Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Marines Lead The Way... Male Prostitution!

When one thinks of the United States Marine Corps, one may think of "the few, the proud," the force in readiness, "the first to fight and the last to leave". One may also consider Marine heroes like Smedly Butler, Presley O'Bannon and Chesty Puller. Even outside the Corps, Marines have made their mark on history like astronaut John Glenn, actor George Peppard and author Robert Ludlum. However most recently a former US Marine became first at something that, well, I guess it's not too surprising considering our prowess but it's still a bit of a shock to discover that the first legal male prostitute is a Devil-Dog!

Standing at 5' 9" and weighing 180 lbs, Markus Bestin [25] can be all yours ladies, for just $300 an hour. He is based at The Shady Lady Brothel a legal house of prostitution northwest of Las Vegas, Nevada; the one state in the country where paying for sex is permitted. Bestin is the one man among a thousand working women in Nevada's 24 brothels. You won't see him in a typical lineup, or in a cheesy themed room - he has his own turf out back, where he services only female clients. "If she's willing to step through these doors," said Bestin, "she'll have the best moment, hopefully, that I can provide for her in her entire life."

Bobbi Davis, the brothel's madam, says the slow economy and the demand for male prostitutes forced her to think outside of the box. "We've had requests with couples that wanted to add a girl and a guy, and we always add a girl in to the mix but we could never add the guy, and as we've had more and more requests for that, we decided to go ahead and at least try it," Davis said. Heidi Fleiss, the once infamous Hollywood madam, says it won't work. "We're not like men. Men will sleep with mud," said Fleiss. "Women, we're a little different. We want a spa-like environment, something first class. What I do think would work now is a male-male brothel," she said, "but I don't know if Nevada is ready."

A fundamental change of law was required before Bestin could become a gigolo. The law referred to all prostitutes requiring to undergo a cervical exam and Davis made the case this was discriminatory against males. Any cries of discrimination in civil law are of course dealt with lightening quick these days and so, the way was paved for Bestin to assume his new career as thus far, the lone gentleman in the world's oldest profession.

Cuddles, a lady of the night from a neighboring brothel, said she welcomed the new addition and dispensed advice "Just keep your head up, make your money, that's what it's about, like I tell everybody," she said. "It's about making money, that's why you start doing it for." Bestin however denies a mercenary attitude, "It's not about the money, I thoroughly enjoy the presence of women," he said. "They're like fine china."

The latest Marine to carve out his indelible mark on history may not be one placed in every USMC historical text from here on in (much as assassin Lee Harvey Oswald is sometimes "forgotten"), but it will be an achievement that no doubt Marines ourselves will hold most highly from now on.

Source: Constance / ABC Nightline [Full Report here]


Civilian Overseer said...

There's no such thing as an ex-marine.

Lieutenant General Creedon said...

You are indeed 100% correct my good man. This is why you don’t find that term in the article above. We like by the ethos "Once a Marine, Always a Marine." There is staunch objection to the term "ex-Marine". However it is necessary to prevent people thinking that all those who have become Marines are still in active service. Thankfully there are some more acceptable forms of address for those no longer on active duty: A "Veteran Marine" or "Prior-service Marine" can refer to anyone who has been discharged from the Corps. A "Retired Marine" refers to those who have completed 20 or more years of service and formally retired. "Former Marine" is considered acceptable among those who are honourably discharged from the United States Marine Corps such as the aforementioned Markus Bestin. Also continuing the use of "Sir" or "Ma'am" is appropriate out of respect for Marine officers no longer on active duty, but according to one of the "Commandant's White letters" from Commandant Alfred M. Gray, Jr., referring to a Marine by their last earned rank is appropriate. So if I was to retire today, you may still address me as Colonel.

Marnie said...

They do say that the marines can infiltrate anywhere.....I think now we should rename your callsigns....So you can be Colonel Deuce, Whopper, Biggalow-Creedon.... :-)

Constance said...

"Blogger? I barely know her!"

Civilian Overseer said...

Someone should explain to Marnie how the Colonel got the moniker, Whopper. ;)

Constance said...

Mr. Overseer! Are you suggesting that the Colonel succeeded where Bestin did not?

I had heard something about a quiet, yet celebrated stint in the film industry... What kind of "independent" films is Mr. Vaughan making?

Civilian Overseer said...

Connie, I remember the Colonel's role vividly, the way he cried out "Don't leave me!" to his strapping male companion. His heartache at being abandoned was so real and as Mr.V is a practitioner of the cinema verita style of film making, who can really say if the Colonel's brief foray into the world of the man on man action movie was art imitating life or vice versa. All I know is it took a hero to play that role.

heldoo said...

You people make me sick. Opportunities for quality gags abound, and yet... nothing. Well fine. Good. I didn't want to have to do this all on my own. But you leave me no choice:

"Courage is endurance for one moment more… "

"I hear the Marines really know how to use their 'bayonets'"

"The Marine has landed and the situation is well in hand. "

And lastly, but certainly not least:

"Whopper? I barely know her!"

Constance said...

Dammit! You got me so upset I messed up working the interweb! That was me!!!! Not "heldoo." That was the stupid word verification!!!!

molarib said...

yeah, whatever you say, heldoo

vaughan said...

I would like to just say that the colonel's brief foray into Man On Man action in cinema is far from over.....I can say no more.....for now!

Civilian Overseer said...

Yeah Mr.V, Might I suggest the Colonel's origin story as a worthy tale. I believe there was a song written about him, something about an awfully big marine.