Is It Just Us Or Is The ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Casting Call The Most Offensive Thing Ever?

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While I am excited for a Black biopics that are hitting our screens over the next couple of months, I’m not excited about the casting call for one of them–“Straight Outta Compton–” the N.W.A. biopic that’s set to release next year. Ice Cube and Dr. Dre have their capable hands in this film, but it’s obvious they had nothing to do with the casting call. “This is our legacy, you can’t play with this, there’s no cutting corners,” Ice Cube recently told MTV News. “I’m fully engulfed in that movie, very anal about it. It gotta be right. I’m totally involved, I’m engulfed in it.”

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This casting call was posted yesterday by Sande Allesi Casting, an agency that has posted several casting notices for the film (that they have since taken down). These notices are extremely offensive, as they call out the qualities they’re looking for in A Girls, B Girls, C Girls and D Girls (Spoiler Alert: there’s a request for light-skinned girls and a request for girls not in shape and girls with weaves):

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

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