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Last years Straight Outta Compton casting call was racist and sexist.

Sande Alessi Casting, the company responsible for posting the extra’s casting, made sure to have specifics when they posted the call on their Facebook page:

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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] 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: [email protected] subject line should read: D GIRLS

So how many A, B, C and D girls were in the film? I wouldn’t know. I don’t plan on seeing it. But the cast from the movie recently spoke about the casting:

“For their own reasons, I doubt that casting company meant anything by it. But when you’re asked how to describe someone and not sure how to put it in ‘lay’ terms. You can possibly say the wrong thing. It’s easy to be racist,” said Corey Hawkins, who plays Eazy-E’s character.

It’s interesting at how nonchalant the actors are about the blatant racism and colorism that the casting agency promoted, but of course, I guess you can’t expect anyone to do anything but ‘kiki’ about anything that’s a  slight to black women.

Image Credits:  Universal and Legendary Pictures

 

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  • What a ridiculous and flimsy excuse. A casting director who doesn’t know how to describe what she wants? She didn’t know what they wanted in the movie? GTFOH.
    They should have just not said anything at all.

  • Mahogany

    The casting call was not only stupid but it was racist. I’ve watched the movie, which was pretty good, ave I couldn’t tell who was girl A, B, C, or D. Shrugs.

  • Tonididitonem

    Yet will bitch and moan when police officers arrest you while suspecting you of felonies.