GWBG 2012 Remote Casting Call
It’s been a couple weeks since I began to push for people to send in remote cameos of themselves for “Girls Will Be Girls 2012,” and so far the response has been… well, nonexistent (even after Queerty did an item!)
I totally get it — the instructions make it seem kinda hard. And maybe it is hard, but the instructions describe sort of the best-case scenario, and are written in the standoffish tone one strikes when offering a second chance to people who purchased a cameo role in one’s movie and then couldn’t make it to the set; we’ve all been there. But now it’s more of a “please help us” kind of situation. Maybe even a “please, pleeeeese help us — we’ve gone out on a limb with this whole ‘first-ever crowd-sourced movie’ stuff, and it will be super embarrassing if it ends up being a total bust” situation.
Besides, won’t it be fun if at two points in the film it suddenly cuts all over the world to scores of fans and fellow filmmakers and people who just need to see their fucking mug plastered everywhere? Especially if a lot of them are in drag! Which is super fun all by itself, see:
And if you’re a woman, female-to-male drag is a blast too, see:
Honestly at this point I would settle for the film cutting to San Francisco, Dallas and New York a bunch of times to a series of middle-aged white gay couples.
So, first of all here are the standoffy instructions. Just mentally add a bunch of pleases and thank you’s everywhere, and maybe some bullshit about how fun it will be, and it should read great.
The pdf makes a big deal about the kind of camera and frame rate and lens you should use, but the truth is any HD camera at any frame rate with any lens will work just fine. And if all you have is a webcam, use that and do a video of you watching a gross video on youtube like this, and we’ll have someone watching you watch it.
You have until the end of July.
And for your trouble, we will send you a signed poster!
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. And spread the word!
Please? Thank you! It will be so fun.