casualfriday20 (lovejoydiver) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
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working in hollywood when you're not a straight white man





some exercepts:
-a casting director told wendell pierce, "i couldn’t put you in a shakespeare movie, because they didn’t have black people then."

-kimberly pierce on coming out in hollywood, "i thought the gayness was what was going to freak people out, and in a lot of ways, it’s the femaleness that causes more problems in a straight, male world."

-john ridley wrote a screenplay wrote a screenplay for a film with a black woman as the lead character. film execs questioned him, asking "why does she have to be black?”

-america ferrera on her first audition when she was 16: the casting director [for a commercial] said, “Can you do it again but sound more Latino?” I had no idea what she was talking about. “You mean you want me to speak in Spanish?” She’s like: “No. Do it in English but just sound more Latino.” I genuinely didn’t realize until later that she was asking me to speak English with a broken accent.

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Tags: race / racism, sexism
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