Did Alexander McQueen Hang Himself Over A Well Hung Porn Star?

Posted February 17, 2010 11:32 AM by with 16 comments


Probably not, but as the mainstream media well knows, if you want to add a dose of Hollywood Gothic to a normally tragic story, just cherchez le porno gay. Jacob Bernstein of the Daily Beast suggested today that the late designer Alexander McQueen, who killed himself last week only a few days after his mom died, may have been distraught over an unnamed porn star escort …

McQueen had been involved with a porn star he’d identified in a September 2009 New York Times Magazine piece as “Mr. Stag.” Two sources believe that Mr. Stag was in fact Aiden Shaw, a 43-year-old escort who at one point was the gay-porn equivalent of Tom Cruise …

While we don’t doubt the pret-a-porn connection, which has a long history from Halston to Marc Jacobs — Mr. Stag seems unlikely to be Shaw (here discussing less sensational matters in a recent Tim and Roma episode). McQueen had known Shaw for years (the article in the times refers to The Times article mentions the pair meeting recently), and had even given him a platinum ring.

“Recently McQueen began seeing a porn star, whom he met online. “It’s great!” he cackles. He told me the man’s name but asked that I identify him only by his porn nom de famille, Mr. Stag.”

The only problem?: Though London-based, and gorgeous enough to make anyone cackle — Aiden Shaw didn’t use “Mr. Stag” as his porn nom de famille — though I can think of two gorgeous men who do — both of whom are only a short flight from London …

Alexander McQueen’s Demons (TheDailyBeast.com)


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16 responses to Did Alexander McQueen Hang Himself Over A Well Hung Porn Star?

  1. aguy February 17th, 2010 at 12:49 PM



  2. Peckerwood February 17th, 2010 at 3:28 PM

    Let’s see: a highly strung, highly insecure designer in a high-pressure world with a history of depression watch both his best friend Isabella and his mother die in the past few years, add the stress of the down economy and the pressure of a new collection, add in a drug problem and it was an online flirtation with a porn star that killed him?

    Oh, Daily Beast. Sometimes you make “A Current Affair” look legitimate.


  3. robert February 17th, 2010 at 5:06 PM

    this is the same daily beast whose investigative reporter Gerald Posner had to resign because of plagiarism?? doubtful is the word.


  4. IrmaLaDouce February 17th, 2010 at 10:52 PM

    43 is a bit old to be a porn star worthy of dying for. McQueen could afford younger.


  5. billary February 18th, 2010 at 1:25 AM

    hmm, perchance this had something to do with the rumored rift between the two stags?


  6. barackobama February 18th, 2010 at 1:47 AM

    Let me get this straight: this gentleman just passed through such a distraught phase that he took his own life a few days ago… and we’re casually speculating about his sex life, right under the “Wild Gay Colleges” banner?

    You stay classy, GayPornBlog.


  7. Drew February 18th, 2010 at 1:03 PM

    Mr Stag?…..could it be Buck? Dillon Buck?


  8. Mrs Patrick Campbell February 19th, 2010 at 8:52 AM

    Mary was loaded with money and had a very nice life. Sorry, but we shall save our tears for someone who deserves them.

    Was it said that she euthanized herself because her husband dumped her? Did she have a ‘candy’ problem?


  9. Mrs Patrick Campbell February 19th, 2010 at 10:08 AM

    And furthermore: wasn’t Miss Shaw ’43’ about 10 or 15 years ago?!


  10. Richard February 19th, 2010 at 9:11 PM

    Aren’t middle-aged men usually lusting after porn stars YOUNGER than they are?


  11. maxxxxx February 20th, 2010 at 1:39 PM

    “the gay porn equivalent of Tom Cruise”, Mr. Bernstein? I would have thought more like John Malkovich– pretentious, full of himself, but still interesting.


  12. leo February 21st, 2010 at 2:02 AM

    I think he thought he was one of his collections–like a piece of dress–so he hanged himself.


  13. Matt2010 February 21st, 2010 at 7:23 PM

    I think it might be someone who works for Stag Films.


  14. Kurt February 22nd, 2010 at 4:47 AM

    It is NOT Aiden Shaw.

    You have to look at how Lee was using the word. He was being clever disguising the identity of his playmate.

    Chiefly Scottish : a young horse; especially : a young unbroken stallion. There that should be enough to figure it out.

    Wait, I better give one more (just to be safe).

    This may be too obvious, but the American’s won’t figure it out without this clue: “If Lee were here, he’d be raging over all of your off guesses.”


  15. gianna March 11th, 2010 at 5:27 PM

    this is like so….. eww


  16. bluesixer March 12th, 2010 at 10:42 PM

    “Aiden Shaw, a 43-year-old escort who at one point was the gay-porn equivalent of Tom Cruise …”

    Actually, for years I’ve thought of Mr. Shaw as the gay-porn equivalent of Sean Connery. He’s getting older, but he’s still sexy as hell.


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