Sean Cody’s Brysen Announces Retirement: “I Have Stepped Away From The Porn Industry To Seek Other Employment Opportunities”

Posted August 11, 2018 by with 119 comments

bryse2Well, this one hurts.

Brysen—one of Sean Cody’s best gay porn stars since his debut in late 2016—is retiring from gay porn, and he made the announcement in an Instagram post this week (screenshot above), telling fans that he’s “stepping away from porn to seek other employment opportunities.”

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As reported earlier this summer, Brysen has become an Andrew Christian underwear model, and now he’s making live appearances at nightclubs as a “host,” as he mentions below. In my view, being the top Sean Cody porn star is a much better and much more prestigious role than being an Andrew Christian model who appears at West Hollywood bars, but Brysen obviously has to do what feels best for him, and he undoubtedly has plans to move onto other projects in the months and years ahead. Here’s the relevant text of Brysen’s retirement announcement, via Instagram:

Friends, family, fans of my past work, I am super excited to be hosting my first event in my new home town of LA. I can’t even begin to tell you how thankful I am for all the amazing people I’ve met here thus far, that have helped me feel at home…if your just getting off work and need to relieve a little stress come stop by and bring some friends for a good time at “Touch Thursdays” at [the Abbey] … look forward to meeting some new faces, don’t be shy to introduce yourself!

PS- I have stepped away from the porn industry to seek other employment opportunities, so if possible try to keep the topic of conversation off my past work in the adult film industry. if you want to compliment me that’s one thing but flirting and being groapy will just get ya put in your place.

Being “groapy” [sic] with anyone—porn star or not—without their consent is of course unacceptable, so he’s right to remind people of that. But, it’s disappointing that Brysen appears to not want to acknowledge his past work as a porn star? Or, maybe he just doesn’t want to have conversations in public about his past work while he’s out doing new work, which is understandable.

Let’s just hope that Brysen isn’t going to be one of those former porn stars who’s ashamed of all the great work he did. As pointed out here several times, Brysen has been Sean Cody’s biggest and best star for the last two years, and he should be proud of all his scenes. And as I’ve said before, just seeing Brysen’s smiling face will brighten up anyone’s day:

05 11a 08a 08 11f 06 14-1 27 16-3A quick trip down Brysen memory lane via this clip, featuring his intro scene and then his epic duo with Blake, which was one of the best Sean Cody scenes of all time:

[Sean Cody: Brysen’s Complete Filmography]

  • peter

    Someone on DataLounge said he was a Trumpie? Is that true?

    Another wrestler, and for Big Blue, too!

    • Zachary Sire
      • peter

        Come on, give me a break! I can think of one other former wrestler porn/AC model who continues to tweet MAGA shit so it’s not without precedent!

        Porter remains the one reason why I will never buy AC anything!

        Granted he has a real degree from a world-renown university, but I’m increasingly coming to understand that doesn’t count for much, either.

      • doodlebug

        If you cut through the bullshit (which is legendary), the Nancy Drew’s over their often bring the receipts.

        • Cosmic

          I love that site, Pointless Bitchery indeed!

      • Jose
        • peter

          Soros? You mean that six year-old Jew who worked for the Nazis?!?!

          Nah, Zach, I think you’ve been beguiled by another big dick (not that I have any wiggle-room on this issue!), and Andrew Christian has picked up another fascist with a package to market their tacky underwear.

          The Latin root of ‘fascination’ is fascinus or ‘phallic enchantment’, which his related to Fasces, rods bundled around an axe which was the Roman symbol of legal power and the root of the word ‘fascist’.

          • Todd

            Soros never worked for the Nazis. Why don’t you at least try to corroborate such hateful lies before you spread them. Or maybe you meant that as sarcasm. If so, apologies.

          • olfwob

            “That six year-old Jew who worked for the Nazis?!?!” didn`t give it away?

          • Todd

            You know people on the right are insane, right? That’s exactly the kind of crap they’ve been peddling for years now. i’m all for sarcasm but sometimes it’s better to err on the side of truth. I’m not sure one can joke about Soros. But that’s just me.

          • olfwob

            I am german and they taught us our whole live that there is no room for that kind of jokes.
            My understanding- right from the beginning- was, that Peters post was a approach to point out, that any suggestion of collaboration are ridiculous because of his age at that Time.

          • Todd

            My only excuse is I’ve been on edge since the election. I understand about being German. I’m white and from the Southern U.S. I’m not allowed to even think the n word much less joke about it. Some things just aren’t funny.

