Since early 2013, an actress going by the name of Miss L, or her Twitter handle @ProResting, has been publishing lines from unusual casting calls online. Through her Tumblr blog account, named Casting Call Woe as a play on the jobs site Casting Call Pro, L has listed more than 450 casting notes.
Some are merely bizarre (“you will be turned to mince at the hands of the pigman”), but the vast majority have been selected as examples of how inappropriate and sleazy some casting calls can be. “Fake boobs are a plus”, “Pretty girl. Does what women do best – looking after her boys”, and the blunt “NOT UGLY” are three of literally hundreds which demonstrate how women are viewed in some parts of the entertainment industry.
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