By Advocate.com Editors

Originally published on Advocate.com November 11 2009 7:55 PM ET

Skin flick star Aiden Shaw is known as a big, beefy Brit, but as his
own recently released photos show, as an adolescent he was a goth who
wore more eyeliner than Boy George.

Shaw lent some of his old pics to the gay porn blog The Sword, and the transformation from teen Shaw to 40-something Shaw is quite extraordinary.

"I was still trying to decide whether I was a boy or a girl," Shaw
told The Sword. "But finally I decided to be a boy -- and a sexy one, because
I wanted to attract the beautiful boys I was beginning to fancy."

Shaw's experiences as a young man, including his ascent to porn stardom, are recounted in his new memoir, Sordid Truths (published by Alyson Books, a sister company to The Advocate).

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