today i have an audition for “ASIAN, sushi hostess”.
and just as it’s written above, ASIAN is clearly underlined, tagged and delineated in the casting notes; which is so crucial and material, because otherwise i’d definitely be working the whole “east-german” sushi hostess role. you know? the trend that seems to be sweeping the nation? i mean the girls needed to do something after a life of flip turns and vitamins.
i’m actually perfect for this role. in college, my first job ever was as a hostess at a sushi bar.
you couldn’t cue a better cliché: west l.a. hot spot sushi + ucla half-japanese, freshman girl. the owner, fresh from his third stint in rehab, encouraged me to do shots with the patrons on my first night.
stone cold sober, i quit at the end of it. domo arigato.
thursday happy to you m’loves.
Isn't LA great! I'm glad there is only one. Good Luck today – channel your inner geisha
I want to hear your story about this audition! I hope it goes well! Seriously, we got a lecture at IO Universe about the asian guy who 'made it' but unfortunately got cast as 'the funny asian guy' every time he went out…and I had to laugh–I got turned down as a waitress as a sushi bar near UCLA because i didn't speak Japanese–crushed and only 21!
Can't wait to see you tomorrow!
xo Mary Jo