Explicit US TV show casts strippers as extras

September 13th, 2009 - 1:24 pm ICT by ANI  

Wellington, September 13 (ANI): Producers of ‘Spartacus: Blood and Sand’, promoted in trailers as “the boldest show on television”, have cast strippers as extras.

The American TV production, that stars Kiwi actors Lucy Lawless, Guy Parker and Manu Bennett, previously raised eyebrows in the local film industry for its raunchiness, including explicit orgies and naked battle scenes in bath houses.

Extras through Go Wild Adult Entertainment, a company which supplies erotic dancers and jelly wrestlers, were said to have been hired, reports Stuff.co.nz.

Auckland stripper Ryan Marston said nearly 20 male and female local strippers were employed to work on the series, based on Spartacus, a Roman gladiator, who later became the leader of a major slave uprising against the Roman Republic.

The producers cast strippers since many actors were unaccustomed to simulating sex and spending long hours naked on set. (ANI)

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