Aiden Shaw

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Aiden Shaw
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Aiden Shaw (Life Ball 2013)
Born Aiden Finbar Brady
(1966-02-22) 22 February 1966 (age 49)
Occupation Author, model, actor, singer, poet, & musician/song-writer/producer, music video director, artist
Years active 1990–present

Aiden Shaw (born Aiden Finbar Brady,[1] 22 February 1966, United Kingdom) is a British author, musician, model and former gay pornographic film actor.[2]

Porn career[edit]

Changing his last name, Shaw began working in gay porn in the early 1990s. Since then he has appeared in over 50 films.[3] He retired from the porn industry in 1999 but made a brief reappearance in 2003–04.

Literary work[edit]

In 1991, Shaw collaborated with the New York artist Mark Beard to produce a limited edition publication named Aiden. Beard had been sharing a London flat with Shaw at the time. The book included several portraits of Shaw, with text written by both Beard and Shaw as a form of dialogue.[1]

However, it was not until 1996 that Shaw wrote his first novel, Brutal. Also in 1996, The Bad Press published a collection of his poems, If Language at the Same Time Shapes and Distorts our Ideas and Emotions, How do we Communicate Love?[4] He wrote two more novels; Boundaries (1997) and Wasted (2001), and an autobiography, My Undoing (2006) in which he openly discusses his life in the sex industry as a porn star and sex worker, his drug use, and his HIV status (Shaw was diagnosed HIV positive in 1997).[5][6]

Modelling career[edit]

Shaw was signed to Success Models in Paris. Shaw was shot by Giampaolo Sgura for Hercules International magazine.[7] In 2013 he was the face of the Polish fashion company Bytom.[8] In 2014, Shaw walked for Berluti.[9] Shaw was featured by New Zealand menswear brand, Working Style for their Autumn Winter 2014 campaign.[10]

Published works[edit]

  • Brutal (Millivres Books, 1996) ISBN 1-873741-24-3
  • If Language at the Same Time Shapes and Distorts Our Ideas and Emotions, How Do We Communicate Love? (The Bad Press, 1996) ISBN 0-9517233-4-0
  • Boundaries (Brighton: Millivres Prowler Group 1997) ISBN 1-873741-48-0
  • Wasted (Brighton: Millivres Prowler Group, 2001) ISBN 1-902852-34-6
  • My Undoing: Love in the Thick of Sex, Drugs, Pornography, and Prostitution (New York: Carroll & Graf, 2006) ISBN 0-7867-1743-2
  • Sordid Truths: Selling My Innocence for a Taste of Stardom (Alyson Books, 2009) ISBN 1-59350-137-4

Selected filmography[edit]

  • Perfect Fit
  • Addiction: Part 1
  • Addiction: Part 2
  • Hot Wired 2
  • Blockbuster Cocks
  • Descent
  • The Backroom
  • Boot Black II: Spit Shine
  • Forced Entry
  • Hardbody Video Magazine 4
  • New Pledgemaster
  • Bad Brad's Hush
  • Break Away
  • Grease Guns
  • Mess Hall Maneuvers
  • Roll in the Hay
  • The Best of Aiden Shaw
  • Raw: Bad Brad's Erotic Remix
  • License to Thrill
  • On the Mark
  • Summer Buddies
  • Black Leather White Studs
  • Command Performance
  • Dirty Dreaming
  • Disconnected
  • Grand Prize
  • Hot Pursuit
  • Midnight Sun
  • Night Force


  1. ^ a b Beard, Mark; Brady, Aiden (1992). Aiden. London, England: Feard Press. ASIN B0006P9EYM. 
  2. ^ "Aiden Shaw article". Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  3. ^ Ford, Tyrone (Dec 11, 2009). "Aiden Shaw on surviving porn, prostitution". Washington Blade. Retrieved 6 June 2015. 
  4. ^ Shaw, Aiden (1996), If language at the same time shapes and distorts our ideas and emotions, how do we communicate love?, Bemis/Flaherty Collection of Gay Poetry, The Bad Press, OCLC 298124621 
  5. ^ Josh Sparber (September 2006). "The Porn Identity (interview with Aiden Shaw)". Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  6. ^ Sam Page (January 2010). "Coming To Terms (interview with Aiden Shaw)". Retrieved 12 July 2012. 
  7. ^ "Aiden Shaw by Giampaolo Sgura For Herculese Universal Magazine". Retrieved 5 December 2015. 
  8. ^ "Aiden Shaw & Anatol Modzelewski for Bytom". The Fashionisto. Retrieved 7 December 2015. 
  9. ^ "Berluti Show SS14 - List of Models". Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  10. ^ "Aiden Shaw and our AW14 Campaign". Working Style. Retrieved 27 March 2015. 

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