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The video gives viewers a first-person perspective of an audition that brings in numerous people for roles that hinge on biases. First is an actor reading for the role of "Useless Dad" (who we see messing up the laundry), then a few actresses come in for antiquated gender-specific roles (such as "Receptionist" and "Mother"), and finally, an actor reading for the role of "Corner Shop Man" (who is asked to do an Indian accent despite speaking perfect English).
Perhaps the most powerful imagery, though, comes when we see a man holding up a sign that says "Director" and a woman standing a little behind holding a sign that says "PA." The reason why it's so meaningful? Joanna Bailey, who directed this clip, revealed that, on another set where she was the director, a celebrity mistook her for being in the makeup department.