Monday, June 04, 2007

Reality show casting call for girls who love math and science

I received the following announcement on one of my mailing lists today (republished with permission):

Casting Females With Brains ASAP!!! Please Forward.

Are you tired of turning on the TV and watching the same cookie-cutter girls over and over again?

Do you love math, science, computers, comic books, or games that require thinking?

Is fashion and style low on your list of priorities?

Are you a girl who is all brains and couldn't care less about celebrity gossip?

Is it difficult to find a good guy?

A Major Television Network wants you for a show shooting for 6 weeks this summer!

Please send us an e-mail telling us about yourself along with a current picture and a contact number ASAP!

Come on girls! Let's level the playing field!

If you fit the bill we will need you to audition this week!
If you are interested, contact:
Valerie Penso
TotalRealityCast (at) aol (dot) com
Casting Director
3 Ball Productions
They want to audition potential participants this week, so time is of the essence.

3 Ball Productions has produced a number of reality shows, including the Endurance series on Discovery Kids!

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3 comments:

ERV said...

Hmmm... Listing 'comic books' with 'games that require thinking' I dont agree with.

I know, I know, theyre trying. But theyre still perpetuating stereotypes. If youre good at math and science, you must be like a boy. I bet you like comic books and baseball cards and I bet you dont care what you look like and you cant find a guy!!

I know theyre trying-- But they need to try harder.

Peggy said...

I'm hoping the program gets a range of girls with different interests. I assume they listed comic books because it's a stereotypical "geek" interest. It's kind of a shame, since so many of the main stream comic books are so sexist. I think they should have said science fiction, but that's just my preference.

I'm also bothered by the assumption that liking science means you have to fit the male stereotype. Heck, not even all boys like comic books and baseball. Why can't I like science and flowers and science fiction and cooking and computers and sparkly earrings and still be considered "normal"? I don't think there is any contradiction; that's just who I am.

Anonymous said...

I hate that they think that girls that like science are unnatractive and not into fashion.

I drool over science fiction, but i aslo like to go shopping.