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
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)
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(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. "