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The highly anticipated NWA movie, Straight Outta Compton, is off to a rocky start.

A real rocky one.

Yesterday, in a post-titled Straight Outta Compton Casting Call Is Racist as Hell, Gawker posted the casting call for the film that was placed earlier this week by Sande Allesi Casting.

The post seems to discriminate against different races of women. Pay attention to what the agency considers an “A” girl and what’s considered a “D” girl:

“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”

After the Gawker’s piece was published, and folks on the ‘Net mentioned how racist the call was, Sande Alessi Casting took down the casting. Then Kristan Berona, the co-owner of the agency, talked to JET about the incident. 

“It was just an unfortunate mistake in the lettering that has caused us backlash…it was in no means intended to be offensive to anybody in a million years…It is not by any means a ranking of ‘A’ is better than ‘B.’ There are notices for hot girls that are the letters ‘G’ and ‘H.’”

Glad that was, uh, cleared up.

Produced by Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, the F. Gary Gray-directed movie hits theaters next year.

SOURCE: Gawker, JET  

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