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See the Controversial Casting Call for N.W.A. Biopic, ‘Straight Outta Compton’

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By Marissa G. Muller

Straight Outta Compton, the N.W.A. biopic currently in the works, has put out a casting call that is drawing attention for all the wrong reasons.

Related: Not Fade Away: How N.W.A.’s ‘Straight Outta Compton’ Broke America’s Barriers

Obtained by Gawker, the call sheet shows that the film is looking for four different types of girls unwisely ranked from A to D. Each “grade” differs by skin tone, body type and ethnicity.

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

A debate over whether or not this call sheet is racist has already begun, but at least one thing is clear right off the bat: Somehow in the N.W.A. biopic universe, Beyoncé is only a “B.”

Related: N.W.A. Biopic Gets Its Ice Cube — And It’s His Son

The film, which is reportedly set to hit theaters next August 15, also features Ice Cube‘s son O’Shea Jackson Jr. who will play his father.

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