The derogatory phrase appeared in a Facebook advert
Quentin Tarantino has attracted controversy after using the phrase “whores” in a casting call for an upcoming movie.
The derogatory phrase appeared in an advert that asked women aged between 18-35 to audition for the project.
‘Casting whores for Quentin Tarantino project’, the advert reportedly said.
“Caucasian, non-union females, ages 18-35. Western film shoots June 21st-25th in Los Angeles.
‘No highlights, natural eyebrows, natural breasts, natural hair color to be true to the period. Dress sizes 2-8. Please send photo, including sizes.”
But the advert has now been slammed by Feminist blog Women and Hollywood, who noticed it before it was hastily deleted.
“Putting a casting call out for, or including women in your script with the description of ‘whores,’ is not OK”, the blog said.
“Nor is asking actresses to submit their photos and information for consideration with the subject line ‘Whore.’
“Aside from the fact that there are better words to use if one is looking to cast women who work in the sex industry, this description is actually a typical example of Hollywood sexism, particularly as it pertains to roles for women.”
Few details are known about the project in question, but it’s believed that it will be written by Tarantino and helmed by a female director.
Quentin Tarantino’s last film, The Hateful Eight, was released in January.