the casting couch

the casting couch

  (humorous)
a situation in which an actor, usually a woman actor, agrees to have sex with someone in order to get a part in a film or play Thankfully, the casting couch is no longer the only route to success for aspiring young actresses.
See also: casting, couch
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Book 2: "The Unbearable Sadness of Zilch" investigates The Lost Love of the Latest Hollywood Tycoon, revealing the intemperate impulses of the femme fatale, the passions of movie directors, and the allure of the casting couch, while witnessing the fall of an empire that has become devoid of inspiration.
Serious issues like rape, sexual harassment at workplaces, child molestation and the casting couch have been addressed in Balika Vadhu, Veera, Savdhan: India Fights Back .
She said that this showed that a person can sleep with the main star, but the casting couch doesn't always pay off, the Mirror reported.
Myleene explains: "I don't think there's a single person in the entertainment industry that hasn't, at some point, experienced the casting couch thing - that's why there is a term for it, the casting couch.
Myleene explained: "I don't think there's a single person in the entertainment industry who hasn't, at some point, experienced the casting couch thing - that's why there is a term for it, the casting couch.
The tapes also had Kapoor speaking about the casting couch in Bollywood and naming several big actresses, directors and producers.
In England the porn star, who has been nominated for Favourite Breasts at the adult film awards, fronts porn series the Casting Couch, where she romps with amateurs to kick-start their porn careers.
The Bollywood books that I have seen tend to focus on the seedier side of it, such as the casting couch, and that isn't what I really want to write about.
If it wasn't for the fact these would-be luvvies are dearly rejects from the casting couch, I might have succumbed, but that's another story.
She ruthlessly took advantage of the casting couch to advance her movie career, which initially included anonymous appearances in "stag" porn films.
THE casting couch is alive and well, creaking under the weight of nubile wannabes and seedy movie moguls as starlets still sleep their way to fame, says author Jackie Collins.
There were all forms of aspiring thespians in Vickery's comedy, from the hippy, drippy dance teacher to the casting couch director.
Bach frankly discusses Hart's affairs with men and quotes sources who aver that Hart was not above reaping the benefits of the casting couch.
No, she was as smart as a whip, and could see through all the phoniness of Hollywood, and all the casting couch directors who promised to make her a star.