Do you frequently tell people how you miss “the old New York?” Did you move here with a studded leather jacket, a collection of Dead Boys records and a fierce desire to shoot up on St. Marks, only to find that the new drug of choice on the LES is frozen yogurt? Well, for once you’re in luck, because Martin Scorsese and Mick Jagger are casting for a new HBO series and they need some background extras to portray punks, disco fans, early hip-hop fans and other denizens of 70s New York nightlife.The full ad reads:
People to portray psychedelic rock fans, punk rock fans, disco club-goers, early hip-hop fans, 1970s NYC pedestrians and Connecticut residents (men with shaggy hair/side burns/long hair, women without highlights), people with 1970s cars, and ‘60s Warhol Factory types.
What the series is exactly goes unmentioned, but the clues point to it being a series called Untitled HBO/Rock ‘N’ Roll Project. We’d suggest working on the name, but hey, we’re not the ones with the Oscar. So whether you dress like a disco queen or a guy who used to hang out at Max’s Kansas City, or you can throw together an outfit that makes it appear as such, get yourself to the open casting call on April 21 at the Church of St Paul the Apostle (405 West 59 Street). If you’re in SAG, they’ll see you from 10am to 12pm and if you’re non-union, your auditions will be between 1pm and 4pm. Either way, it’s finally a big chance for you to be on HBO without having to sneak your way into the background of that Girls shoot happening on your block.