          • peter

            Thank you!

      • n24rc

        Don’t discredit all of it, they had rumors for years about some of the antics of Kevin Spacey in 2000’s….lol.

      • Hari Kalyan

        I cannot STAND that site either. The people there are vile. But I wouldn’t call him a Trumpie just from a few Trump related posts. Maybe he’s since seen the light.

        • sxg

          No bitch he’s a full-fledged trumptard. Just like Collin Simpson’s personal FB page, Brysen was cleaning out everything trump-related from his FB page as soon as gay porn blogs were talking about his political views. He not only “liked” Trump’s FB page, he also followed FOX “News” and several of their commentators.

    • TK

      It you search around a bit you’ll find your answer pretty easily. It’s probably best to just live in the fantasy with gay porn models.

    • cc this c

      I can’t say I’ve scrutinized every post of his, but I never saw anything to suggest he’s a Trumpeter.

    • a b

      He’s a Trump voter, he’s very proud of that on his facebook

  • Jay

    *blows kiss*

    Bye.

    edit: Seen you soon. Probably. xD

  • stephen
  • Jace

    I’m moving on to become a go-go dancer hawking trashy underwear while wearing a thong at public appearances, but don’t talk to be about my porn work!
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/8c16cd17d5cc556851ba34f0517e15a814e49e1538a80c8397942d4b8f2f4a35.gif

    • Kraterus

      Well, I guess that THOSE comments are what could jeopardize his bright future as a global Hollywood megastar…

    • cluelesswitness

      Porn stars aren’t known for their smarts.

    • Eric

      And he’ll be working at an event night called “Touch Thursdays” but doesn’t want anyone getting groapy [sic]. The irony, it burns.

  • New home town LA and “other employment opportunities ”
    Bet some wannabe casting director convinced him he can get acting jobs in HOLLYWOOD

    Yep still the biggest come to daddy line in WeHo 🙄

    • Scrapple

      Well, Ryan Murphy does need to start working on the cast for season 2 of Pose…

    • Hari Kalyan

      You gotta read his whole IG post. Th excerpt above does sound like the typical retirement announcement until you read the other stuff he says.

  • Grant Watson

    I still can’t believe they had so many opportunities but never got him to FUCK/FLIP with Randy

  • Ed Woody

    So… he uses his gay porn work to promote himself, but he doesn’t want to talk about his porn work?

  • S .

    Announces un-retirement and returns to gay porn in 5, 4, 3, 2…

  • Xzamilloh

    I love when some of these gay porn stars announce that they are not doing porn for a while and hoping to either parlay their exposure into some WeHo gig or trashing the porn industry completely only to come slinking back later on unceremoniously after making a big ado about leaving the industry, and then hoping to be welcomed back at their same rates and the same fanfare even though most of them look rough as all shit and weren’t even that good to begin with they’ve retired.

    • Hari Kalyan

      If you go to his IG post and read the parts not included above he mentions his post-porn plans beyond being just an AC boy:

      “I have my batchelor of Science in Kinesiology from the University of Michigan and am seeking employment (I’ve had management experience in 2 past jobs) as a Marketing Manager for an MMA promotion company and a facility manager at Michigan Sports Camps”

    • Shawn

      aka Brent Corrigan

    • pilot101

      like Levi Michaels did a couple of days ago on instagram. He was bitching because he didn’t want people to ask him about his porn past and said “i’ve moved on and you should do too” or something like that. He’s a New Yorker hipster pretending to be a influencer and model now. Good for him

      • GayhawkAZ

        Levi is an idiot. He posts all these pictures and video of him being some real estate mogul when the reality is he’s still struggling to make his first big sale. He admitted as much to someone asking about why he kept posting pics of multimillion-dollar residences. He admitted that he basically sets up rental contracts for people. Fredrick Eklund, he’ll never be.

        • Xzamilloh

          Speaking of MDL, why couldn’t Ryan be the gay one? The things I would do that ass. God, his body. THAT’S a thirst trap. Well, him and Fredrick’s husband.

        • pilot101

          i mean… good for him if he’s doing fine now with that but that whole meltdown about people asking him about porn was just…If you do not want to talk about it, ignore the questions! Do not try to hide it because it will get worse. So pretentious

          • GayhawkAZ

            Levi/Rustin has always been pretentious. His YouTube channel was nothing but pretentiousness. He ripped off his viewers, made a cheapass “series” just so he could travel to S. America and then attempted (and failed) to scrub his porn past from the Internet. I get amused whenever someone brings up his porn past on Instagram because he flips the fuck out or tries to clap back and it just shows how insecure he is.

