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Video: Actresses Read Terrible & Unfortunately Real Casting Calls For Women
Another day, another clip showing how rough it is to be an actress trying to land a part.
We've seen a number of projects recently that highlight the sexist and occasionally just plain gross casting calls for women, including a Twitter account from a producer that documents the totally real and utterly terrible female roles he encounters in scripts.
In this video from Casting Call: The Project, actresses read off actual casting calls sourced via @castingcallwoe. Many of them highlight vast age differences between male and female actors—wherein the men can be any age, but the women must be young. Others talk about either how attractive the woman is, or what redeeming qualities she has if she isn't attractive.
"Slightly overweight and considered unattractive in the face, but she's naturally funny so people do enjoy her company," an incredulous actress reads.
Or how about, "Her cleavage is her best feature."
My personal favorite involves a nude scene. But don't worry, you won't be exploited because "the director gets naked in all of his films so you won't be alone."
And here's a bonus gem from @castingcallwoe:
[h/t L.A. Magazine]