The Casting Couch

The Casting Couch

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

What's in a Name?

Many of you are probably familiar with the pop culture term "Casting Couch," and the practice that it implies. I want to make it clear that I use this term as more a play on words with a familiar phrase. I in no way condone or practice any actions which may coincide with the common understanding of this term. I prefer its more PG-rated definition. See below--courtesy of Wikipedia.

"A 'casting couch' is also less commonly used as a general term for the difficult casting process that actors and actresses go through when trying to land roles. The 'casting couch' concept in many respects is connotative of the entertainment industry, but may apply to any industry for which entry is highly desirable and competitive. The 'couch' connotes a comfortable and informal setting common to a 'casting audition,' as opposed to the less comfortable chair that typically connotes less desirable job interviews."

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