            If they ever make an After Porn Ends part 3, he should be on it. But of course he’d probably refuse and make up some bullshit story about how he’s successful and couldn’t be troubled to take the time. #surejan

          • pilot101

            i remember him unboxing dildos on youtube. did he delete those videos? lmaoo

          • GayhawkAZ

            Most of his videos on YouTube are still around. He hinted about trying to vlog again but it didn’t go anywhere, mostly because nobody really reacted. xD

    • Hari Kalyan

      If you read his entire post on IG he mentions what his other opportunities are. (I guess I’m not allowed to repost it here? since my other comment got deleted) So to me it seems Brysen has his head on his shoulders and isn’t putting all his eggs in the basket with his AC gig. I doubt he’ll be back.

    • David Siegel

      Not to get off topic, but yeah I guess that I’ll get off topic, but how were you able to draw a line through what you wrote, on your computer? Teach me bro!

      Now to get on topic. I never was that crazy about him to begin with. He’s cute, but too many tattoos for me and he every so often makes these real effeminate gestures and expressions (I know I’ll get skewered for this) that turn me off sexually. Not that I dislike anybody for that, but it just puts them in the platonic friend category for me.

      • Xzamilloh

        No problem

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      • Xzamilloh

        It’s a strikethrough.

        I forget how to do it on here, but it’s basically write text

        But replace strikethrough with S. If I use the S, you obviously wouldn’t be able to see it.

  • Anon

    Also, he has a boyfriend now too..

    • n24rc

      That’s actually the reason. The bf wants the porny fantasy but none of the baggage that goes with it.

    • Hari Kalyan

      They’ve been dating for a while it seems

      • Anon

        I thought the bf looks cute

  • Seth Sexton

    He was beginning to put on some pounds anyway so maybe it’s for the best. I don’t like chunk in my porn. Take a break, get ripped and lean then come back with a ass to mouth big dick raw scene for the Gods.

  • Brian Sky

    Well, I’m happy for him. I think everybody has the right to make changes in their lives, and if he doesn’t want to talk about his past work, that’s OK. Also, if at some point in the future, he decides to go back to the porn industry, that’s OK as well. Being a porn star may have some negative aspects that could be somehow affecting his personal life. We don’t know the reasons that made him take this decission.
    Best of luck Bry!

  • Harvey Cobb

    Once you do porn it’s hard to get a “good job” because sooner or later, someone is going to let the cat out of the bag & your back in the unemployment office, especially if you get an professional job, like in some big company that has high moral standards.

  • Scrapple

    Didn’t we just have this conversation about Brysen a few months back? Maybe I imagined it.
    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/f98284c441f173c43e5d8fcdaac050134907598a653a0be489dd82512048190b.gif

    It’s always best to leave the industry when your heart (or other parts of your anatomy) are no longer in it. I just hope these other opportunities he writes about extend beyond hosting gigs and hawking skivs. Because if that’s your career and you’re hoping to distance yourself from your porn past, good luck with that. I truly hopes he does well. Every person who leaves porn and makes it in the “real world” is a good thing. If he shows up months down the road with his own fans only site, that would be disappointing. Or if he jumps back into a porn because his new relationship fizzles out. But at least this exit didn’t involve insults, scandals and police sirens. These days that’s about all you can hope for.

  • Jose

    He does realize people only know him because he is, oh sorry, was, a porn star, right? He can’t just issue a statement and walk away. People will always know him as Brysen, the gay porn star.

  • Jose
    • n24rc

      There were alt-right people voting for trump as well as some EXTREME-LEFT(Keller?), the reasons were different as the alt left want to see the nation crumble to rebuild in some fantasy utopia. It’s bullshit left and right.

      • Jose

        Right wing straight people? Sure. I have right wing friends. Right wing gays? Nope. They can go to hell for all I care.

        • n24rc

          You’ve misinterpreted what I’ve said. Blinded by your bias.

          Crappy voters caused this problem. Bernie-bros and some Nazis in the three states crucial for the electoral college.

          Hillary really didn’t have a chance at all. It’s shitty what happened. She had too much baggage and it wasn’t Benghazi shit, it was healthcare that the political class don’t want fixed; She was lambasted as First Lady for trying to do so early in her political life.

          Every person basically stabbed her in the front and back. K?

