about us

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Thanks for stopping by and checking out AustinZane.com! We hope your experience here is a positive one and if there’s anything we can do to make it more enjoyable, please let us know. We’ve created this site with our fans in mind so if you have suggestions or comments, we wanna hear them! We’re pretty ambitious with our goals for this site, but we know with your support we can continue to turn more porn-fantasies into reality. While growth is obviously our main goal, we never want to lose the personal touch that sets us apart from so many other sites. Eventually, we would like to have staff members that are dedicated to customer service and emails, but for the time being we are doing everything ourselves from our apartment so please be patient if we don’t respond right away, we’ll get to it as soon as possible ;)

A little bit about us…

For those of you that don’t know who we are, we are Austin Andrews and Zane Michaels. We are real-life best friends and yes, we are both straight. We met a few years ago in Las Vegas while working for another porn company and it seemed that almost instantly, we became best friends. We’ve had our ups and downs along the way, (no pun intended!) but fast forward two years and we decided that if we worked hard enough and didn’t lose focus of what our fans wanted, we could start our own company and create a porn site better than anything else out there! We’ve put just about all of our time, money, and energy into creating a quality product and now that we have finally launched, we can say that every sleepless night was well-worth it and we hope that you agree. We hope AustinZane.com has a long and successful run because at the end of the day, who wouldn’t wanna work with their best friend!? And if you ever see us out and about, please come up and say hi, we love meeting our fans!

Meeting Austin…(by Zane)

Austin is a country boy inside and out. When I first met Austin while auditioning at the old porn company, he introduced himself as a porn model. I remember thinking, “he does porn? I can definitely do porn.” At the time, he looked like a scrawny little country boy with a ball cap and torn jeans- not exactly what I thought a porn star looked like. I didn’t think to much of him at the time as my mind was more focused on the fact that I was about to get naked and jerk off on camera. After I passed my audition, the next time I saw Austin was a few days later when he drove me to my STD test. It was on this drive that we got to talking and I realized how much we had in common. We talked about music, fishing, and we even had similar stories about our ex-girlfriends. I had only been in Vegas for a few months, but I remember feeling relieved that I finally met a decent person in this crazy self-centered town. Over the next few weeks, we hung out a lot more, spent weekends on the boat and I even introduced him to his new favorite beer, Landshark. Eventually, we got an apartment together and the rest as they say is history. I’ve grown to be closer to Austin than most of my own family and I would do anything for him, no questions asked. He is genuine, earnest, clumsy, hilariously entertaining, and all-around just a good guy to have on your side.

Meeting Zane…(by Austin)

I’d like to say something that I’ve prepared…

Hello. It was a hot, sunny day out by the pool. Beads of sweat were dripping down my body and I noticed the sun disappear, almost as if an eclipse were occurring. As I glanced up from my lawn chair, I saw a silhouette of a giant ass blocking out the sun. I thought to myself, “Could it be? A second wolf to my wolf pack?!” I knew after seeing that ass, that I had just added one more to my wolfpack. No, but seriously, you can ask anyone that lives in Vegas and they will tell you that it is really hard to meet good people in this town. When I met Zane and saw not only he was from the midwest but he was just a really good guy, I kinda attached myself to his side. It wasn’t much longer after we met that Zane took over my futon in my one-bedroom apartment. It was nice finally having a wing-man to go out and party with. We’ve both come a long way since then and I’m looking forward to seeing what the future holds. I must say knowing Zane has been an adventure to say the least. Yes we’ve had are ups and downs but what best friends haven’t? In the end I can honestly say that Zane is one of the greatest guys I know and in proud to call him my best friend.

Our fans…

Where do we start?!? We have the best fans we could ever ask for! After our old company closed down, I randomly checked the blogs one day and was surprised at how many people were asking what happened to us and were wondering if they were going to see more of us or not. We were actually pretty comfortable with not doing porn ever again as we were starting to enter non-porn related video contests where we could have complete creative control over our videos. We even got some gigs to film music videos for some pretty big-name bands.

I started talking with some fans on the blogs to let them know how we were doing and the love and support they showed us just kept pouring in. It was a little overwhelming and almost unanimous- the fans wanted more and would support a new site venture. We talked it over for a few weeks and finally decided that if we did indeed start a site of our own, we would dedicate it to our loyal fans and we wouldn’t half-ass it… we were ALL IN. We started filming but we knew if we wanted to keep the fans happy, we had to amp up the intensity level- not just do the same thing we had done in the past. Of course this meant I, Zane, would bottom for the first time ever. I was a little apprehensive but I knew the fans would appreciate it. We started asking the fans exactly what they wanted to see and even brainstormed some cool new ideas that we’d never seen in porn before.

Just after the new year, we launched our demo video on the site and once again, the response was way more than we expected. In less than 24 hours, without any advertising other than the blog, over 100 people pre-registered on the site- and that was only the beginning. The comments that people made about our demo reassured us that we were doing something right. One person said, “…it astounds me how a project run by two straight guys gets it better than 70% of what’s out there.” And another said, “gay porn could learn a thing or two from just that trailer.”

We were devoting all of our time and money into getting the site up as quickly as possible and to say that things were tight would be an understatement. I posted a picture on our facebook of our empty refrigerator and a few days later, UPS dropped off a 23lb package of frozen food from one of our fans in Chicago. That night, we hosted our first live video chat with our fans. What we assumed would be a quick little chat turned into a 4 hour event. This was the first time we had a chance to interact with our fans live and we had a blast! Our fans were witty, respectful, helpful, and some even offered to donate to help get the site off the ground. Over the course of the chat that night, over 1000 people came to chat with us. Fans from New Zealand, Ireland, Spain, Japan, Australia, Argentina, Wales, Brazil and all across the United States came out to chat. If someone asked us to sum up our fans in one word, I don’t think we could. There aren’t enough words to describe how amazing our fans are. So to all of you AuZaniacs out there, we dedicate this site to you. You have supported us through the entire process and we couldn’t have done it without you guys. We tried to create a site that is fun, personal, entertaining, and interactive. Over the next few months, we are going to try out a few new ideas for the site and we hope to do a complete overhaul and redesign but for the time being, enjoy AustinZane.com and let us know what you think! We love you guys and thanks again, YOU GUYS ROCK!!!

-Austin and Zane

 
 
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