NEW A second article published by HX, under Glenn Greenwald’s own byline, promoting his own companies has been found: His Name is Rio.
The first article in 2005, promoted Studmall.
This article is a shameless plug for their RioMaleEscorts and RioGayGuides agencies; particularly its second half entitled Brazilian Boys and co-authored by his husband David Miranda, The first half, “text by Glenn Greenwald”, contains many distinctively prolix descriptions identical to those found in the websites themselves.

Further Info

This site is incomplete. For those in search of further details and evidence, here are some starting points with threads about Glenn on Twitter.

Glenn’s Blue Period

Glenn has admitted to co-ownwership of Hairy Studs Video and Studmall but has stated in numerous profiles and interviews that his involvement in the porn industry ended in 2004, 2-3 years after it started. Key Excerpts and links

US-Published Articles about Greenwald’s porn empire

Washington Babylon 2021

Meet Hairy Studs

NY Daily News, 2013

Secrets of Mr Secret

Alternative Link to NY Daily News article

But is Glenn’s claim true?

If it is, then Glenn’s Blue Period would be exactly 100 years after Picasso’s.

Had New York Daily News, Buzzfeed, The Guardian and others not been too shy to check, they might have quickly realized there is overwhelming evidence against Glenn’s version of events.

Documentary evidence

DNS and corporate records, and other key documents — including video box covers themselves — are being gradually added to this site.
View the domain name record history for Studmall and Hairy Studs Videos here.
The impatient will find most of them already on Twitter.

David Miranda - Director and Custodian of Records

R or X-rated links

Piss Boys In Love GayEroticVideoIndex listing David Miranda’s porn director career took off at exactly the same time as Glenn moved to Brazil.
One major porn catalog lists him as director for eight movies
The Gay Erotic Video Index Studmall listing has some interesting surprises.
Especially the box covers.

This can get a little complicated. Branding is not consistent, catalogs are not perfectly accurate, and Tattooed Tops multiple box covers can exist for the same movie. Here’s a genuine box cover for Tattooed Tops although you won’t find it in the list I just mentioned. David Miranda, 2010.

Brazilian Reporting

David Articles in the Brazilian press in August 2019, first alleged that said Glenn had produced porn in Brazil, with David, and for a considerable while.
They were based on interviews and did not seem to have any actual post-2004 records or movie titles. We do not know with whom and we cannot verify all the details. Yet some of the facts they stated about dates, locations and people involved — not previously published — we can verify by other means. None of these articles is a hit piece that someone casually made up.
David’s role as talent scout for movies Glenn produced was described in Era Garoto de Programa NEW


A Brazilian site devoted to this subject,, was created in 2019. The site is no longer active but most of the articles are preserved on the Internet Archive.

We have included a number of translations as well as links to the originals, which can be accessed from the sidebar those pages.
Start with A sexual predator named Glenn Greenwald, Part 1

HX articles: Glenn’s porn tips

HX was the leading gay listings magazine in New York City for most of the 90s and 00s.

In February 2005, the very same week that Glenn and David “met on the beach” in Rio, back in NYC, HX published an article Cheap Trixxx under the by-line of an unknown writer and “resting” lawyer, Glenn Greenwald.
How did you ever manage without its handy advice?

DON’T forget about the sound. If you’re shooting in New York, close your windows!
Nothing is worse than the sound of hot sex being drowned out by sirens, passing buses and couples fighting next door.

UPDATED The article was simultaneously promoted on the website. Read it here.

A couple of years earlier, HX published Razor Burned. promoting Hairy Studs Video, by Andrew Sullivan.
How did Glenn get Andrew Sullivan, who was much more famous than Glenn at the time, to write this promotional piece for his porn company?

The Canadian Government Position

Paul Calandra, likely informed by Canadian Intelligence, described him as a Porn Spy.

Previously he had described Glenn as a former porn industry executive
These statements, made in late 2013, suggested a much greater involvement in the industry than Glenn had admitted to New York Daily News. But they did not give details.

Nearly Eight Years

One person we can check with is Jake Jaxson, his former business partner. He doesn’t say anything about two years. And the documents support Jason.

Jason Sketchy pages

Jake Jaxson’s real name is Jason Buchtel, but we just call him Jason Sketchy.

Glenn’s forgotten websites

We host our own reconstructions of some of Glenn’s lost websites. I don’t expect he will be grateful for their rediscovery.

These are constructed almost entirely based on material from the Wayback Machine but with faster and more reliable navigation, and fewer dead links.

RioGayGuides and RioMaleEscorts

A reconstruction of sites Glenn and David set up in Brazil in 2005.

Rio Gay Guides Banner

Starring David Miranda

Rio Male Escorts Banner

David's ex-friends (R-Rated)

StudMall - Fuck The Pain Away

David's own blog page

Other Sites About Glenn

Boys From Brazil Glenn has inspired a remarkable number of web pages - even entire sites - specifically about him. Few are praiseworthy. Some of the earliest were about Glenn’s famous sock-puppets, in 2006. Others cover material from Edward Snowden, to porn production, to his whole history of lies.
UPDATED See our collection of pages by Glenn’s Antifans.

What’s Glenn’s Best Movie?

We’re not really a movie review site.
More of a This Movie Really Exists and Glenn Really Produced It? site.

But since you asked, we’re currently fond of this.

Other Lies

Glenn condemned the denial of law license to a leading American Neo-Nazi as an “egregious constiutional abuse” in this court filing.. Although he claims now to have been a “First Amendment” lawyer, his failed attempt to claim a constitutional right to a law license may have been his only such case.

NEW We have collected some details of his cases, including two representing HX Magazine.


The subject Glenn lies about the most is himself. In his telling, he graduated top of his class and even thinks he has a Pulitzer Prize

Glenn’s earliest ventures

The Sun Sentinel in 1985 reported on Glenn’s attempts to win his grandfather’s old council seat.
That’s the self-taught, deprived childhood myth, shattered.

Keira Knightley Guest Appearance

The only specific link this has with Glenn is that it’s very creepy. But we need somewhere to put a video that Google appear to be trying very hard to hide.

Weinstein-Zuckerberg party for one

Under Development


Miscellaneous Published Articles