N.W.A Biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Racist Casting Call

N.W.A biopic: Ice Cube, F. Gary Gray and Dr Dre with cast.

N.W.A biopic: Ice Cube, F. Gary Gray and Dr Dre with cast.

*HUGE SIGH*

The agency hired to cast talent for the highly anticipated N.W.A biopic ‘Straight Outta Compton’, released this highly offensive casting call yesterday.

Via Gawker

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

Women ranked from A to D, “grade” differs by skin tone, body type and ethnicity…. this is disgraceful. 

Also the tone of the casting call is disrespectful.

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.

Sande Alessi Casting obviously believe that this is the appropriate tone and wording to use when addressing black people.

WHO signed off on this casting call and WHO thought it appropriate to release in to the public domain?

Did the cast and director F. Gary Gray know about his? 

A representative from the agency spoke to TMZ and said the ad was an “innocent mistake”.

Do they really expect us to believe that?

Universal Pictures and Sande Alessi Casting, just do us all a favour and go to hell.

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3 replies »

  1. Innocent mistake? Seriously, that’s what they’re going for?

    First and foremost, who writes like this? I could have written this comment as an irate acronym spewing individual, but I have chosen otherwise. Are Sandi Alessi Casting an actual professional establishment or immature individuals with laptops?

    Secondly, this takes the whole women are meat theory to a whole ‘new’ level.

    And finally, this is just plain rude, arrogant, misogynist, sexist and racist; how the hell was this signed off?!

  2. This is so offensive, grading people based on ethnicity and skin tone. And of course, only dark skinned, ‘not in good shape’ African American girls can be “D grade” girls. White, Hispanic etc are only “A grade”.

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