The Craft is a movie about four teenagers who toy around with witchcraft and face the consequences. Attend a convention celebrating the film, however, and you might notice only three of its stars playing Light As A Feather, Stiff As A Board. Rachel True, who starred in the film alongside Neve Campbell, Fairuza Balk, and Robin Tunney, has called out conventions for booking her co-stars and not her. “Sounds about white,” she wrote in a Twitter thread about the trend.
In the thread, True makes it clear that this isn’t the first time she’s been left out of Craft-related events. After lamenting “a Hollywood lifetime of sucking up racist aggressions,” she recalled an MTV awards show where the other three actresses presented an award while she sat in the audience, uninvited.
“[B]eing left out of these events didn’t just hurt ego,” she wrote, “it had a direct effect on POC actors pocket books & public profiles & level of celebrity.”
True later updated the thread with a response from the unnamed convention in question, sharing a screenshot that shows the convention saying they wouldn’t book her because she spoke out. “They weren’t going to book me anyways,” she wrote.
“To any conventions whose names I have not mentioned once,” she continued. “The other actors have been booked for a while..My team gave ample time for you to include me in ‘the craft’ reunions you’re pushing & people are paying for. How did you expect me to respond?”
Her voice may not be desired at conventions, but it’ll be heard alongside Jordan Peele’s in Shudder’s Horror Noire: A History Of Black Horror, a new documentary exploring black portrayals in horror. It hits the blood-splattered streamer on February 7.