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22nd Mar '17 7:14:15 PM DanaO
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*** Zii's method of auditioning singers for her old band apparently amounted to this.

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*** Zii's method of auditioning singers drummers (and possibly singers) for her old band apparently amounted to this.
18th Mar '17 11:18:49 AM nombretomado
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* The director in ''Film/BlackSwan'' sexually harasses NataliePortman's character. It's ambiguous throughout the movie whether he's actually trying to extort sex from her in exchange for the lead role in SwanLake, or if he's [[EnforcedMethodActing just trying to loosen her up for the role.]]

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* The director in ''Film/BlackSwan'' sexually harasses NataliePortman's Creator/NataliePortman's character. It's ambiguous throughout the movie whether he's actually trying to extort sex from her in exchange for the lead role in SwanLake, or if he's [[EnforcedMethodActing just trying to loosen her up for the role.]]
15th Jan '17 12:22:27 PM wrestlingdog909
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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":
--> He's gonna be a producer with a great big casting couch!
30th Nov '16 5:16:11 AM LondonKdS
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* In ''ComicBook/{{Finder}}'', the only way to progress in Anvard's society if you aren't a member of a [[TheClan Clan]] is to find a sponsor who is, and it's explicitly stated that this usually involves being sexually available to them among other things.
6th Nov '16 5:20:00 AM Zadia
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* Woden in ''ComicBook/TheWickedAndTheDivine'' only allows Asian women who are taller than him to become his Valkyries, because they're the ones he's attracted to. According to an ex-Valkyrie, he sleeps with them whenever he can get it up, and according to his own narration, he also gets them to act out his private fantasies.
13th Jul '16 10:01:06 AM DesertDragon
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* Lampshaded in ''Series/{{Empire}}''. When Hakeem decides to found a new GirlGroup on Cookie's label, Andre snarkily refers to the audition session as Hakeem's "personal speed-dating service". The fact that he ends up sleeping with his first lead singer until her FaceHeelTurn then romantically pursues the girl who replaced her doesn't help his case any.

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* Lampshaded in on ''Series/{{Empire}}''. When Hakeem decides to found a new GirlGroup on Cookie's label, Andre snarkily refers to the audition session as Hakeem's "personal speed-dating service". The fact that he ends up sleeping with his first lead singer until her FaceHeelTurn then romantically pursues the girl who replaced he signed to replace her doesn't help his case any.
13th Jul '16 9:59:07 AM DesertDragon
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The time-dishonored method for young aspiring actresses (and actors, too) to advance their careers: by sleeping with the producer. Although the term itself stems from the movie industry, it also happens in different types of showbusiness: from music to modeling.

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The time-dishonored method for young aspiring actresses (and actors, too) entertainers to advance their careers: by sleeping with the producer. Although the term itself stems from the movie industry, it also happens in different types of showbusiness: from music to modeling.
music, modelling, theater, etc.


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* Lampshaded in ''Series/{{Empire}}''. When Hakeem decides to found a new GirlGroup on Cookie's label, Andre snarkily refers to the audition session as Hakeem's "personal speed-dating service". The fact that he ends up sleeping with his first lead singer until her FaceHeelTurn then romantically pursues the girl who replaced her doesn't help his case any.
11th Jul '16 12:33:40 PM DrOO7
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* ''Series/BeverlyHills90210'': Angry when she isn't given the part, Brenda's rival for the lead in the school play starts a rumor that she made use of this. It doesn't help that the director has been plagued by similar rumors in the past.
4th Jul '16 5:26:49 AM Taskmaster123
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* Thrown right out into the open for all the world to see in ''Film/JayAndSilentBobStrikeBack''. Chris Rock plays a director who regularly abuses his crew, complains that he doesn't see enough black people working on his film because whites took all the jobs, and ends with this gem when he puts someone back in their place: "I got more white women waiting for me in my trailer than there were in the first lifeboat off the ''Titanic''. And they all want a part in my movie. And I got a part for them, too."
22nd May '16 10:30:51 AM MisterApple
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* Mac did this shamelessly in the ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyinPhiladelphia'' episode "America's Next Top Paddy's Billboard Model Contest". He even modelled the audition process (to be the model on their billboard) after the bachelor. [[spoiler: Of the three girls, two of them “banged” him and more importantly “banged each other” and let him watch. The third taught him about love and respect. He decided to hire the first two and when the third objected he pointed out that “this whole thing’s about banging”.]]

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* Mac did this shamelessly in the ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyinPhiladelphia'' ''Series/ItsAlwaysSunnyInPhiladelphia'' episode "America's Next Top Paddy's Billboard Model Contest". He even modelled the audition process (to be the model on their billboard) after the bachelor. [[spoiler: Of the three girls, two of them “banged” him and more importantly “banged each other” and let him watch. The third taught him about love and respect. He decided to hire the first two and when the third objected he pointed out that “this whole thing’s about banging”.]]
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