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May 02, This topic may not seem like it belongs on a modeling blog, since the "casting couch" is a term that is commonly associated with the acting world but I've had some curious minds ask me about the chances of dealing with this situation when it comes to modeling.
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Posted by jill on Nov 20, in Modeling 0 comments. This can be the ritual humiliation of models, belittling of assistants, power plays and screaming fits.
When an industry becomes as informal as this, it becomes harder to define what is appropriate behavior for the workplace. The line in the modeling world is blurrier than in perhaps any other legal industry on the planet. I knew many models who carried that behavior beyond the runway and set to their everyday demeanor.
Dark side of modelling industry
In some cases, it makes good business sense. If a client is going to book you to model bikinis or haute couture and look alluring, oozing sex appeal at the casting may help seal the deal. Or am I old-fashioned? Plenty of models play the required role while posing and revert to girl-next-door normalcy as soon as they step off set. However, almost every model—male and female—has a story of an agent or photographer who tried to wield power to get in their pants.
He wore a cheap suit and strong cologne and met my gaze at eye-level. He was no John Casablancas. I had the suitcases with me that I had lugged on a bus from the airport. Willy offered to have his driver take me up to the east 80s, where he had a bland one-bedroom apartment.
I sat on that sofa for much of the afternoon, paralyzed by the view from the seventeenth floor of the bustling city below. A collage from my early modeling years in NYC. A crammed schedule of nine castings paid off the following day.
At 6 PM I made my third and last pay-phone check-in call to the agency. We will have dinner with some friends of mine and celebrate. I better not.
His agency had me working on day two. I owed him. A non-model couple ed us for dinner.
Willy sat too close to me and clearly meant for me to be his date. He smoked and drank too much, while I sipped my wine so as not to risk a hangover. He was neither charming nor attractive. I started feeling uneasy.
I thought about my trip to visit New York agencies as a high school senior. Maybe I was lucky they said no then. Maybe I had a few wrinkles now, but I had wisdom too. I could handle this. What if he tried to force… I chased the image of Hilde in Paris from my mind.
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By the time we left Bice, Willy was slurring and trying to put his arm around me. I was sober and able to evade him and make light of this little game. Willy laughed along until we stepped into the elevator at his building and the doors closed. His face got serious and he looked at me like a cat might at a mouse when the playful batting game concludes and he goes in for the kill. He cornered me and put his face to mine, so that the red wine on his breath flowed freely into my assaulted nostrils. I have to get up early.
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Willy fiddled with his keys and, after three tries, got the right key in the lock. I thought about turning back to the elevator and escaping, but where would I go? No, it would be OK. We were two grown adults, I could handle the situation. The ensuing proposition was hard to forget.
Or his bed—the direction I guessed would lead to more bookings. Thankfully, Willy left me alone, but as I lay awake into the night, anticipating my early dawn alarm, I decided I needed a different living arrangement.
Nicole had a full decade less life experience than I had but a full C cup—a dangerous combination. Anyone that young should not be in New York alone.
Stay tuned for a post on nudity. Do models often have to strip down in front of male models and production people?
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