This American actress just perfectly shot down sexist casting calls

By reversing the male gaze

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“Pretty”, “thin”, “petite”, “young”, “sexy” – these are all words that appear in casting calls for women actors from Backstage, the largest online casting platform in the United States.

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And Rachel Bloom, known for her comedy-drama series Crazy Ex-Girlfriend, decided that enough was enough when she received this casting notice:


In response, she has imagined what it would be like if the casting calls for some of the male characters on her show were written in the same way.

It brilliantly highlights how ludicrous, unrealistic and narrow minded the requests are, while also being very funny:

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Good luck getting those parts, guys.