HBO’s Westworld doesn’t premiere until 2016, but there is every reason to believe that the series could be the network’s next Game of Thrones. Adapted from Michael Crichton’s 1983 film, the cast is outstanding and includes Anthony Hopkins, Evan Rachel Wood, Shannon Woodward, Ed Harris, James Marsden, Thandie Newton, Ingrid Bolso Berdall, and Jeffrey Wright.
Westworld may be the next Game of Thrones in another way, too. It’s going to include graphic sexual content, and from what can be gleaned for a recent casting call for extras, that content may border on the bizarre.
Of particular note is the “genital-to-genital touching” and the requirement that extras be willing to ride naked on the backs of other naked actors or allow other naked extras ride on their backs.
Here’s the casting call notice, via Deadline:
“This document serves to inform you that this project will require you to be fully nude and/or witness others fully nude and participate in graphic sexual situations. 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. The Project will also include language and sexual situations that some may consider personally objectionable or uncomfortable.”
Did any other fans of The League immediately think Dick Chicken when they read “genital-to-genital” touching?
If you haven’t seen it yet, here’s the first trailer for the series.