Tits and Ass. Sleeping your way to the top of the Hollywood ladder.

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“I’ll just blow him.” These crude words rolled off the tongue of a female producer on the set of a music video in Hollywood, California.

A black bottom infinity pool that seemingly spilled into the Pacific Ocean in Malibu was the goal and this female producer was offering to orally pleasure the owner of the home to hopefully entice him to lower the price of renting the location, which was not within the budget of this production.

It leads me to believe that this wasn’t the first time words such as these had come out of her mouth and perhaps this is how she earned the title “producer” in the first place? Something sinister was definitely at play because this lady couldn’t produce her way out of a paper bag.

If this supposed “career move” had indeed worked for her in the past, it did not work this time and she was unable to secure this particular location for the shoot.

So, let’s talk about sleeping your way up the Hollywood ladder in terms of career advancement. In general, does it work? Is it an easy way to “make it” without putting in the years of hard work and dedication to your craft? Is it a way to side step the traditional methods of gaining success?

People lie. People in Hollywood lie more. They lie about everything. The movies they’re going to make, their “high profile” connections, their credits, their income, their sexuality, if they believe they can use you for something and they need to lie to get it – guess what, you’re getting lied to.

Enter the 20 year-old raven-haired stunner/Texas transplant with dreams of movie stardom…

Now enter the stereotypical Hollywood sleaze ball producer. Well, he called himself a “producer”, but the truth is, he was more of a con-man who had been able to weasel himself into a few low-budget independent films.

Laughing as he sipped on a dirty martini, this obnoxious and married troll of a human being, began to talk about his perverse sexual escapades with this aspiring actress who also happened to be 30 years his junior. Yes. 30 years.

Babbling on about the use of sexual paraphernalia, public sex, domination and humiliation, he was thrilled to brag about his indiscriminate trysts.

Then came the kicker. He had promised this young lady the lead role in a film that he was “producing”. In truth, a film that didn’t even exist.

Downing the rest of his cocktail, he continued to chuckle to himself, seemingly so proud of his own perceived virility. He was going to ride this wave as long as he could continue to manipulate her with no intention of ever telling her the reality of the situation.

She was very young, obviously gullible and new to town, she knew this pig was a married man and was clearly using him for all the wrong reasons. We all make mistakes, but this is the wrong way to get ahead in Hollywood.

Hard lesson learned.

Sadly, these types of stories are commonplace around Tinseltown and as women fight for equality within the business both in front of the camera and behind, these ladies really aren’t helping the cause by demeaning themselves for the sake of “getting ahead”.

While there are certainly plenty of people in power positions in the business who have “dated” individuals and have given those individuals a boost in their careers if and when it was possible, in general, it seems that if it was as easy as “fucking someone”, we’d all be as famous as Madonna.

The issue at hand is; is using your sexuality for the sole purpose of climbing the Hollywood ladder morally and ethically wrong? Are you setting back a movement of empowered women who are dutifully trying to make a success of themselves on their own by honest hard work and dedication?

Nothing replaces hard work. Persistence. The grind.

And nothing replaces true talent. When your skill, whether it be as an actor, writer, director, editor is undeniable, this sort of contrived debauchery will undoubtedly be less commonplace as your worth becomes more than just your “tits and ass”.

Develop your skill. Be undeniable. Be fierce. Be a woman of honor and integrity who demands respect.

However, in the end, if it is still your sincere belief that sleeping your way to the top is the way to reach your career goals, then you should definitely prepare to get fucked – in more ways than one.

Robin Bain

About Robin Bain

Writer, director and producer, ROBIN BAIN holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theater from the University of Southern California. Bain began her career behind the camera in commercial production working as a freelance production coordinator for multi-million dollar TV commercials. Bain went on to direct and produce music videos, most notably for members of the winners of NBC’s “AMERICA’S NEXT BAND,” SON’S OF SYLVIA and for the lead singer of heavy metal band, IN THIS MOMENT. Robin Bain has written, directed and produced five short films that have screened at film festivals worldwide. Her short film, PAPER DOLL received nominations for BEST DIRECTOR, BEST ACTRESS and a win for BEST SHORT at the SMMASH FILM FESTIVAL. In 2013, Bain was credited as a writer on the feature film, POP STAR, which premiered on the LIFETIME MOVIE NETWORK. Bain wrote, directed and produced her first feature film NOWHERELAND in 2015.

  • Will Darcy

    Great post, thanks for sharing! Btw, the apostrophe denotes possession rather than plurality, so I’m wondering about “SON’S OF SYLVIA” mentioned in the bio?

  • Robin Bain

    Thanks for your feedback will! And you are correct “Sons of Sylvia”.