"We are going for a 'Hicky’ Blue Collar look"

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Oct. 7 2010 8:25 AM

"We are going for a 'Hicky’ Blue Collar look"

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And now, read the casting call for actors in Philadelphia, obtained by Mike Allen at Politico.

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Call Time: 2pm
Location: The Oregon Diner
3rd & Oregon Sts
Phila PA 19148

Wardrobe:
- We are going for a 'Hicky’ Blue Collar look. These characters are from West Virginia so think coal miner/trucker looks

- Each character should bring a several options and stay away from allblack or all white or thin stripes (thicker stripes and plaid are good)

- Clothing Suggestions:

Jeans
Work boots
Flannel shirt
Denim shirt
Dickie's type jacket with t-shirt underneath
Down filled vest
John Deer hats (not brand new, preferably beat up)
Trucker hats (not brand new, preferably beat up)
No Thin Stripes

- As far as the script goes, the dialect should be very plain – noaccent, but animated actions. These guys are upset about these politics.

How hard can it be to find angry -- excuse me -- hicky blue collar types who are angry in West Virginia? Joe Manchin's losing! I assume some of the people making him lose are upset, and have hats.

David Weigel is a Slate political reporter. 

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