Audition For Local Author’s Gender Bending Screen Adaptation
Richmond author Joe’i Chancellor hosts auditions for a new movie based on her book “Tomboy: From Butch 2 Bitch.”
The book explores the character’s transformation from fem to stud and back. The audition is Tuesday, July 24 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Dzine Detail, 2900 W. Clay St, Richmond, VA 23230. The full audition notice is posted below:
The casting director is looking to cast you!! Do you have or know someone who has the skill to play a Butch Girl and a Bad Chick all at the same time? Well come in and audition. Through the month of September they will be also casting for the other 41 Characters in the movie. To get familiar with the book characters you can purchase the book to read online www.iamthebusiness.net or Simpson’s Market 3006 Meadowbrige Road, Dzine Detail 2900 W. Clay St. or to order by phone call 804.342.1019.
Brief summary of the book:
Meet Jamika Brice also known as Jersey. A Tomboy from Richmond, Virginia the oldest of three brothers: Melvin, Jacob, and James Jr. At a young age she was interested in everything her brothers were interested in, including the ladies. Living the typical African American street life she experienced struggle, death, drugs, money, love, and sex firsthand. Attracted to the life of a hustler she hustled on the block around the clock. Popular with the drug addicts around the neighborhood she set up shop on First Avenue and Meadow Bridge Road. They traveled by foot, bicycles, cars, and some even came wheeling in wheel chairs. Jersey had that good, good product and they were on a prowl like an owl to get it. She was a magnet to her customers and she kept them coming back for more. The results made Jersey a lot of money, and she also gained a lot of reverence on her street level. She was the cutest female dude you ever wanted to see, she made straight girls second-guess their own sexuality. Though she might have bled like us, had cramps like us, and was born under the sign that says, “It’s a girl!” like us. In her mind she was really one of them. She had drama with the females and beef with the dudes in the streets. She spoke her mind and wasn’t afraid of anyone or anything. Infatuated with guns Jersey was ready for whatever drama came her way. Finally she was forced to go back to the basics to find the missing pieces to an unfortunate tragedy that happened to a special friend. Rock with Jersey, as she climbs through the woes of life as a Tomboy and see what’s really real, how she switched from “ Butch 2 Bi%ch.”
In addition we encourage all Artist who are musically inclined to participate in any capacity. If it’s auditioning to be one of the 42 main characters, extra in a scene, or your music on the soundtrack. This movie will be a big tool to use to market and promote yourself. We would like to especially thank Joe’i Chancellor for shooting this film in her home town of Richmond, Va.
Review the bio of Joe’i Chancellor at www.iamthebusiness.net
We hope to see you at the Audition!
After wondering if being gay is a fad, the self-proclaimed Queen of Highland Park explores street life from a feminine perspective in her new book.March 24, 2011
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