Beyond the casting couch

The reality about the film industry where “looks play a large part in…persuading these men that you’re right for a part” is that appearance is not just an issue for females but male actors too. While Greta Scacchi expresses scorn for the so-called exploitation of her physical appeal, what of the males who are employed for exactly the same raison d’etre? The truth is that her gender bias is misleading and misdirected, and although she has now “found a new kind of beauty”, her looks are still a significant issue, however much she may want to deny it. That’s the way the real world operates.

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