Angel Rivera Announces Departure From Helix Studios—At Which Studio Would You Like To See Him Performing Next?

Posted January 29, 2019 by with 30 comments

angelrwIt’s a dark day for fans of Angel Rivera’s work with Helix Studios, as the award-winning performer announced yesterday that he’s decided to quit working for the studio, and he’s opted to not renew his contract. In addition to no longer performing in scenes for the studio, Angel has also stopped working his day job in the Helix office (where I interviewed him last year.) Via Angel Rivera’s Twitter: angel3

The good news for fans of the young heartthrob is that he has no plans to quit performing, and he’ll be continuing his porn career in a “different direction”:

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Of course, as is often the case when a star leaves a studio, there were some subtweets that followed:

angel5 angel6Weighing in with his own subtweets was none other than Angel Rivera’s boyfriend, Joey Mills, who seemed to echo Angel’s tweets about a mystery person who is being dishonest:

joey1 joey2 joey3Str8UpGayPorn reached out to Angel Rivera for clarification and more details about what might have happened and who the lying bitch might be, but we received no response.

Angel Rivera made a series of headlines during his brief year with Helix, most notably during the Ben Masters breakup debacle last spring. Angel was later nominated for multiple Str8UpGayPorn Awards, including Best Newcomer, Best Butt, and Best Group Scene (which he won), and starred in over a dozen Helix scenes that quickly made him a fan favorite. His duo with Shane Cook ranks among his very best, IMHO:

[Helix: Shane Cook Fucks Angel Rivera Bareback]

Now that Angel will no longer be filming with Helix, he’ll be sharing his hotness with new stars at new studios—but where? At which studio would you like to see Angel Rivera performing next?


  • FrenchBug
  • FrenchBug

    And I suggest he works for BigCMen. Let’s quarantine all the toxic all-drama-all-the-time performers in one corner of the industry.

  • McM.

    He’s going over to Cockyboys. That studio and Helix have been ping-ponging models for a while. Angel Rivera could make an appearance at GISP, but he’s not exciting enough for a fucking there.

    The studio I’d like to see him next: Raw Fuck Club. At least that’d be unexpected…

    • Zachary Sire

      imagine him with Austin at GISP tho…there’s no way that wouldn’t be exciting

      • McM.

        In theory. It’s not the pairing, it’s him. Someone will correct me if I’m wrong, but Angel Rivera hasn’t been pinned. Or had a top from behind pull his hips into a deep, steady fuck that made his cheeks bounce and sweaty. The fucking at GISP is more intense than what’s seen at Helix. Could be the studio’s aim to make models look pretty throughout scenes, but there’s also no sense of Angel being dick-hungry enough for rides the GISP guys bottoming really enjoy. (I definitely don’t see him topping there. Like, at all.)

        Who knows. Angel may enjoy a bit of roughing up at GISP. I support anyone stepping up their game.

        • Ty Huber

          Or had a top from behind pull his hips into a deep, steady fuck that made his cheeks bounce and sweaty.” A much appreciated image, and very apt re: Angel. Thank you.

  • Shawn

    Ugh, another Helix model going to wither and die over at CB I’ll bet.

    • B.C.

      Calvin Banks, Troy Accola, even Ben Masters prove you wrong.

      • FrenchBug

        Calvin Banks and Troy Accola appeared at Helix but were never Helix headliners and worked other places. The phenomenon Shawn is referring to (I think since I agree with him) applies to models that started their careers as “Helix models”.

        Ben Masters has been at CB six months. Let’s talk about how his career is doing in a year.

        • B.C.

          Which other models are you referring to? I don’t remember any that fit your description of a Helix exclusive/first porn job leaving to work for CockyBoys…

          • FrenchBug

            The fact that you already forgot about, say, Sean Ford says all that needs to be said. I rest my case.

          • B.C.

            Well, I fell into that bear trap straight on my ass. In my defense, I forgot Sean worked for Helix because I believe he is doing far better at CB. His scenes with Sagat and recent one for All Saints were exceptional. Plus he is starring in new Paris adventures.

          • FrenchBug

            😉 We will agree to disagree. I think his status in the industry was higher when he was the “Hot New Thing” at Helix rather than one of the JJ boys.
            There have been plenty of other transfuges from Helix to CB over the years and the ones that thrived at CB (Calvin, Troy, Taylor Reign alias Alex Vaara) were only tangentially linked to Helix.
            Max Carter came back to Helix and has thrived there since.
            Liam Riley did a few rounds and then went back to being a non-active “celebrity” – it might have happened at Helix too but in hindsight, CB seems to have used him as a gimmick more than a valuable player.
            Dalton Briggs… Do you really think of DB now the way you did when he was at Helix? Wouldn’t he have been better off retiring once he was done with Helix?
            On a “lesser” level, Helix non-headliners boys folks like Jasper Robinson or Cole Claire did not really become stars at CB either. JR even ended up returning (I actually really liked him. May he RIP).
            Point is: going outside Helix won’t help your career and I think there is enough evidence it hurts that of people who have reached a certain status. I am a longstanding advocate for performers knowing when to walk out of the industry on top.

          • B.C.

            I can’t compete with your Helix immigrants knowledge. Yeah, agree to disagree.

          • Zachery Binx

            It always seems funny to me when people are like “CockyBoys doesn’t deliberately try and take models from Helix, it just happens!” When you look at the roster of models that have passed through CB that have also worked at Helix it is an alarmingly high number that at least makes it look suspicious.

