You are my sun, my moon, my stars and my cocktail olives. I love you more than anything, but I have let you down. I have been neglecting this blog for over a year. No apology can ever undo such damage. But I beg your forgiveness anyway.
It has become apparent to this old (yet still devastatingly beautiful) dragon that I just simply don't have the time or the heart for it anymore. Or, perhaps more accurately: other people are doing it better. Like Casting Call Woe on Tumblr. Brilliant. Why didn't I think of it?
Whatever. It's alright. I pass the mantle onto them and say, "Godspeed and keep your clothes on, unless there's decent pay in it or you just like getting naked, you filthy, sexy animal."
Anyway, I leave you with his one last tidbit below - a piece that several people emailed me about asking "Is this yours?" The answer is no, it is not. But I am glad to have perhaps helped engender an environment where no pay for nudity is laughable. And thrilled to maybe even have helped actors realize that sweating an audition for some dumb-ass concept that will never make it off the ground only ends up wasting their time and sanity. SO DON'T DO IT. God. Just listen to that inner voice. Nurture it. And re-read every post on here as a reminder of what bullshit looks like.
And with that I must listen to my own gin-soaked gut and hug and kiss you goodbye. Goodbye, my loves. You will forever be in my heart.
PS - I still have a ton of drafts saved so who knows when I might pop back in but don't count on it. Wet kisses xxx
NO PAY NUDITY (Stand-Ins)
SAG-AFTRA Modified Low Budget
Non-Union Rate: Stand In Role $75.00
Producer: Quentin XXXXX
Casting Director: XXXXX Casting
Shoot: June 23 until July 3 (No Weekends) 2014
Location: New York
Hiring Non Union - No Nudity In The Film - Must Be Available All Dates
[ STAND IN - GABRIEL BYRNES ]
Waist: 42 x 36
Dates for this role only are June 23 - July 18 (No Weekends)
[ STAND- IN NATHAN LANE ]
Round - Bigger Guy
[ STAND-IN FRANCES CONROY ]
[ STAND-IN BOYD GAINES ]
Waist: 42 x 34