        • TB

          “I’m not a crazy supporter of the Russian meddling theory”…Seriously!? Do you not read The Washington Post or watch Rachel Maddow? Or are they fake news? Smh

        • Maximus

          It’s not a theory. Everybody—except the thirstbuckets who peddle alternative realities in order to get viewers and retweets—acknowledges that the Russians interfered in the 2016 elections. That includes every single one of the executive intelligence agencies and the Senate intelligence committee.

    • Pablo Hernandez

      He comes from a very red part of Michigan, went to college at a very liberal university. I could see him being the type of guy that absorbs and projects the environment he’s in. Maybe LA will be good for him in that sense.

  • ΘΕΟΔΩΡΟΣ Δ.

    Saw him in Terell Carter’s instastory. Guess now he is a rentboy

  • AJ’s Black Widow

    Have no idea how he is, this is honestly my first time seeing this guy.

    • Casey Scott

      Ha, same here! Sean Cody’s “biggest and best star for the last two years”? On what planet?

  • Kevin

    Does he realise he is where he is because of porn? If it were not for SC he would still live in his hometown instead and he would not be hanging out with the gays in LA and modeling underwear with holes in them.

    • peter

      He attended a great university, but Michigan may give jocks a high-school equivalency diploma

      • The Porn Emperor

        Did he graduate?

  • skye3245

    Question, wouldn’t staying the porn business help this “new job opportunity”? I mean if he’s working as a host or AC model or whatever, don’t most of them work in some type of porn or something? I’m just saying, he may wanna stay in. Because he may not make much commission or tips with the publicity

    • Hari Kalyan

      Right i think it would too, especially when AC employs many active porn models. Rumor is its out of respect for his bf that he’s ending his porn career so I can respect that.

  • Hari Kalyan

    can’t say i didnt see this coming honestly.. his new gig and especially his longtime boo were not gonna tolerate it for much longer. And its just par for the course for an ex-SC model to disavow their previous work

  • Jace
  • TroyMcK

    Yeah, sure, hun, hope that works out for ya. See ya back in porn in 5, 4, 3, 2….

  • Edward

    He actually posted a video/live feed on his FB page back in January about his retirement from porn. He also discussed being discriminated against by his former high school and arrested because of people found out about the porn. It seems he wasn’t hiding the fact that he did porn, but peeps didn’t want him at the school to help out with the wrestling program and had him arrested for trespassing. He seems to have good intentions. I wish him well.

  • B.C.

    If he wants a stable, long lasting relationship then this is an obvious choice. Dating someone who is not in front of (or behind) porn camera can be tricky for these guys. Brysen was my favourite SC boy, so I hope he achieves his goals, love and work related.

  • TB

    Don’t flirt with me and I’m leaving porn? Sounds more like a boyfriend issue than anything else.

  • Dana Rimons

    Was always overrated but good luck.

    • CA

      So overrated. Was never a fan.

  • Joel

    Disappointed. I’ll miss him, because he’s one of my favourite modern day models. Heaps better than most of what is forced down our throats.

  • Jon

    I fucking hope not. They ruin everything.

    • sxg

      Brysen already did that to himself after making that comment about people making comments on his porn past. He’ll be going to Men already ruined.

  • Svenne

    I wish I had a nice cock like his, then I could have similar opportunities with my life and maybe even have a boyfriend one day. Sigh…

  • Cosmic

    He’s a porn star so he’ll be back…they always come back.

  • emercycrite

    Meh. Whatever.

  • TheLisp

    “…seeking other employment opportunities…” with Andrew Christian!?! https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/ff1466c32ac4961d454072d67a3abde2b96c64ea5f8b30f2eec8921239d908f5.gif

  • peter

    In a completely unrelated item, Elian an Beau announce their engagement

  • The Slashfic Dude

    People are calling Brysen overrated. He isn’t. But he has been two years with a site no longer capable of exploring all the potential these models have to offer. He would be great if SC was still with it’s previous owners. When they had standards.
    It’s true that they have improved the action on the past month or so, but there’s still lots of wrong things that need to be fixed on the site. Direction and picture quality being the main one of them. You can have the best models there, but if they are not being well directed , instructed, filmed and being on a decent final product that will show how good they are, what’s the point?
    His bottoming debut with Kaleb was one of the worst things SC has ever done on their website. It’s just “what could have been”.

  • John

    Say what you will, he had great looks, charisma and loved sex of any kind. I’ll miss him. Sad he never bred.

  • cluelesswitness

    Am I the only one who thinks he looks like a hot Frankenstein face-wise? Almost Neanderthal-ish.

  • Michael Lewis

    Nice looking but generic.