            Calvin Banks, Sean Ford, Liam Riley, Alex Vaara (Taylor Reign), Ashton Summers, Troy Acolla, Ben Masters, Cole Claire, Christian Bay, Max Carter, Kody Stewart, Dalton Briggs, Lukas Grande, Jasper Robinson, Connor Maguire, Finn Carson, Grayson Lange, Oliver Saxon, Jimmy Clay and Dayton O’Connor are all models that worked at Helix that also passed through CockyBoys (at least all of the ones I can find looking through the CB Model roster).

            Deliberate or coincidence, it is absolutely justifiable for the casual porn observer to see that many models work for Helix then also work for CB and have the thought “Sure seems like CockyBoys goes out of its way to hire performers from Helix.” Especially when you then look at all those names and try to point out how many you also remember working for other studios besides both Helix and CB with any memorable content.

            It’s almost like CockyBoys has a checkbox on their model applications that says “Have you previously worked for Helix Studios?” and instantly hires anyone that answers YES.

          • Shawn

            I think they’re trying to chase what makes Helix so successful and in their mind simply grabbing some models will work.

            I think CB shoot fine erotica, if that’s what you’re in to. They do not shoot good porn. I don’t care about story, costumes, or location. I want to see hot guys fucking. Trying to give them lines that are delivered so awkwardly they give you second hand embarrassment is a great way to turn people off.

          • Seanumich

            Imagine that. Some people have different tastes than YOU. CB does just fine and Helix does as well. Last I checked Helix has done quite a few “stories” and costumes (Helix Academy. Lifeguards, The Art of Breaking Up). What you want to see may not be what CBcustomers want to see.
            This is everything that is wrong in the gay community. If somebody doesnt do things as another thinks is right, people bash them.
            THIS IS NOT A COMPETITION. Both studios can do theri thing. Perfomers will grow out of a studio. It is rare in porn to have a person stay with a studi as loing as Blake Mitchell. Peoel change as they change, bith physically and mentally. Some guys may want to try something kinkier. Some may want to PERFORM rather than just be a fuck toy. Others may like traveling to new and exciting places. SOme may just want to meet a different group of people. It doesnt mean one studio is better than the other. They are just different. This isnt like these studips are Michael Lucas or live off rape and treating gay men as disposable property.

          • Shawn

            I literally said it’s fine if that’s what you’re in to?

            Chill out dude, jesus.

          • “I am a longstanding advocate for performers knowing when to walk out of the industry on top.”
            example Blake Mitchell 😉

      • Shawn

        Calvin is the only one of those 3 maintaining any level of success. Troy pops up now and again and dear lord I love that boy, but to suggest he’s as successful now as he was when at Helix is absurd.

        Ben Masters is a cutie I’ll give you that, but again he’s already becoming something of an afterthought. I don’t know what it is, maybe CB don’t promote their models properly or something and do those ridiculously over the top movie trailers instead?

  • Xzamilloh

    If he wants to stay working with GOOD studios, then he should go to GISP. If he wants to keep looking pretty while being basic, he should go to CockyBoys. And if he just needs to pay the rent, go to the other ones

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ba04184545961b1f8105b8b6f47e395ff611c4c24c3cb1045cb761b4f88a44ab.gif

  • Paul J

    No studio. I was a fan of his look, but after watching some of his scenes, I wouldn’t follow him across the road. He’s a poor performer.

  • Zachery Binx

    Well, hopefully he does some stuff with GISP. Not sure if he’d consider MEN or NextDoor Studios at all, but they might show at least some interest in him for a few scenes. Not saying either would be a good idea or fit for him, but it’s a possibility.

    However, considering that Ben is already with CB (and had a recent breakup with Levi) there could be too much drama already going on over there with Ben for them to consider bringing in Angel at all with their entire history as it might just make a tense situation even worse.

    The interesting thing though when you look at it is, what are the chances it’s another model that all these subtweets are referring to? I mean, even if the models don’t get along they don’t HAVE to work together all the time. Wonder if it’s one of the owners or like full time office people that the drama is all about? I mean, he could have chosen not to be an exclusive anymore and just continued to perform in scenes for them here and there while also working at other studios as well. Andy Taylor did it for years with there not really being a big problem, and there have been plenty of other models that have shot scenes for them without even being constant exclusives.

  • Dave Netherton

    He’s probably go over to Cockyboys more than likely just like every other model that leaves Helix no matter whether his Ex is there or not. He’s pretty to look at but a pretty boring performer. He should fit in well.

  • Van

    With Angel leaving it will be interesting to see if Joey stays. He is arguably their biggest star at this point now that Blake is gone. Joey also has his book coming out soon, so it is going to be difficult for him to leave at this time. Also Joey’s tweets could be about anyone, including Angel for all we know.

  • B.C.

    I don’t care what will be his new playground as long as I get too see Angel with mature/daddy type performers giving him the best ride of his life.

  • Atticus

    Angel would fit in nicely at FamilyD*ck / Br*therCrush.

  • Dot Beech

    The boy is deadly dull. Not Broadway. Not a National Tour. Not even a Bus and Truck.

    Just a bowl of mashed potatoes. No salt. No butter. Nuthin’.

  • Drew Kingston

    Since Angel don’t quit because of a problem with his boyfriend, the problem is about money… what else? May be Helix will film cats and dogs documentaries in the future for youtube 🤣

    • Weiner

      Do you use your brain before you write these posts or are you just high on drugs ?