FUSE TV’s ‘Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce’ Casting Call for Twerking Dancers in New Orleans

Project Casting

Casting directors are seeking ladies to twerk in a club scene with Big Freedia filming in New Orleans tomorrow, Monday, October 7, 2013.

Big Freedia (pronounced “Freeda”) is the stage name of Freddie Ross, an American musician known for work in the New Orleans genre of hip hop called bounce music. He has been credited with helping popularize the genre, which was largely underground since developing in the early 1990s.

He started his career around 1999 performing in New Orleans, and released the studio album Queen Diva in 2003. He first gained mainstream exposure in 2009, and his 2010 album Big Freedia Hitz Vol. 1 was re-released on Scion A/V in March 2011, as well as a number of music videos.

He has been featured in publications such as The Village Voice and The New York Times, and has performed on Last Call with Carson Daly,Jimmy Kimmel Live!, and at SXSW, where he received a positive review from Rolling Stone. In 2011 he was named Best Emerging Artist and Best Hip-Hop/Rap Artist in January’s “Best of the Beat Awards,” and was nominated for the 2011 22nd GLAAD Media Awards.

With local hero and compelling personality Big Freedia as its guide, this new unscripted series explores the underground world of the New Orleans hip hop scene known as “Bounce.”

Viewers will join Big Freedia as she preps for her first international tour, works through her mother’s illness and navigates the extremely competitive world of hip hop. The docu-series will also welcome fellow artists — Mr. Ghetto, Sissy Nobby and Katey Red. Big Freedia: Queen of Bounce is set to run for eight episodes and is executive produced and directed by Jeremy Simmons, executive produced by Fenton Bailey, Randy Barbato, and Tom Campbell and produced by World of Wonder (RuPaul’s Drag Race, Million Dollar Listing, Life with La Toya).

Caballero Casting, LLC posted the following Casting Call on their Facebook Page:

NOW CASTING: We are looking for some ladies to twerk in a club scene with Big Freedia filming in New Orleans on Monday Oct 7.
PAY RATE IS 125/12. Call time will be around noon.

If you are interested and available, please submit to [email protected] subject:club twerker
Submissions should include:
A clear and recent photo of you (no hats, no sunglasses, no selfies, no mirror pics)
Your name, age, and contact info
A video of you twerking! If you dont have one, just have someone record a little 30 second clip