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15th May '18 8:18:17 PM Mdumas43073
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Subtrope to both SleepingTheirWayToTheTop and SexualExtortion, with certain examples leaning more towards one or the other. See also YouWouldMakeAGreatModel, when it's used as a scam and there is no job available; and DungeonMastersGirlfriend, the person who gets better "roles" (or other benefits) in a roleplaying game due to a special relationship with the DM.

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Subtrope to both SleepingTheirWayToTheTop and SexualExtortion, with certain examples leaning more towards one or the other. See also YouWouldMakeAGreatModel, when it's used as a scam and there is no job available; and DungeonMastersGirlfriend, the DungeonmastersGirlfriend, when a person who gets better "roles" (or other benefits) in a roleplaying game due to a special relationship with the DM.DM.
4th May '18 12:49:13 PM lalaTKG
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* Willie Colon's song "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Azky9sBzcE Talento de TV]]" is about a impossibly hot but otherwise untalented girl who manages to become the best paid TV star, [[HiredForTheirLooks mostly because her hotness]], but also because she seduced the dramatic production executive to get a role despite her shortcomings.

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* Willie Colon's song "[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Azky9sBzcE Talento de TV]]" is about a impossibly hot but otherwise untalented girl who manages to become the best paid TV star, [[HiredForTheirLooks mostly because of her hotness]], but also because she seduced the dramatic production executive to get a role despite her shortcomings.
4th May '18 12:48:20 PM lalaTKG
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* Referenced in the stage version of Film/TheProducers with Max (who sleeps with lots of little old ladies who fund his shows) telling Leo that "he wants to see someone on that couch under the age of 85" to justify hiring a sexy Swedish secretary who speaks little English. Also, in Leo's song "I Wanna Be a Producer":

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* Referenced in the stage version of Film/TheProducers ''Film/TheProducers'' with Max (who sleeps with lots of little old ladies who fund his shows) telling Leo that "he wants to see someone on that couch under the age of 85" to justify hiring a sexy Swedish secretary who speaks little English. Also, in Leo's song "I Wanna Be a Producer":
4th May '18 12:36:59 PM lalaTKG
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* Mia in ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' wanted to be a model and she thought it would help to have sex with the star of the product. It turns out that he doesn't chose the model after all and she completely regretted what she did.
* In ''Series/{{Smash}}'', this is how Derek normally operates. He hints Karen should sleep with him so she gets the part of Marilyn Monroe in the musical, but she rejects him. Its implied that Derek gave Ivy the role because she slept with and later has a relationship with him. In season 2 this trope backfires on him when an actress sues him for sexual harassment and multiple other woman come forward to accuse him of doing the same to them. He settles the lawsuit but it permanently damages his career as a director since in the futures few productions will risk giving him any power over casting.

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* Mia in ''Series/{{Degrassi}}'' wanted to be a model and she thought it would help to have sex with the star of the product. It turns out that he doesn't chose choose the model after at all and she completely regretted what she did.
* In ''Series/{{Smash}}'', this is how Derek normally operates. He hints Karen should sleep with him so she gets the part of Marilyn Monroe in the musical, but she rejects him. Its It's implied that Derek gave Ivy the role because she slept with and later has a relationship with him. In season 2 this trope backfires on him when an actress sues him for sexual harassment and multiple other woman come forward to accuse him of doing the same to them. He settles the lawsuit but it permanently damages his career as a director since in the futures few productions will risk giving him any power over casting.
2nd May '18 11:56:55 AM dmcreif
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** The movie tones this down, except in deleted scenes, but Woltz complains about another actress. He mentions her talent, how much money he spent on her, and how he was going to make her a big star, but he seems angrier that he won't have another chance to sleep with her, because Johnny Fontane, an actor who is the godson of Vito Corleone, got with her first.

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** The movie tones this down, except in deleted scenes, but Woltz complains about another actress. He mentions her talent, how much money he spent on her, and how he was going to make her a big star, but he seems angrier that he won't have another chance to sleep with her, because Johnny Fontane, an actor who is the godson of Vito Corleone, got with her first. This is why Woltz isn't going to give Fontane a role that will revive Fontane's career. The response the Corleones do to force his hand is to decapitate his prize stud Khartoum and place the severed head in Woltz's bed.
3rd Apr '18 6:45:04 PM nombretomado
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* A movie about the making of ''GoneWithTheWind'' has the producer arrested for violating the Mann Act for getting women to sleep with him for a part in the movie. It is quickly discovered they have the wrong man; some other guy was seducing women by pretending he was the film's producer and offering them parts in the movie.

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* A movie about the making of ''GoneWithTheWind'' ''Film/GoneWithTheWind'' has the producer arrested for violating the Mann Act for getting women to sleep with him for a part in the movie. It is quickly discovered they have the wrong man; some other guy was seducing women by pretending he was the film's producer and offering them parts in the movie.
22nd Mar '18 11:19:37 PM lakingsif
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* In ''Film/BadEducation'', Ángel approaches his friend Enrique to direct a script that he wrote. Enrique's unconvinced that Ángel would be a good fit for the role, and relents only when Ángel agrees to sleep with him.

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* In ''Film/BadEducation'', ''Film/BadEducation2004'', Ángel approaches his friend Enrique to direct a script that he wrote. Enrique's unconvinced that Ángel would be a good fit for the role, and relents only when Ángel agrees to sleep with him.
21st Mar '18 3:41:20 PM foxley
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* In ''Film/Frankenstein1970'', the director Douglas Row is attempting to apply this trope to TheIngenue Caroline, but she rebuffs his advances.
19th Mar '18 5:26:45 PM danlansdowne
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* In ''Film/{{Chicago}}'', Roxie is {{implied| trope}} to have slept with Fred Caseley because he was lying about having connections in the show biz and finding her chances. when she found out the truth, [[PlotTriggeringDeath she shot him]].

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* In ''Film/{{Chicago}}'', Roxie is {{implied| trope}} to have slept with Fred Caseley because he was lying about having connections in the show biz and finding her chances. when she found out the truth, [[PlotTriggeringDeath she shot him]]. This was a new motive for his murder; in the stage show he was just a furniture salesman who was going to end their affair.



* ''Theatre/{{Chicago}}'', as mentioned above.
8th Mar '18 7:49:59 PM dmcreif
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* ''Series/JessicaJones2015'': Trish Walker was molested by a producer when she was in her teens.
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