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Rachel Bloom Calls Out Hollywood's Sexist Casting Notices: 'Here's a Little Taste of What It's Like to Be An Actress'

by Desiree Murphy 5:07 PM PDT, August 10, 2016
Playing Rachel Bloom Calls Out Hollywood's Sexist Casting Notices: 'Here's a Little Taste of What It's Like to Be An Actress'

Rachel Bloom is not happy with Hollywood's sexist casting descriptions for female roles.

The creator and star of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend expressed her opinions by sharing two posts over Instagram on Wednesday.

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"I'm still on the email list for casting notices from Backstage. Here's a little taste of what it's like to be an actress searching for your next job," she captioned a screenshot of a casting call posted on the website, which was seeking "a pretty girl" to play the lead, "attractive girls" for party extras and "sexy clothing."

Bloom also took to her iPhone notes app to imagine what the casting breakdowns for the male characters of her CW musical comedy would look like had they been "written from [the] male gaze," a term coined by feminist film critic Laura Mulvey in 1975 which presents women as objects of male pleasure.

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"JOSH CHAN (20's) Smoking hot. He's a 10 and knows it," read one of the faux descriptions for Vincent Rodriguez III's role. "Think Tom Cruise, Taye Diggs, Hercules from the Disney animated movie and the painting 'Water Lilies' by Claude Monet. Singing a plus."

Another one described Darryl Whitefeather (Pete Gardner) as "strikingly tall, handsome and THIN. He's a piece of beef jerky that you dream about the night you're fasting for Yom Kippur."

Here's the casting breakdown for the male characters of "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" written with a male gaze.

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Last October, ET caught up with the 29-year-old actress where she revealed the most embarrassing thing she's done for love and what went into creating Crazy Ex-Girlfriend.

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"The craziest thing I did for love was the ways I tricked myself into thinking I wasn't stalking someone," she confessed. "I would go to a place just to run into them, and I have this in my diary. I'd be like, 'Dear diary, today I went to this Starbucks just because I wanted to go there, and I happened to run into blah blah blah."

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