Have you ever gotten an email that you couldn't help but share?
Well, that's exactly what happened to Rachel Bloom this week.
The "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend" actress is a member of Backstage casting -- a website that lists upcoming auditions and opening casting calls for actors. But one particular email caught her eye for pretty crazy reasons.
"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 her Instagram post.
With requests like "introverted personality," "petite or thin" and "a party girl that hooks up with the lead," Rachel's post has garnered comments like "just threw up in my mouth" and "Yep. Glad I decided not to be an actress."
Another Instagram user wrote, "It would be actually interesting to see the male casting emails for comparison."
So Rachel did just that by posting an imagined casting call for the male roles on "Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. "Here's the casting breakdown for the male characters of 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' written with a male gaze," she captioned the photo.
She wrote hilarious descriptions for hot guys only with a talent for singing for every role.
Josh Chan needs to be "smoking hot" to the point that he's "Hercules from the Disney animated movie," while Greg Serrano needs to be "hot but thinks he's not hot" like "anyone from Dawson's Creek."
And yet, her point comes across the best with Darryl Whitefeather. "He's a piece of beef jerky you dream about while fasting for Yom Kippur," she wrote.
After just four hours, her post has over 2,000 likes and fans were quick to comment about how much they love her posts.
But this isn't the only time Rachel has addressed gender roles on "My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend."
As a feminist, Rachel was asked by Time if she thought about her show's roles in terms of gender reversal, because that would make her crazy, ex-girlfriend character Rachel Bunch a creepy stalker.
"Absolutely. It didn't even occur to me at first, the double-standard, because from the beginning, Aline and I were writing this from such a feminist perspective. We're taught to be strong women, we want to be strong women, but both our western ideas of romance and also our own emotions make us crazy. Women are fed all of these contradictory ideas about what love is and what you should and shouldn't have and you're supposed to have it all, but you're also supposed to fall in love." she said. "It wasn't until people started saying, 'This show's sexist,' that I was like, 'Oh, right, there's a whole other version of this show where she's a sketchy character' and it's like, 'Look at that crazy b--ch!' And that's just so not what the show is."
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