Thursday, October 1, 2015

"Sexually Explicit Casting Contract for HBO's 'Westworld' Extras Has SAG-AFTRA Concerned"

THR:

The explicit consent form itself wouldn’t pass standards reviews at a broadcast network as it recites that the performer "may be required to perform genital-to-genital touching, simulate oral sex with hand-to-genital touching, contort to form a table-like shape while being fully nude, pose on all fours while others who are fully nude ride on your back, [and] ride on someone's back while you are both fully nude."

Less strenuously, others might simply "have [their] genitals painted."

The consent form is on Central Casting letterhead. On Wednesday, HBO issued a statement disavowing the notice and some of the details: “The document that the background actors were given was created by an outside extras casting vendor.