Straight Outta Compton Casting Call Is Probably the Most Racist One EverBlogs, Headlines, Racist or Not Racist?
(TheRoot.com) It looks as though production is under way for Universal Studio’s N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton. Last month it was announced that former group member Ice Cube is producing the movie with fellow member Dr. Dre and Eazy-E’s widow, Tomica Woods-Wright. Director of the film F. Gary Gray described the script as a “dramatic story that encompasses hip-hop, dope dealing, Reaganomics, AIDS, LAPD, rap feuds, FBI, PMRC, the parental advisory stickers on the records … all of it.”
One of the film’s biggest casting announcements was that Ice Cube’s son O’Shea Jackson Jr. would portray his father. But that casting news aside, casting of the extras can only be described as racist. According to Gawker, this is what was posted on the Sande Alessi Casting company’s Facebook page, and then deleted:
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….
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
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