Aiden Shaw

Aiden Brady (also known as Aiden Shaw)[1][2] is an author, musician, model and former pornographic film actor.[3]

Aiden Brady
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Aiden Brady (Life Ball 2013)
Other namesAiden Shaw
OccupationAuthor, model, musician
Years active1990–present


Brady adopted the last name "Shaw" in the early 1990s when he began working in gay pornography, [1] and appeared in over 50 films.[4] He retired from the porn industry in 1999, but in 2004, he starred in another gay porn film with Hot House.[5][6]


In 1991, Shaw collaborated with the New York artist Mark Beard to produce a limited edition publication named Aiden. The book included several portraits of Shaw, with text written by both Beard and Shaw as a form of dialogue.[2]

Shaw published his first novel, Brutal, in 1996. 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?[7] 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).[8][9]


Shaw was signed to Success Models in Paris and Sight Management Studio in Barcelona.[10] Shaw was photographed by Giampaolo Sgura for Hercules International magazine.[11] In 2013 he was the face of the Polish fashion company Bytom.[12] In 2014, Shaw walked for Berluti.[13] Shaw was featured by New Zealand menswear brand, Working Style for their Autumn Winter 2014 campaign.[14] In 2016, Shaw reverted to his birth name as he continued to model for international brands like Massimo Dutti.[15]

Published worksEdit

  • 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


  1. ^ a b Potter, Sarah (24 February 2016). "CoolBoy Of The Week- Aiden Shaw". Bang Talk Magazine. Retrieved 7 October 2017.[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ a b Beard, Mark; Brady, Aiden (1992). Aiden. London, England: Feard Press. ASIN B0006P9EYM.
  3. ^ "Aiden Shaw article". Archived from the original on 24 September 2015. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
  4. ^ Ford, Tyrone (11 December 2009). "Aiden Shaw on surviving porn, prostitution". Washington Blade. Retrieved 6 June 2015.
  5. ^ "Perfect Fit (2004)". IMDB. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  6. ^ "Perfect Fit". Hot House. Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  7. ^ 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
  8. ^ Josh Sparber (September 2006). "The Porn Identity (interview with Aiden Shaw)". Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  9. ^ Sam Page (January 2010). "Coming To Terms (interview with Aiden Shaw)". Archived from the original on 4 May 2010. Retrieved 12 July 2012.
  10. ^ "Profile - Aiden Brady". Retrieved 7 October 2017.
  11. ^ "Aiden Shaw by Giampaolo Sgura For Herculese Universal Magazine". May 2012. Retrieved 5 December 2015.
  12. ^ "Aiden Shaw & Anatol Modzelewski for Bytom". The Fashionisto. 11 September 2013. Retrieved 7 December 2015.
  13. ^ "Berluti Show SS14 – List of Models". Retrieved 7 December 2014.
  14. ^ "Aiden Shaw and our AW14 Campaign". Working Style. Retrieved 27 March 2015.
  15. ^ "Noah Mills, Hao Yun Xiang & Aiden Brady Don Massimo Dutti's Contemporary Tailoring". 21 September 2016. Retrieved 7 October 2017.

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