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Why mainstream TV dramas are casting porn actors

Two perspectives on the trend toward using porn actors in popular TV dramas, like Game of Thrones.
TV shows like Game of Thrones are known for racy sex scenes — but some of the actors have done much more explicit work on camera. (Game of Thrones/HBO)

Mainstream television dramas, like Game of Thrones and Sons of Anarchy, are turning to the porn industry to find actors willing to do sex scenes — particularly unusual acts that are difficult to cast. 

Howard Levine, one of the producers fielding such requests, joins guest host Piya Chattopadhyay to discuss the business relationship between the strange bedfellows, and why few adult stars are likely to cross over into full-fledged roles. 

Piya also checks in with the anonymous actress behind Casting Call Woe. She's blowing the whistle on the increasingly explicit things actresses are being asked to do, and why she fears professional penalties await those who speak out or shy away. 

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