“You gotta lose your ego completely,” male escort agency proprietor Alex Mose tells Mo Rocca just as their training session is about to begin. Mo is here to learn what it takes to be a rent-a-date, although those in the industry would feel insulted with that description. It’s sort of adorable to see this type of programming on CBS News Sunday Morning, but consider their audience demographic. … …. … All caught up now?

“Don’t look at her body,” reminds Mose. Which, heh, shouldn’t be a problem with Mo. And on his date, he remains faithful to this suggestion.

But Mo is really just experiencing first-hand the role of many gay men throughout Western history: the role of “the walker.” Escorting, literally, women to dinner parties, galas, museum openings, and wherever her ex-husband might be dining, male escorting was always a gay man’s business. And apparently, if his Sunday morning news gig doesn’t work out, will remain.

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