While the concept of the glamorous female escort is ever present in popular culture, the image of her male counterpart - a male escort who caters to women - has been pretty much nonexistent until recent years.
With the exception of the Richard Gere smash American Gigolo, one would be hard pressed to name a single film that deals with the subject of men who provide services of romance and companionship to women; unless it takes the form of some random comedy films--Deuce Bigalow: Male Gigolo, The Wedding Date, and Loverboy with Patrick Dempsey--or underground indie flicks such as Atom Egoyan's Speaking Parts, Just a Gigolo with David Bowie and The Man from Elysian Fields with Andy Garcia.
Ah, but as Dylan said "The Times They Are A Changin"; and in this age of Magic Mike and 50 Shades of Gray, it seems the time is right for a cable program that addresses this timely--not to mention hawt--topic. Now entering its third season on the Showtime network, Gigolos is a sexy--and much talked about--nighttime show that explores the lives of glamorous Las Vegas male escorts who cater only to women. Starring the real life men of the Cowboys 4 Angels male companion agency, Gigolos explores the experiences and adventures of men who stand as the living embodiment of women's dreams.
In this reality-style program, the camera follows the gents as they go on dates with clients that range from teachers to homemakers to clown makeup artists; and portrays interesting scenes from their personal lives. We see theGigolos at the gym, pursuing various professional and creative endeavors (cast member Vin Armani has written a book, The Tao of the Gigolo, and appeared on the Dr. Phil program; gorgeous series newcomer Ash Armand is a professional model and a Zen master), and even embarking on personal relationships with ladies outside their profession.
I had the pleasure of interviewing Garren James, owner of Cowboys4Angels, about both his groundbreaking agency and the show that features its hot young stars.
I really enjoyed the first two seasons of Gigolos; what can viewers expect from season three?
Season three is full of fun! Viewers will have to tune in to see what happens! I can say that season three has an exciting new cast member named Ash Armand. He is one of my top men in Miami and I brought him into Vegas to help with filing the appointments.
I'm already crushing on the newest cast member, Ash Armand. According to his bio, he was born in New Delhi India, and is fluent in English and Japanese.
I found Ash Armand in Miami and called him for an interview. He was amazing on the phone so I requested and immediate face to face interview. I knew instantly he would be a success!
As an erotica author, I've always supported the concept of male escorts for women. How do you feel that your agency Cowboys 4 Angels serves the needs of today's busy professional woman? And I know you have very high standards when it comes to the gentlemen; what specific things do you look for in your employees?
Cowboys4angels was created for the professional women. We are here for all of those that are just too busy date.
I pride myself in my rigorous Straight Male Escorts screening process to make sure I have the most interesting, polite, charming, emotionally mature and healthy male escorts for my clients. I have a reputation for turning away up to 95% of my male applicants on average. When you book a male companion from Cowboys4Angels, you are assured that you will be getting the best in the industry. I screen each and every one of my men very thoroughly to guarantee this.
Cowboys need to be at least 21 years old, they may even have professional occupations. Not all must be working as a male model. All Must be very well-traveled, cultured, educated and most importantly, be very proficient in making a woman feel safe and relaxed. Cowboys need to be very attractive, dedicated to a top level of fitness, presentable, well-groomed, stylish, charming and desirable. Cowboys need to be confident but not arrogant, yet savvy. All need to be emotionally mature, stable and possess a genuine respect for women.
I know that many of the guys featured on the show have gone on to appear in films, write books, etc. Do you feel that the show has served as a springboard for their entertainment careers?
The possibilities are endless for what the men can accomplish and I am happy to be a part of their continued success.
Tell us more about the Cowboys 4 Angels sweepstakes!
We are having this Sweepstakes as a thank you to everyone who has shown Cowboys4Angels support over the years.
Prize: 24hour appointment of companionship in Las Vegas with the Star of your choice (participants are Vin Armani, Nick Hawk, Brace, and Ash Armand). This includes Round Trip Airfare to and from Las Vegas, One night stay in a 5-Star Las Vegas Hotel, and $500 spending money. Estimated Value $5000
What are some of your future plans, both for the Gigolos program and the Cowboys 4 Angels agency?
The possibilities are endless!!!
Gigolos airs at 11 p.m. EST each Thursday on Showtime.