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2.26.2008

looking for a "very asian man"

This cannot be good. The following casting call, seeking an Asian man—no wait, a "VERY ASIAN MAN"—for a feature film called Dirty Movie, was recently spotted on New York's Craigslist. And baby, they want the whole package:
VERY ASIAN MAN needed for IMMEDIATE CASTING in FEATURE FILM (Chelsea)
Reply to: job-584936550@craigslist.org
Date: 2008-02-24, 9:05AM EST

Dirty Movie (2008) has an immediate need for an asian actor. Actor should look VERY VERY asian. Being able to speak Chinese (or Chinese sounding jibberish) would be helpful!). This is a very broad comedy.

The film shoots 2/25-2/29 in Manhattan.

** actor will be paid for at least 2 days
** SAG MLB scale pay although a non-union actor can be used
Tell me, how does one look VERY VERY Asian? What does that even mean? Might as well tape your eyes back and slap on some buck teeth. Lots of red flags going off here. Not to mention the fact that the role requires the actor "to speak Chinese (or Chinese sounds jibberish)." You know—Chinese, gibberish, it's all the same. I don't even want to know what this movie's about. That's racist!