This ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Casting Call Is The Most Racist Thing You’ll See All Day

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Everything was all good when word got out that there would be an NWA biopic coming out next year. Who wouldn’t want this right? Especially if you’re an actor, you might want to be a part of the experience.

    

But when it comes to the casting, it shows that there’s a clear racism/sexism in it. It was originally posted by the casting company, Sande Allesi Casting, on Facebook, but it was taken down. Thanks to Gawker, we see it in its entirety.

SAG OR NON UNION CASTING NOTICE FOR FEMALES-ALL ETHNICITIES- from the late 80′s. Shoots on “Straight Outta Compton”. Shoot date TBD. We are pulling photos for the director of featured extras. VERY IMPORTANT – You MUST live in the Los Angeles area (Orange County is fine too) to work on this show. DO NOT SUBMIT if you live out of the area. Nobody is going to be flying into LA to do extra work on this show – and don’t tell me you are willing to fly in.

SAG OR NON UNION FEMALES – PLEASE SEE BELOW FOR SPECIFIC BREAKDOWN. DO NOT EMAIL IN FOR MORE THAN ONE CATEGORY:

A GIRLS: These are the hottest of the hottest. Models. MUST have real hair – no extensions, very classy looking, great bodies. You can be black, white, asian, hispanic, mid eastern, or mixed race too. Age 18-30. Please email a current color photo, your name, Union status, height/weight, age, city in which you live and phone number to: SandeAlessiCasting@gmail.com subject line should read: A GIRLS

B GIRLS: These are fine girls, long natural hair, really nice bodies. Small waists, nice hips. You should be light-skinned. Beyonce is a prototype here. Age 18-30. Please email a current color photo, your name, Union status, height/weight, age, city in which you live and phone number to: SandeAlessiCasting@gmail.com subject line should read: B GIRLS

C GIRLS: These are African American girls, medium to light skinned with a weave. Age 18-30. Please email a current color photo, your name, Union status, height/weight, age, city in which you live and phone number to: SandeAlessiCasting@gmail.com subject line should read: C GIRLS

D GIRLS: These are African American girls. Poor, not in good shape. Medium to dark skin tone. Character types. Age 18-30. Please email a current color photo, your name, Union status, height/weight, age, city in which you live and phone number to: SandeAlessiCasting@gmail.com subject line should read: D GIRLS

We say all the time that the stereotypes in Hollywood are perpetuated and just too much, but this is blatant.

Let’s sum this up: If you look like Beyonce or are of mixed race, you’re good money. If you’re darker than a brown paper bag, chances are, you’re Precious.

Now, I didn’t write the script, so I don’t know the context of why the descriptions of these girls were this exact, but this is a bit alarming.

Thoughts?

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