by M.J. Moneymaker, digi comms
It's time for another podcast reading from our 24 Hour Writing Challenges. This reading of "Get Leo" by Janani Sreenivasan is a short play about celebrity casting.
It's a bit fitting with recent current events about Hollywood's casting choices for their 'blockbuster' films, more specifically, "The Great Wall." Actors are speaking up, asking producers and investors to do better than perpetuate stereotypes. More specifically, Constance Wu, had me cheering from the sidelines on Twitter with her tweet: "Can we all at least agree that hero-bias & "but it's really hard to finance" are no longer excuses for racism? TRY".
At The Bechdel Group, we take our mission statement to 'challenge the portrayal of women in film and on stage' to heart and that includes casting, even if it's only audio. Have fun listening.