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Reality television series that shows an uncensored look at the life of Las Vegas gigolos.
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Cast

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Ash Armand (38 episodes, 2012-2016)

Vin Armani ... Himself (32 episodes, 2011-2016)

Brace ... Himself (32 episodes, 2011-2016)

Nick Hawk ... Himself (32 episodes, 2011-2016)
Garren James ... Himself (19 episodes, 2011-2016)

Steven Gantt ... Himself (18 episodes, 2011-2012)
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Series Directed by
John Downer (41 episodes, 2011-2014)
Danny Wolf (6 episodes, 2016)
 
Series Produced by
Marklen Kennedy .... producer / executive producer (55 episodes, 2011-2016)
Brad Bishop .... executive producer (47 episodes, 2011-2016)
Shane Walker .... executive producer (44 episodes, 2011-2014)
Patrick Fraser .... co-executive producer / supervising producer / ... (38 episodes, 2011-2016)
Jeff Nucera .... supervising story producer / supervising producer (38 episodes, 2011-2014)
Jay Blumenfield .... executive producer (33 episodes, 2011-2016)
Tony Marsh .... executive producer (31 episodes, 2011-2016)
Scott Cushing .... Development Producer (28 episodes, 2013-2016)
Alex M. Campbell .... executive producer (27 episodes, 2011-2013)
Naomi Steinberg .... co-executive producer / producer / ... (27 episodes, 2011-2013)
Eric S. Smith .... producer (24 episodes, 2011-2013)
Gabrielle Ellis .... associate producer (20 episodes, 2013-2014)
Triana Lavey .... producer (10 episodes, 2012)
John T. Sules .... associate producer (10 episodes, 2013)
Jenny Ann Chan .... coordinating producer (10 episodes, 2014)
Richard Grieco .... executive producer (8 episodes, 2011)
John Fitzpatrick .... associate producer (8 episodes, 2016)
Tom Forman .... executive producer (7 episodes, 2011-2016)
Jeff Singer .... producer / senior producer (7 episodes, 2013-2016)
Brian Spoor .... senior producer (6 episodes, 2011)
Ben Kahn .... field producer (6 episodes, 2013)
Kristi Dixon .... producer (5 episodes, 2011)
Aaron McKenna .... associate producer (2 episodes, 2011)
Justin Tucker .... producer (2 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Cinematography by
Eric S. Smith (24 episodes, 2011-2013)
 
Series Film Editing by
Dan Litzinger (4 episodes, 2011-2014)
Patrick Fraser (4 episodes, 2011)
Josh Siegel (2 episodes, 2012)
Justin Ridge (2 episodes, 2016)
 
Series Production Management
Tom Goodwin .... production manager (46 episodes, 2011-2016)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ben Kahn .... second unit director (6 episodes, 2013)
 
Series Sound Department
Eduardo Bejarano .... audio recordist / audio mixer (27 episodes, 2011-2013)
Ryne Gierke .... assistant sound editor (20 episodes, 2013-2014)
Craig Plachy .... re-recording mixer (18 episodes, 2014-2016)
David Ball .... re-recording mixer (16 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Ryan Grzelak .... first assistant camera / camera operator (38 episodes, 2011-2014)
Preston Dardeen .... assistant camera (29 episodes, 2012-2014)
Stan Pechner .... camera operator (8 episodes, 2011)
Eric S. Smith .... camera operator (8 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Editorial Department
Timm Shingler .... assistant editor (16 episodes, 2012-2013)
Patrick Fraser .... supervising editor (8 episodes, 2011)
 
Series Music Department
Damien Starkey .... composer: additional music (15 episodes, 2013-2014)
 
Series Other crew
Tal Fiala .... account executive (46 episodes, 2011-2014)
Stephen Akira .... production accountant (16 episodes, 2011)
Alex Cassun .... production assistant (8 episodes, 2011)
Kyle Otterstein .... production assistant (8 episodes, 2011)
Candice Payne .... production assistant (8 episodes, 2011)
Shawn Varosky .... production assistant (8 episodes, 2011)
Justin Frasier-Wright .... production assistant (8 episodes, 2016)
 

