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It will come as no surprise that women actors deal with rampant sexism at all stages of project creation. We’ve seen and covered the absurd ads that are put out on popular casting websites and now, Jessica Chastain illustrates what it’s like during an audition in this bit with Jimmy Fallon called “Every Audition Ever.”

While the video is unquestionably hilarious, it also highlights how ridiculous the writing for female characters can be, and how the entertainment industry wants to see women on screen… “hot, hotter, younger and sexy.”

“Can you try it again, uh, but hot?”

It’s our hope that spotlighting efforts like this video will serve to continue the conversation about the pervasiveness of gender stereotypes and sexism in the entertainment world. There’s a lot of work to do here!


Lead image screengrab via You Tube