Is Blake Mitchell no more? No, not quite. But he won’t be the way we’ve always known him.
The popular adult film star and social media darling has announced a big change to his branding and career. Blake Mitchell will no longer go by that name. Instead, he would prefer it if everyone referred to him by his real name, Lane Rogers.
Rogers shared this news through social media (where he has changed his profile handles to @LaneVRogers).
“You guys know my real name now. I’m Lane. It’s weird to say. I don’t think I’ve said that in a video like this in a long time, so it’s pretty crazy. But, I’m happy,” said the adult performer and YouTuber.
My Name is Lane. pic.twitter.com/tTah9XRQSz
— Lane (@LaneVRogers) May 25, 2019
Speaking to the NSFW news site Str8UpGayPorn, Rogers elaborated on why he decided on this change.
“I wanted to make a change, more of a shift I guess, into the absolutely and truly authentic me. It’s always been a bit confusing for me to have to keep track of who I’ve introduced myself to as Lane or as Blake, and though I feel Blake is still “me” in a way, he’s actually a character.”
That said, the Blake Mitchell name isn’t totally dead. Lane Rogers will appear in a few adult film scenes as Mitchell later this year. But, the use of the stage name will now be lowered and kept to NSFW circles. Meanwhile, his social media presence, public appearances, and general persona will be as Lane Rogers.
It seems this is a time of transition for Lane Rogers, as he’s not only leaving his stage name behind but also his former studio. Earlier this year, when he was still known as Blake Mitchell, Rogers decided to leave Helix Studios to pursue other opportunities. Namely, he hopes to start getting work as a talent in non-NSFW projects.
We wish him the best of luck.
Today is a good day. pic.twitter.com/rbnTDgJdFa
— Lane (@LaneVRogers) May 26, 2019