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3 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Prostitutes In Denial, 6 February 2016
Author: Papacy24 from United States

The show "Gigalos" should be re-titled to "Full of It" for the reason that what these part-time male escorts do when not pursuing "self-made" projects is charge a hefty fee for spending non- sexual and/or sexual time with women of all ages (off camera). They offer nothing of value to society, for heterosexual experiences can be acquired under casual to romantic circumstances without payment. It is really that easy.

Cast members are merely promiscuous men who are given gratuities. The show provides each with $50,000 per episode. And the "clients" are hired prostitutes, escorts, actresses and individuals who have never heard of the show or "Cowboys4Angels" (a Las Vegas- based escort agency to which the cast belongs to) prior to having sex with one of the cast members. Their compensation: 3 minutes of fame.

The gigolos struggle to obtain financial success in different vocations so continue to rely on escorting to make ends meet. While we see them doing non-escorting activities and also get to witness their private lives, one can find it difficult to identify with any of these escorts. Their lives lack the sort of dignity and security necessary for self-content and a prosperous future.

One can say that they are dimwitted or juvenile in their aspirations and career choices. Couple that with delusions of legitimacy and self-worth in escorting, these so-called "gigolos" leave a bitter taste in the viewer's mouth. I cannot swallow any further content after the 2nd season, partly due to the Cowboys4Angels' owner Garren James' (a former "gigalo") public invalidation of the show's premise.

If the male escorts were permitted to work in gay porn or serve male clients, the show would be seen in a positive light given the fact a large portion of the audience is gay/bisexual/bi- curious. The show would leave its mark on LGBTQ-oriented television programming and contribute to a growing movement towards the total acceptance and validation of the LGBTQ community as first class citizens in our country. In this sense, sex between men would be treated as a normal part of our society. People will see that some seek companionship and intimacy, not just a mere romp in the hay. Men would be seen less as sexualized animals and more as human beings.

If women were comfortable with purchasing services from male escorts than they must be comfortable with sexual jokes directed at their gender from anyone regardless of its sex. I am not going to tell a woman something that is sexually crude because women consider it impolite on a first impression basis and most are unwilling to hear such talk again in the future. Since this is a social characteristic, then one can presume most women are unwilling to pay for escort services. They may go to strip clubs and have sexual encounters with strippers (no different than a one-night stand) in the VIP lounge but they're not going to pay a lot of money for something they can easily get by going to a bar or chatting with a local stranger on the internet. Women who are willing to have sex with strangers have the easiest time attaining sexual encounters. On the other hand, men who are straight or bisexual are receptive towards the promiscuous type, because it makes it easier for them to relieve themselves than to spend hours on a date listening to what the other person wants to say only to realize in the end she is not going to have sex with him tonight.

Male escorts who only cater to women are extremely rare and end up failing in terms of generating sufficient profits. Typically, men make more money than women and have higher chance of obtaining better careers. Hence, women can't afford to purchase escort services unless their salary is worth millions. It is not to say that wealthy women don't purchase escort services because some actually do. They make movies about this subject.

A smart male escort caters to both men and women, but a smarter one caters to just men. One makes more money as a gay- for-pay escort/gay escort than a straight escort because the demand for same-sex sexual encounters is much higher than the demand for opposite-sex sexual encounters. Many men who are bi-curious or in-the- closet will purchase services continuously as opposed to just once (a running theme on the show). It means more money, more clients and greater success. Such escorts work in porn, prostitution or massage or in all three industries. They don't have to pursue other career goals or develop side projects to make money. Male clients historically have been the core source of income for escorts. To say that a woman would purchase services from a male escort is to say that pigs will start flying tomorrow.

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