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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.
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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”.]]
5th May '16 11:11:50 AM Nerrin
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* In ''VideoGame/{{Persona 2}}: Innocent Sin'', the party learns that the producer of the Muses idol group has a bad reputation of taking advantage of this with the adolescent girls he manages. Eikichi is less concerned about the producer actually pressuring [[spoiler:Lisa Silverman]] into sleeping with him than that she might violently beat him [[MuggingTheMonster for getting hands-on]].
9th Apr '16 10:58:23 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* Jill Castle in the Creator/SidneySheldon novel "A Stranger In The Mirror" is determined to succeed in Hollywood ''without'' doing this, but ultimately has to resort to it. Even crueler, despite this, she never becomes a big star, being doomed to various HeyItsThatGuy type roles. Honey Taft in the novel "Nothing Lasts Forever" does this to get through college and medical school and to stay in residency even as her superiors realize she's nowhere near as qualified for her position as her grades would indicate (she's not stupid, she just has no affinity for medicine and attended school under orders from her father).

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* Jill Castle in the Creator/SidneySheldon novel "A Stranger In The Mirror" is determined to succeed in Hollywood ''without'' doing this, but ultimately has to resort to it. Even crueler, despite this, she never becomes a big star, being doomed to various HeyItsThatGuy type roles.star. Honey Taft in the novel "Nothing Lasts Forever" does this to get through college and medical school and to stay in residency even as her superiors realize she's nowhere near as qualified for her position as her grades would indicate (she's not stupid, she just has no affinity for medicine and attended school under orders from her father).
31st Mar '16 2:27:02 PM ObsidianFire
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* Averted in ''Film/StageDoor''; Anthony Powell tries to pull this on Terry Randall (though she has the part already), but she's GenreSavvy enough to see through it.

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* Averted in ''Film/StageDoor''; Anthony Powell tries to pull this on Terry Randall (though she has the part already), but she's GenreSavvy smart enough to see through it.
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