Crazy Ex Girlfriend star Rachel Bloom is allergic to cutesy

Rachel Bloom on her potent blend of music and satire, and her knack for pointed statements about pop culture.
Rachel Bloom stars as the charmingly unhinged Rebecca at the centre of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. (Scott Everett White/The Associated Press)

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is like a Broadway musical on television — but with a deliciously dark side.

Co-writer and star Rachel Bloom joins guest host Gill Deacon to discuss breaking new ground with musical satire, the perils of obsessive romantic love, and her knack for pointed statements about pop culture.

"I really have an allergy to anything cutesy," says Bloom, adding that she's tired of women being represented as harmless and adorable.

"Anything I do, you could never call it cute. If anything it's overly aggressive." 

WEB EXTRA | It's hard to choose between Bloom's beats, but here are a few we mentioned on air. Please note, some of the songs contain explicit language and violent imagery. 



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