I have some guesses: 1) A French woman named Georges Perrier, 2) It could have been a “flaming bird” who sang a song, 3) It could have been the Italian name of a popular female dancer who was popular with the men of Florence, and 4) It could have been a French name for a female dancer, referring to a young girl with curly hair who loved to flutter into the air. It could also be a name for the flappers, who often fluttered and sung songs to attract the attention of other dancers. The name also has an old French origin. It could be another name for flappers who wore colorful clothes and played a flute.
In what has to be one of the worst decisions a woman has ever had, I’ve been cast as a female character in this video. I was given no warning of who the character was going to be before I got to do an audition and I wasn’t paid any, nor was I even informed that I would be playing a female. That is the best and worst of all situations.
My agent gave me two days’ notice about the audition, which was a terrible idea. When they told me who the part was going to be I had no idea what I was dealing with. One of the actresses in the piece had a little too hard on me about how things were “better” for women back then, which was the first one to get all the scenes she wanted, and she asked that the scene I was “satisfied” with be deleted from the final cut to make room for her. It took us around two days to sort out how to make the cut work on my end and in a lot of ways, the scene still came out great, so who am I to turn down that money?
So, I was cast as the “girl” in the video and had to walk the runway for the same thing. I had a dress on that we cut off and then had to pick a new one. I was asked a lot of questions during the first round of audition and when the second round started they cut to the “other cast” with the costume on and I realized that a lot of the people I knew in the industry were casting me as a woman, which was just bad for me.
I wasn’t paid the standard $100 and $150 for an audition that was supposed to start at 7:30pm, and all of the actresses that I knew had already done the entire
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