- 6 Seasons
The Showtime channel reality series Gigolos peeks into the world of Las Vegas male prostitutes: their work, their daily lives and hopes for the future. The sexually explicit program follows the men of the Cowboys 4 Angels escort service as they provide companionship to a surprising array of women and couples. One woman dresses Steve, one of the more experienced escorts, in a clown outfit and applies makeup to him before their sessions. Another woman wants to be seduced while she wears a stuffed animal costume. The series provides both titillating footage of their work, while keeping enough action off-camera to avoid pornographic status. The Cowboy 4 Angels agency is, according to manager Garren James, the largest straight-male escort companion company in the United States. The escorts have all come to this unusual profession in different ways, but all share good looks and fit bodies. Former model, Steven, needs the extra income to pay child support. Gray-haired Brace supports a variety of business interests, including real estate and a line of nutritional products with his escorting. Family man Ash adds to his income from his work as a dancer, model and massage therapist. Recent college graduate Nick also runs a male stripper business for private parties and a sex advice column. Athletic Vin is a newcomer to the business as the series begins and discovers the unexpected aspects and strange demands of his female clientele as the series progresses. Like many reality programs, Gigolos follows a little-known subculture for both comic and dramatic effect. The customers seem to be an ordinary mix of Americans, nurses, teachers and couples looking to spice up their love lives. The escorts sometimes struggle to balance their personal lives and ambitions, with this unconventional career. Now in its third season, this late night show provides mature audiences with titillating content and the surprising sexual appetites of strangers.