For those of you who are seething with envy at the thought of the International jet-set, plus assorted Eurotrash and wannabes flying into Cannes for the film festival next week- don’t.
A new article by Dana Kennedy in The Hollywood Reporter lifts the lid on the sleazy underbelly of the annual movie industry event and it isn’t pretty.
Not surprisingly, high class call girls flock to the French Riviera in May like bees to a honeypot with one Paris-based sex worker calling it “the biggest pay day of the year”.
But the most fascinating part of the report is that a film industry veteran explains the presence of D-List actresses in the tiny coastal town as them selling sexual favours to Hollywood execs for big envelopes of cash known as a “gift”:
“Women installed on yachts in Cannes during the film festival are called “yacht girls,” and the line between professional prostitutes and B- or C-list Hollywood actresses and models who accept payment for sex with rich older men is sometimes very blurred, explains one film industry veteran.
“You’d definitely recognise more than a few names from Hollywood,” he says. “These are actresses who made bad career choices and fell off the radar. They tell themselves what they’re doing at Cannes is OK, that they’re just on dates with rich men, when the reality is they’re doing what prostitutes do. But they like the money.”
Well this certainly confirms our suspicions, doesn’t it?
Images of various film festival attendees who are clearly there for above-board movie industry business via Zimbio.