Beyond Weinstein: The Fraught History of the 'Casting Couch' and Hollywood Sexual Harassment

As sexual harassment and assault accusations mount against Harvey Weinsten, the old trope of the casting couch‚ÄĒa tidy way of referring to female actors sleeping with powerful producers to get better roles‚ÄĒhas been once again brought into focus. But is the phrase itself merely a cute rephrasing of the abuse women‚Ķ