I implore you, ladies and gents. Stop posting certain things to facebook. Things that can destroy your image. Things that make your fellow actors dislike you and talk behind your back. Things that, in the end, just make you look like you're desperate for attention and need an intervention.
Facebook, in general, is actually a terrible place. It was originally meant to push people closer together. Now, if I have an unpopular opinion, I open myself to the ridicule of ten people who want to tell me how wrong I am and they threaten to unfriend me, at which point I usually don't have the energy to unfriend them. Can we get to the unfriending already?!
Honestly if not for the fact my agent posts casting calls in a private facebook feed I would never even get on facebook anymore. The whole place just tends to throw me into random fits of rage. If I do find some redeeming quality, ie. showing my family photos of what I did with my day off, I end up having to deal with the following, and it just makes me want to punch concrete.
I don't care if you auditioned for this or that part. I am auditioning for the same parts. It's equivalent to saying, hey guys, my job is to go to interviews and I just booked an interview. If I posted every time I submitted for something, got an audition or got a callback, I would be online 24/7.
This does not include when you are traveling to a town, if you are coming to town to do a show, film something, passing through on your way somewhere, then please let me know. If I am there, I would love to see you.
I honestly do not care if you got that part you just auditioned for. Half the time, films that we get parts in don't even come to fruition. Also, you have no idea if you were the first pick, or the fifth. How do you know someone you were very close to hadn't quietly down that part they really wanted due to a shooting date conflict and you happened to be the next in line? Now, that is sowing the seeds of animosity right there. How do you know that half the people on your facebook page didn't just audition for the same role that you got? This goes more than just for the ladies. Gentlemen, you are just as bad. If you book a role, you're entire facebook friendom does not need to know. You can wait until the film is shot and, once you have seen yourself in it, invite people to find you. *A side note: Please only do this if you have lines.*
Stop posting photos of yourselves in your underwear. Unless you made the cover of Victoria's Secret or Sports Illustrated or you are in a film where the sole outfit you spend your time in consists of your bra, there is no reason to post pics of yourself in your underwear. I spend hours wading through a sea of scantily-clad women as it is. It's a bit like watching Game of Thrones. After an hour, my own boobs aren't as special due to the over excess of boob. Posting fifty pictures of you in your underwear does not tell me in any way shape or form that you're are a strong woman of confidence. This tells me you need the attention of men to survive. Have you noticed 90% of the people who respond to a picture of you in your underwear are men? This is not because they respect you dear. This is because they are using that pic as a pregame. Nope, you don't even get to be the main event, that's when the switch to porno to look at women.
In fact, stop acting like a picture of you in your underwear pouting at the camera longingly is some kind of feminism. It's not. You want men to look at you because it makes you feel like you are worth something. It's OK. If your self-worth is based off that, go for it, and admit to it.