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NWA Flick Wants Black, Thuggy Actors & Poor Dark Skinned Girls

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Posted by Witch Hazel | Posted in Racism, WTF? Files | Posted on 17-07-2014

NWA casting

The casting is underway for the minor players in the NWA biopic, Straight Outta Compton, and let’s just say the casting call has a way with words… a real racisty way with words.

In a series of posts (both of which have since been deleted from Facebook), Sande Alessi Casting posted the kinds of actors they’re looking for, from “black and thuggy” to “poor” black girls. I mean, we know this film has hood roots and all, but there’s a way to word things without “wording” things. Nahmean?

Bloods_casting_call

A second casting call asked for women, ranking them from A-to-D, with very specific classifications based on skin tone.

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

Dr. Dre and Ice Cube are key players in getting this movie made, BTW. Way to keep the Hollywood stereotypes going!

Are you bugged by the casting notices or is this pretty accurate for the era this film is covering? Weigh in below.

Image via Universal Studios
“Bloods” casting call screenshot via Project Casting
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WTF? Pic of the Week

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Posted by Witch Hazel | Posted in Dawn Richard, wtf pic of the week, WTF? Files | Posted on 16-07-2013

Say there, @DawnRichard, you look…………………………different?!?

Faces of Dawn Richard

You may remember Dawn as one of the Diddy bops. Now she’s gone solo and has dropped a new song, “Meteors.” The promo photo (on the far right) features a lighter Dawn with a much, um, sleeker nose. Scratch that. That’s a whole new face, son. Awhile back, we pointed out her new look but it seems she’s gone even further. I’m all for making yourself into the best you can be but becoming a whole’nother person tells me there are some under the surface issues there.

Richard’s third studio release, “Blackheart,” drops in October. Here’s the track, “Meteors.”

I dig the song but all I can think is WTH happened to her face?

Bad Boy really makes the ladies go crazy…huh?

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WTF? Files: LL Cool J, You Can’t Be Serious

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Posted by Witch Hazel | Posted in ll cool j, WTF? Files | Posted on 09-04-2013

LL Cool J and Brad Paisley

LL Cool J’s new duet with country star Brad Paisley is making news for all the wrong reasons. The song, “Accidental Racist,” attempts to tackle the misunderstandings and stereotypes that lead to racist beliefs. Instead, it comes off rather cheesy, out of left field, ill-informed and totally random. The song tells the story of two men in the south, trying to understand one another, and as Paisley puts it, “rewrite history.” It reads and sounds like an Afterschool Special with LL saying “the past is the past” and “let bygones be bygones.” He even thanks Abraham Lincoln for freeing him and says “if you don’t judge my du rag, I won’t judge your red flag.” Excuse me, sir? Here are some of the lyrics…

[PAISLEY] I’m just a white man, coming to you from the South land,
Trying to understand what it’s like not to be
I’m proud of where I’m from, but not everything we’ve done
and it ain’t like you and me can rewrite history
Our generation didn’t start this nation
we’re still picking up the pieces, walking on eggshells fighting over yesterday
caught between Southern pride and Southern blame

[LL COOL J] Dear Mr. White Man, I wish you understood
What the world is really like when you’re livin’ in the hood
Just because my pants are saggin’ doesn’t mean I’m up to no good
You should try to get to know me, I really wish you would
Now my chains are gold but I’m still misunderstood
I wasn’t there when Sherman’s March turned the south into firewood
I want you to get paid but be a slave I never could
Feel like a newfangled Django, dodgin’ invisible white hoods
So when I see that white cowboy hat, I’m thinkin’ it’s not all good
I guess we’re both guilty of judgin’ the cover not the book
I’d love to buy you a beer, conversate
[UGH, THIS WORD!!!] and clear the air
But I see that red flag and I think you wish I wasn’t here

Take a listen and tell us what you think in the comment box.

Image via Getty Images for ACM
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WTF? Pic of the Week

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Posted by Witch Hazel | Posted in Basketball Wives LA, Draya Michele, wtf pic of the week, WTF? Files | Posted on 30-01-2013

Draya Michele no pants-cropped

Basketball Wives LA “star”/un-wife/urban model Draya Michele wore THIS to celebrate her 28th birthday in West Hollywood.
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WTF? Files: Reporter Keeps Cool with Roach on His Shoulder

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Posted by Witch Hazel | Posted in Brew Tube, WTF? Files | Posted on 19-10-2012

There are few things in life that creep me out more than bugs. Once, a crack in my window let in about 5 flies. I dashed from my house –in my pajamas– and drove to my Mother’s to escape the flies. Flies, people. Little, winged creatures. I fled in the dark, sans suitable clothing, and left MY house…that I pay for with the mugs y’all don’t buy. So this story, creeps me the fugg out.

NBC Los Angeles reporter Robert Kovacik remained calm while a roach (and I mean the mother of ALL roaches) had its way with his suit during a live shot. Watch…
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