From BoingBoing I learn of the open casting call for extras to be in the Transformer's movie, but they are only looking for people aged 16 to 23. That is so wrong! Ageism! And whatever other -ism I can come up with!
What about lunch ladies, hmm? They don't have lunch ladies in high schools anymore? Or hall security monitors? Or secretaries?? I called the hotline and listened to the overly-long message and they said one thing they wanted was extras with an All American look. All American? I AM AS ALL FUCKING AMERICAN AS YOU CAN GET, BABY! I mean, LOOK at that headshot! Setting aside issues of the size of my huge forehead, that headshot is the very EPITOME of an ALL AMERICAN GODDMANED WOMAN.
Who happens to not be aged 16 to 23.
I ignorantly passed up a chance to be an extra in the Starship Troopers movie years ago, though this past spring I was able to be a zombie for a day in a cool indy movie called Awaken the Dead and if you clicky on this link you can see part of Me as zombie. I'm the one in the bright striped socks and the brown purse. And here is the trailer for Awaken the Dead.
Now it looks like my new mission in life is to find out when/where they're shooting other scenes for the Transformers movie that might require extras who are not children. I cannot pass up a chance to be an extra in the Transformers movie. It's being directed by one of the King Of Movies Where Hard Bodied Men Blow Shit Up. I MUST be an extra in this. I mean, as many Transformer dolls that I have broken or blown up or used to stomp on Barbie limbs over the course of my youth? Being an extra in the Transformers movie is MY DESTINY.
Here's a link to a cool animation thing showing Optimus transforming. I think it's a fan-created piece and not connected with the movie. Here's the Transformers movie website, which has jack on it as of yet.