Maine Marriage Group Solicits Actors for Anti-Gay Ad: Whites Only, Please!
This spring, Maine passed a law declaring marriage equality for same-sex and different-sex couples. This fall, Maine voters will take to the polls to respond to Ballot Resolution 1, which would make same-sex marriage illegal in the state.
We learned last week that, the group Stand for Marriage Maine has been unable to find any actual waitresses or teachers willing to explain why they want to restrict marriage equality in Maine. So instead, the anti-gay group is holding auditions today for actors willing to pretend to be a “working waitress type” or a “teacher type” and read a script against marriage equality in Maine for a television advertisement.
(Portland) Casting ‘Real Maine’ People. (portland, Maine)
Date: 2009-08-27, 3:17PM EDT
Reply to: email@example.com
Looking to audition 40 people per role.
(Portland) Casting two caucasian female roles 35-45 yrs old with MAINE ACCENTS (this job is non-union but pays union scale for 3 days (Sept. 8,9,10,).
Must be comfortable being on camera and learning lines.
Characters to play:
Teacher: 35-45 Speaking Role – talks directly to the camera, well spoken,Caucasian, ‘Maine middle-class’ accent, earnest, compassionate, trustworth
Waitress: 35-45 Speaking Role, talks directly to the camera, caucasian, convincing, ‘real person’, ‘working class’ Maine accent.
Email for more information firstname.lastname@example.org Open Auditions Sept 2nd in Maine. Call Backs Sept 3rd. Second Auditions per call backs Sept. 4th. Thank you!
Location: portland, Maine
it’s NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
Compensation: SAG Scale
Did you catch the audition requirements for those who want to play the “teacher” character and the “waitress” character?
You’ve got to be “convincing,” Caucasian, a “real person,” Caucasian, “well spoken,” Caucasian, “trustworthy,” Caucasian, “Maine middle class,” Caucasian, “Real Maine,” Caucasian.
Don’t even bother showing up to the audition if your skin is yellow or red or brown. Whites Only Need Apply, please.
Best of luck to Stand for Marriage Maine in explaining that, golly and wool socks, their campaign isn’t at all about exclusion or prejudice.
Best of luck to Stand for Marriage Maine in explaining why you’re not “Real Maine” if you’re not White.