The experiences of black actresses in Hollywood continue to intrigue me. Although actress Pia Glenn may not appear to have natural hair, I still want you to read it. It’s a very interesting, personalized account of her experiences with blackness, stereotypes, and womanhood published in Clutch Magazine. Here’s a snippet:
I’m not black enough. Crap.
This is my prevailing thought as I sit in the waiting room of a prominent casting director’s office. I’m waiting my turn to read for a role that was specifically described as a “black woman” in the Holy Grail of Paycheck Jobs, the National Commercial.
This is a particularly nice office, and it’s no “cattle-call” scenario. Despite the funsy visual clichés of your favorite movie about showbiz, when union jobs on network television are on the line, auditions are actually quite a civilized affair with a small number of individual appointment times and kind casting personnel.
Read the rest here.
And tell me what you think!