And sometimes I get the casting from the Casting Agency sites and I don’t always like to post what there looking for because at time it can feel degrading to others. I don’t want people to think those casting calls come from me directly.
I’m one of the casting bloggers that had a very hard time posting the casting call from ” This Casting Agency” they started out casting for the “Straight Outta Compton” movie…this is what the casting post asked for.
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**** Notice This is just the short version of the casting post I still have the full version on my website ****
The casting agency used an A, B, C, D scale to group the women. Here’s the breakdown:
A) “Hottest of the hottest. Models” (open to women of any race)
B) “Fine … Beyonce is a protoype here” (light-skinned women)
C) African American girls … Medium to light skinned with a weave
D) “These are African American girls. Poor, not in good shape. Medium to dark skin tone.”
People were upset … since the “D” group was the only group associated with an economic class — “poor” — and it was made up of only dark-skinned, out of shape black women.
As an African American woman I just didn’t feel right posting this casting call on my casting blog but I did post it because I’m a casting blogger and that’s what I do, I remember thinking when I first read the casting call for Straight Outta Compton saying there will be some major backlash about this and it was.
****** I’ve Never posted anymore casting calls from this agency anymore***** “Sande Alessi Casting” This Was The First Casting Company for Straight Outta Compton.