Many ladies have opened up about the issue of producers and directors demanding for sex before they hand you a script and according to Ghanaian Actresses Vicky Zugah and Moesha Boduong, they have been faced with this situation.
Vicky revealed that over the course of her acting career, over 10 producers/directors had asked her for sex in order to get her roles. According to her, some years back, she used to talk against the act, but it got to a time she realised it was not something worth talking about anymore because, it happens in all sectors, but more pronounced in the entertainment industry.
“Some years back I use to mention names of the filmmakers involved in that and anytime I spoke against it, I mentioned names of some producers on air, but for now, I don’t think it’s something that I really have time to speak about again,” she said.
She lamented to the public that, she was sidelined many times by producers/directors for not giving in to their demands and also for speaking against it on media platforms.
To Vicky Zugah, she doesn’t believe the act is going to stop now since producers still ask actresses to sleep with them for roles. She explained that sleeping with producers does not warrant an actress a role, so any actress who sleeps with a producer for a role will be making a big mistake.
“If you are not good in acting and you are only good for sex, you will be dumped by the producer after the act, because don’t forget, most producers are businessmen and they are looking at also investing into where they can make their money back,” she revealed.
In a separate chat with Ghanaian aspiring model and actress Moesha Boduong who has been through a lot of film auditions and starred in a couple of movies, she said that: so far, only (2) two film producers have asked to sleep with her for roles.
“Some of them will not ask you directly but others will do. It’s normal and some of us have become used to it, but since I know my left and right in the industry, I don’t give in,” she said. She added that her current situation does not authorise her to mention names for publication, but she can do that with confidence.
The Film Producers Association of Ghana has made it known to the public that they have not yet received any official complaint to confirm how authentic the allegations are. But they are still trying their best to eradicate such misconduct.