Sordid Truths: Selling My Innocence For a Taste of Stardom chronicles the author’s ascent from being just another broke and very horny college boy, who dabbled with the idea that he could sell his young body for hard cash, to becoming the internationally renowned adult film idol.

After finishing just one year of his BA degree he was twenty-one and easily lured away from study by the lusty mix of sex and money in London. Within a short time on the scene, he’d gained infamy and was something of a celebrity within his field. Peddling his flesh took him to the steamy underbelly of the U.K.’s decadent capital city in the late 80’s. Here he rubbed shoulders and other body parts with wealthy, weird, and wonderful eccentrics, famous–and famously closeted–Euro trash personalities and the celebrated elite.

However, working as a prostitute turned minor league once gay porn sensation Chi Chi LaRue took Polaroids of Shaw naked and aroused and launched his career. His rise to stardom has been documented by the adult industry’s leading studios in more than fifty films that have won him numerous awards and even more notoriety as the complex and multi-talented character that he’s become known as by many.

Aiden Shaw is the author of the bestselling memoir My Undoing: Love in the Thick of Sex, Drugs, Pornography, and Prostitution, which follows chronologically the events of Sordid Truths. He is also the author of three novels, Brutal, Wasted, and Boundaries, as well as a volume of poetry, If Language at the Same Time Shapes and Distorts Our Ideas and Emotions, How Do We Communicate Love?

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