I am an Eagles "superfan". I've honestly lost count of how many times I've seen them in concert since the 70's. I've read every book written about the band and the books written by band members. I've seen every documentary and interview out there on youtube and other sources.
I have heard Glenn Frey and Jackson Browne speak on many occasions about their collaboration on this masterpiece and nowhere...and let me emphasize NOWHERE in those interviews or anyplace else I mentioned above have I EVER read or heard that this song is about male or gay prostitution.
I believe as another poster said...this is YOUR interpretation/takeaway. If you care to provide a credible link supporting your assertation...I will be happy to check it out and admit I was wrong - if I was. Meantime...here are some links I found:
" In an interview with Bob Costas, he (Frey) said the song represented "America's first image of our band with the vistas of the Southwest and the beginnings of what became country-rock."
"According to Glenn Frey, the message of this song is, "You shouldn't get too big too fast."
"Glenn Frey, a neighbor and founding member of The Eagles, cured Browne's writer's block by finishing the tourism-boosting line "Well, I'm a-standin' on a corner in Winslow, Arizona..." with famous next words "Such a fine sight to see. It's a girl, my lord, in a flatbed Ford, slowin' down to take a look at me."
I could keep going....but I think that's enough.
Take it easy, CBer