Rachel Bloom (Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

In a highly enjoyable effort to expose how gross casting notices for female roles can be, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend hero today Rachel Bloom wrote some descriptions of the male characters on her show in the style of a pervy dude. Through her Instagram account, Bloom filtered details about Crazy Ex-Girlfriend characters Josh, Greg, and Darryl through the ā€œmale gazeā€ often used when talking about women.

The results are not very specific, primarily image-based, and at times confounding. For Josh Chan, weā€™re supposed to ā€œthink Tom Cruise, Taye Diggs, Hercules from the Disney animated movie and the painting ā€˜Water Liliesā€™ by Claude Monet.ā€ Those are just a bunch of dissimilar hot guys and a beautiful work of art. Being able to singā€”which one would assume is a requirement on a musical like Crazy Exā€”is only ā€œa plus.ā€


Bloom undertook this project after she encountered the following egregiously demeaning calls for actresses via Backstage. Despite being a Golden Globe winner, she apparently still gets these emails. At least they inspire outrage and good material.


[via Vulture]