This 'Crazy Ex-Girlfriend' Video Gets So, So Real

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Crazy Ex-Girlfriend has gifted its viewers with many a musical number since premiering in 2015, but one song in particular has been noticeably absent from the show. As a running gag in Season 2, any character that begins to sing "Period Sex" is instantly cut off after only a few lines. But now, just ahead of the Season 2 finale, Rachel Bloom has treated fans to an early send-off. That's right, Crazy Ex-Girlfriend's "Period Sex" video is finally here, and, let me tell you, it was well worth the wait.

"Period Sex" may not be PG enough for television, but it's refreshing to see it talked about in such an honest way on any medium. On screen sex scenes often shy away from the more awkward parts of intercourse, but shows like Crazy Ex and Girls have done well to portray what can really happen between the sheets. It's not always perfect, and that's an important thing to demonstrate in order to open dialogue and subvert outdated standards when it comes to sex.

Alas, it will never air because "It’s actually one of the filthiest things ever," as producer Aline Brosh McKenna told Rotten Tomatoes. But that didn't stop the Crazy Ex team from putting it out online. "For months now, everyone's been stopping the music video 'Period Sex' from happening, but the jokes on them because now they're all in the music video 'Period Sex,'" series star Rachel Bloom says before launching into the one-and-a-half minute clip.

In it, she stands in an appropriately flowy red dress against a series of shifting red backdrops. She juxtaposes scenes from previous episodes with her own lyrics, including glorious lines like "Think of it as Mother Nature's juice clams" and "If you're grossed out, let's pretend it's cherry lube."

Admittedly, it's one of the more vulgar tracks in Crazy Ex's repertoire, but the show has always done well to explore the not-so-sexy aspects of sex. Greg (Santino Fontana) belted out an ode to giving Rachel a UTI, while Rachel sang about the risk of STDs in "Sex With A Stranger." That's why Crazy Ex is so great: it's not afraid to be real.

Stay tuned to see what songs do make it to broadcast when the Season 2 finale of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend airs Feb. 3.