying to be funny,but Diesel should’ve retired a long time ago. When was the last time he had work? It’s time.Maybe he should move into directing.

  • Marsha Lewis

    yawn, slow news day.. Anyways