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Amber Tamblyn (she/her/hers) reads her poem, "Untitled Actress."

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My name is Amber Tamblyn, and  today I am going to be reading "Untitled Actress" from my book, Dark Sparkler, which is a book that looks at the lives and deaths of child star actresses.

I chose this poem because I think  it is a really good look into, uh,  the lives of young women and  young actresses who are subjected and objectified for a living, as many women are in the entertainment business and across industries. I think it's an important perspective  about the process of auditioning.

Submission calls for an actress mid-to-late 20s. All ethnicities acceptable. Except Asian-American.

Caucasian preferable. Must read teen on-screen. Thin but not gaunt.

Lean. Quirky but not unattractive. No brown eyes.

Not taller than 5’5”. Weight no more than 109. Actress should have great smile.

Straight teeth a must. Must be flexible. Small bust a plus.

Can do own stunts. Will waive rights to image, likeness, publicity, and final cut. Role calls for nudity.

Role calls for simulated sexual intercourse. Role calls for role play with lead male. No stand-in avail.

Role pays scale. Character is shy yet codependent, searching for love in all the wrong men. Character confides in others at her own risk.

Character is fatigued and hollow, suffers from self-doubt, a sense of worthlessness. Character learns the hard way to believe in herself. No brown eyes.

Character finally finds happiness when she meets Brad, a successful older businessman, 5’5”. Log line: A woman fights to save her soul. Think a young Carole Lombard  meets a younger Anna Nicole.

Requires an actress that will  leave an audience speechless, who’s found her creative voice. Not a speaking role.