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Rachel Bloom Calls Out Sexist Casting Calls for Women

Rachel Bloom Calls Out Sexist Casting Calls for Women

Rachel Bloom is shining a light on the sexism that still exists in Hollywood.

The 29-year-old Crazy Ex-Girlfriend star and creator took to Instagram to share a recent casting breakdown she received for female roles.

“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,” Rachel captioned the screenshot, which you can see below.

Then she posted, “Here’s the casting breakdown for the male characters ofCrazy Ex-Girlfriend written with a male gaze.” Click inside to see that!

Click inside to see the breakdown of the guys on Rachel’s show…

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  • totalobvi

    I mean obviously Hollywood and casting in general is sexist, but at the same time it’s not like most male casting notices are for out of shape non attractive men. I’m sure the lead of whatever project she posted that for is good looking and was cast for that same reason, at least partially.

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  • Shelby

    Do we want average looking people in movies? Really? At least they aren’t wasting anybody’s time. Honesty is not a bad thing. Actresses and actors typically make it because of their looks. George clooney. Brad Pitt. If average looking people would bring in the crowds, you would see more of it. Life isn’t fair. It never will be. That’s ok.

  • Anna

    Love Rachel Bloom, and love the TV Show “My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend”. If anyone has seen it, all the cast members look average to decent, but they literally WIPE THE FLOOR WITH THEIR TALENT. Anyone who has watched that show can understand where Rachel is coming from. All the cast members on that show do not look like Ken Dolls or Barbie girls, and it makes the show that much better and the characters much more lovable.

  • Gina

    Usually the lead characters are more layered than an extra or someone who is on screen for one episode.

  • MyName

    Kathy Bates & Robert Dinero and more

  • MyName

    Yes, looks shouldn’t matter in general. Most viewers today care more about the story and acting. Some still have their crushes but that untouchable Hollywood glamour that seemed worlds away disappeared long ago. Specific type roles though do call for certain looks whether the type is pretty, bony, overweight, nerdy, etc..

  • Shelby

    Personally. I think the real problem is a lack of interesting writing/stories/character development.

    The type of movie and the target audience will dictate what kind of actor they are looking for. There is a lack of quality films and tv shows. In my opinion.

    If it’s a movie that has nothing much to offer story wise, they will need visual appeal. And will get only the audience they deserve.

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