No, there aren’t any strippers in The Hunger Games, they’re just named that way. The roles of Portia and Octavia have been filled in Gary Ross‘ adaptation of the popular Suzanne Collins young adult novel and the lucky actresses are Latarsha Rose and Brooke Bundy who’ll play Portia and Octavia respectively (Above Rose is on the left, Bundy is on the right).

Portia is Peeta’s (Josh Hutcherson) stylist and Octavia is a member of Katniss’s (Jennifer Lawrence) prep team. We know, it sounds weird. Basically, when a Tribute get picked to be in The Hunger Games, they become celebrities and are each assigned a team of people to design their clothes, do their makeup, etc. You know, so they look good before they’re brutally murdered for entertainment. In the novels these teams – especially for the two leads – have significance both in the plot and as a commentary on economic disparity. Read more after the jump. Read More »

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