The Shady Lady Ranch in Nevada, located 150 miles northwest of Las Vegas, had its first male prostitute working on Wednesday, a 25-year-old from California named “Markus.” But through Saturday, not any lady was shady enough, apparently, to take him up on his enticing offer.
All 5 feet 9 inches of him, weighing in at 180 pounds, patiently waits- and hopes.
The brothel’s owner, Bobbi Davis, said she has received a couple of nibbles, inquiries that is, from curious women, including one who talked about making an appointment soon. But Davis is quick to point out that things are usually slow this time of year.
Meanwhile, Markus was mentioned by talk show host Jay Leno Wednesday night, but has granted just two interviews – one with “Details” magazine, the other with ABC’s “Nightline” – but Davis said she asked him not to talk to any more journalists. Probably that was because in the “Details” article he compares himself to a key figure of the civil rights movement, Rosa Parks.
“This actually isn’t about selling my body. This is about changing social norms,” says Markus.
Could it be that Markus has a “Going Rogue” book deal in the works?
Markus, hailing from the adult film business, where he appeared in a few porn movies, if he does get a client, will get paid the same rates as female brethren: $300 for one hour, $500 for two. That price includes “anything within reason,” according to Davis.
“We’re working on our second guy, but we’re kind of slowing it off until we see how good we can do with Marcus,” Bobbi Davis says.