The Casting Couch and Me follows a young actress’ experiences with the casting couch while searching for acting work in the ‘biz’.
That young actress was me - 18 years old and fresh of the boat from England- full of enthusiasm - carrying my acting portfolio in one hand and dreams of elusive stardom in the other.
But soon my dreams of stardom collided with reality and the Casting Couch creeps.
These creeps want nothing more than a quick release - Supply-and-demand, Give and take, Buyers and sellers. They can make or break a young actress - not only her career but also her self confidence.
I hope I tell my story with frankness, candor and with humor - whilst not skimming over the heartbreaks and disappointments.
This story is my own and sadly it is that of thousands of others. The Casting Couch was very much alive 40 years ago and sad to say was as ‘hush hush’ then as it was today. But now these stories are exploding! I give a ‘shout out’ to all the women who have joined the voices of #metoo so that their stories may be heard.
Thank you for taking the time to read the book and therefore help change the Casting Couch climate in 2018 - because this behavior has gone on too long!