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‘Westworld’ Extras Performing Graphic Sex Acts For Upcoming HBO Show

Thu, October 1, 2015 2:32pm EDT by 2 Comments
Courtesy of HBO

If you though ‘Game of Thrones’ was the sexiest series HBO could produce, you’re going to be shocked by what’s happening with ‘Westworld.’ The upcoming show is taking the definition of sex scenes a little further by demanding extras to actually touch each other’s genitals!

For extras who’d like to be part of Westworld, the upcoming western futuristic series from HBO, they’re required to sign consent forms agreeing to participate in “graphic sexual situations.” Um, what? SAG-AFTRA is not happy about this, and is heading to the set to figure out just what the hell is happening!

The demands for extras appearing on HBO’s Westworld are a definitely out of the ordinary from actors on other shows. Here’s what they must agree to do, according to the consent agreement sent out by Central Casting (obtained by Deadline), which is booking the show’s background players.

“By accepting this Project assignment, you may be required to do any of the following: appear fully nude; wear a pubic hair patch; perform genital-to-genital touching; have your genitals painted; simulate oral sex with hand-to-genital touching; contort to form a table-like shape while being fully nude; pose on all fours while others who are fully nude ride on your back; ride on someone’s back while you are both fully nude; and other assorted acts the Project may require.”

Woah. That is insane! The consent form says things might be considered “objectionable or uncomfortable.” That’s really saying it lightly! And the casting agency, and the people behind Westworld totally know it, too. They’re paying extras $600 a day — well beyond the standard union rate of $157 a day.

We have to wonder exactly why this is being asked of background actors; this show must be absolutely crazy! Westworld is based on the 1973 thriller of the same name, set in a futuristic theme park in which life-like robots help the guests live out their wildest fantasies. So, weird sex fantasies, we’re assuming?

The show stars Anthony Hopkins, Jeffrey Wright, Evan Rachel Wood, Ed Harris, James Marsden and Thandie NewtonHollywoodLifers, be honest; are you going to watch Westworld? Tell us in the comments and take our poll!

— Samantha Wilson