Moby and the Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne are holding open auditions for a music video today in L.A. But rather than your typical run-of-the-mill music video actor, (“attractive, can you shake your hips and lip sync great you’re in”) the pair are in need of a few extra eccentrics.
A list of requests on Moby’s website includes: a drunk king (beard needed), an S&M gimp rhythmic gymnast, eight rollerskating ghosts (any gender, but roller skates, not blades, also open to nudity), 12 goth choir members (mixed sex and ethnicity, also comfortable with nudity), two obese bearded bikers in red speedos, a punk rock brass band, and 20 random party-goers comfortable with nudity, all ages.
“p.s-these are real requests,” Moby writes, signing off with his thanks.
There might still be time if you’re close to Los Angeles and fit the bill. Moby asks that you contact email@example.com for more information on the casting. The shoot will take place Aug. 10 in L.A.
So, just to see what would happen, at 9:30 a.m. this morning, I sent an email asking if I would still be able to come out to the music video shoot today, and where I should go if so. (Full disclosure. I’m in Colorado, but I really wanted to see what this shoot was all about) A response, five minutes later, said only “picture please.” I responded to German Legarreta — who I assume is directing? — with a clothed photo of myself, (maybe I was wrong about the “attractive, can you shake your hips” thing) but lo and behold, I must be at least attractive enough for a Moby music video, because here is the response in full:
Here are the details for the Moby audition…
Please EVERYONE come with cool looks. Go all the way with make up and hair and if you have any talents please bring your equipment such as skates, hoola hoops, any special skills you want to show Moby. He will watch all the audition tapes.
Please remember to be yourself and go all the way.
We will be asking if you are ok with nudity or if you are comfortable being around it. We definitely want some people to go for it in the shoot. In the audition no one will be required to strip down so please feel very comfortable as this will be just like any other audition.
We are pairing you guys in groups so please be at the times that we send you…
If you are the Santa type and own your motorcycle please let us know!
Tuesday August 6th and it shoots on August 10th Saturday
11:40am to 1:15pm
CAZT 916 N. Formosa Ave
West Hollywood, CA 90046.
Street Parking only!
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Kelsey Fowler is currently studying nothing music-related at Ithaca College. Help keep her in the loop on Twitter.