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Casting Couch Culture

The scandal surrounding the allegations of sexual misconduct by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein has continued to deepen and spread as ever more lurid stories have emerged about the sexist and predatory behaviour of producers and directors. But where has this culture of abuse from? Isabel Fraser spoke Jennifer Smyth, professor of history at Warwick University and expert on women and Hollywood about the origins of the infamous casting couch.

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