Black Entertainment : "Straight outta of Compton" offensive casting call

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  1. nilevalley

    nilevalley Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    i'm not one way or the other about the "Straight outta Compton" casting call, maybe because i'm not sure how things are supposed to go. so, help me out; in casting for a part, aren't they supposed to be as specific as possible about the type of person they're looking to cast...so they don't end up with five thousand people who doesn't meet the criteria for the part. and, if that's the case, why the uproar? I mean, as someone ignorant of how casting calls work, in order to specify who you're looking for, don't you have to narrow it down to specifics? if you're looking for someone of a certain type, character, and background, wouldn't you have to mention someone/some group who exhibit those traits/characteristics? Obviously, someone gave her specifics about what they were looking for...in the characters that would be cast for the various parts.

    I'm not saying that you were offended, but since you started the thread, give me an example of how you would have done it in a non-offensive way...to get the desired results.

    here's your opportunity to teach someone who doesn't know; don't leave me out on that limb looking stupid.
     
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    Considering how they rapped about women (and how Dre dealt with women), this really isn't that unthinkable.


    Eric's lyrics are interesting

    NWA - Gangsta Gangsta
    www.youtube.com/watch?v=mX1lDrVQKy0


    Or just ask Dee Barnes and Michel'le







     
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    okay...being from the deep south--Mississippi--i'm intimately familiar with the colorism issues, and if that's what you're tying to this...then, I understand your complaint. however, if you're casting a movie, and you need/want a light skinned African, a dark skinned African, and someone in the middle, how do you make that call without offending someone?
     
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    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.

    D GIRLS: These are African American girls. Poor, not in good shape. Medium to dark skin tone.​


    Like this?
    Surely, everybody must have been running to sign up for the D Girl roles




    Also note that D Girls are exclusively "African American" and poor... does this mean they need to bring a paycheck stub with them?

    The Beyonce type is an "upgrade"?

    It's in plain sight





    Then wanting peeps to get in "Formation".
     
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    Khasm13 STAFF STAFF

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    ummm...this is hollyweird in a nutshell....

    one love
    khasm
     
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    chuck Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    NV's absurd comments has led to her being added to my 'ignore' list as well!

    fyi
     
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    chuck Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Baller too!!

    fyi
     
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    chuck Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    As per usual:

    Always let the other poster reveal what their true intent is, first and foremost!

    fyi
     
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    nilevalley Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    FEEL FREE to ignore me that is your right Mr. Chuck what I am suppose to do in your
    over blown mind weep? I just joined here so what does it matter? after 12,000 posts I am sure you have others who follow you.I don't and never will. I don't think you
    are worth it.

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