First 'Prostidude' Leaves Brothel, Returns to Porn

'Markus' saw total of 10 clients, Shady Lady Ranch madam says

By M. Morris,  Newser Staff

Posted Mar 26, 2010 3:46 PM CDT

(Newser) – The country's first legal male prostitute has left the gigolo business, and the Shady Lady Ranch is temporarily turning away female customers. They weren't a large segment of the customer base anyway: The Nevada brothel owner says "Markus," who started work in January—and compared himself to Rosa Parks—didn't even service 10 customers. Total. He's back in California making adult films; the split, the owner says, " was a mutual decision. "

A party room is pictured at the Shady Lady Ranch brothel Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, in Beatty, Nev. The brothel has hired Markus, the first legal male prostitute in Nevada.
A "party" room is pictured at the Shady Lady Ranch brothel Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, in Beatty, Nev. The brothel has hired "Markus," the first legal male prostitute in Nevada.   (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
The Shady Lady Ranch brothel is pictured Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, in Beatty, Nev. The brothel has hired Markus, the first legal male prostitute in Nevada.
The Shady Lady Ranch brothel is pictured Monday, Jan. 18, 2010, in Beatty, Nev. The brothel has hired "Markus," the first legal male prostitute in Nevada.   (AP Photo/Isaac Brekken)
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