A UK based actor who goes by Miss L started tweeting out all the annoying, stupid, sexist and frequently hilariously terrible casting notices she sees for women. Miss L is in her thirties, and has been acting for about 10 years, so something must have snapped recently. Or she discovered what millions of Americans have: venting your feelings online sometimes makes living in the real world marginally easier.
I love a casting call that makes me really proud to call myself an actor... pic.twitter.com/u2ulGF6Ysr— Miss L (@ProResting) March 7, 2016
Miss L told Mashable that though the tweets are funny, the cause behind them is not so much:
I was finding the casting calls so ridiculous that I just had to share them to show people what actors are dealing with on a daily basis... It's a constant in so many of the casting calls I read, whether it's blatant sexism in stating how a woman should look or act, or castings where men are playing the leads and women are playing secondary roles.
Not only are they playing secondary roles, they're often just playing disembodied parts. Get ready to sad-laugh:
The world of casting calls is a dangerous place for women as our life expectancy seems to drop so dramatically... pic.twitter.com/ONI7uwEmVN— Miss L (@ProResting) January 6, 2016
Yeah, because why waste your time creating an actual female character when you can get all you really need? pic.twitter.com/tYN6ucymTv— Miss L (@ProResting) March 15, 2016
When you see a casting call and then think back to drama school and all those wonderful hopes & dreams you had... pic.twitter.com/Fc4G1UgoPA— Miss L (@ProResting) March 14, 2016
Hello lovely new followers. Here's a ridiculous casting call to say thanks for stopping by... pic.twitter.com/DE1UUyHBDu— Miss L (@ProResting) March 14, 2016
"This casting will definitely get me a girlfriend."— Miss L (@ProResting) March 13, 2016
"You said girlfriend."
Casting: 'Strong female character. First and foremost, she is a very beautiful and sexy lady.' Well, of course.— Miss L (@ProResting) March 13, 2016
A few delightful casting calls to kick off your weekend... pic.twitter.com/5xxRNgHzpU— Miss L (@ProResting) March 12, 2016
Right, and this is scripted in the film? Sure... pic.twitter.com/O8aBrGPpFw— Miss L (@ProResting) March 11, 2016
Yeah, bloody hell, women. What's the matter with you? The poor guy has a reputation to maintain here... pic.twitter.com/VfJt5l7j1i— Miss L (@ProResting) March 10, 2016
Casting: 'He is a robot programmed to kill. She is a sex robot.' Of course.— Miss L (@ProResting) March 7, 2016
The whole acting industry summed up by one casting call... pic.twitter.com/Az75VscVEy— Miss L (@ProResting) March 5, 2016
Miss L also has a Tumblr, where she posts some choice phrases as lovely memes, if you want to share the wealth. I did wonder if perhaps they don't make much sense out of context, somewhat like a pair of floating boobs. [h/t Mashable]