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Susan Sarandon Talks About Her "Disgusting" Casting Couch Experience

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Another day, another story about sexism in the entertainment industry.Susan Sarandon recently spoke with Elle Magazine about her own awful experience with the casting couch as a young actress.

Sarandon described it this way (via Radar Online): "I just went into a room, and a guy practically threw me on the desk. It was my early days in New York, and it was really disgusting. It wasn’t like I gave it a second [thought], it was so badly done."

No one came away from that experience for the better, she explains: "It was not successful - for either of us."

As horrifying as the story is, we're glad that she managed to rise to the top in the business anyway and have the last laugh.

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The topic is nothing new, but there's been a lot of discussion about sexism in Hollywood in recently.

A female director recently wrote a post describing how being a woman got in way of landing a gig. The story of actress Tippi Hedren, who was sexually harassed by Alfred Hitchcock back in the day, is getting a dramatic retelling on HBO. And this week, we heard a claim that Danny DeVito has a reputation for sleeping with beautiful young extras in the hopes that it would further their career.

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