Schumer’s No Trainwreck

Posted by on Apr 5, 2016 in The Flack | One Comment

Trainwreck_posterMy wife and I finally had a chance to catch up on some flicks during last weekend’s rain-fest in New York. (There’s only so much bingeing one can do on “House of Cards,” “Billions” and “Vice.”) We decided to test our tolerance for the tasteless “Trainwreck,” the tortured NYC love story written by and starring Amy Schumer.

You know what? I can see why her star is on the rise. Except for a few uncomfortable scenes, we found the film to be intelligent and more often than not, hilarious. It certainly wasn’t as raunchy as her stand-up HBO comedy special, or as dumb as those Bud Light commercials with Seth Rogen.

If you missed this, Ms. Schumer today called out Condé Nast’s once most profitable magazine Glamour for featuring her in a plus-size special issue, or as Glamour branded it, the “Chic At Any Size” issue. First of all, Ms. Schumer, a big girl, took issue with the term “plus-sized,” and being branded as such. (Think Sports Illustrated’s version of Dove’s Real Beauty campaign.)

Ashley Graham, the first plus-sized model to grace the cover of SI's swimsuit issue.

Ashley Graham, the first plus-sized model to grace the cover of SI’s iconic swimsuit issue.

SI’s sister pub People ran with this headline:

“Amy Schumer Joins the Movement Against the Term ‘Plus Size’ After Slamming Glamour: ‘We Are Done with These Unnecessary Labels’

Ms. Schumer set tongues-a wagging after posting this to her Instragram followers:

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To add insult to injury, Ms. Schumer contends that Glamour never informed her about the context in which she was to appear in the magazine, which may be the fault of a PR rep dropping the ball. I mean who in our biz sets up a client for a photo shoot/interview without knowing how it will be used or who else is part of the story?

To Glamour’s discredit, everyone’s jumped on this story…except Glamour. Nothing has appeared on the publication’s Instagram or Twitter feeds as of this writing.

Let’s keep an eye out for a mea culpa from the venerable Condé Nast glossy.

1 Comment

  1. Erika Angel
    May 7, 2016

    Funny we had the same starting opinion on the movie trainwreck. I was also hesitant to watching but and thought it would be a flop. I too, surprisingly, found myself laughing throughout the entire film. As to Amy being put in the plus sized issue of Glamour… I am surprised! It is probably a horrible feeling being represented under pretenses that you were unaware of/did not agree too! Since it is such a touchy subject its hard to imagine what Glamour would even respond saying to Amy. Did Amy feel like being represented as a plus sized woman would be bad for her reputation. Or was her only concern that she felt she was being misrepresented? Also I’d be curious to see how plus sized women felt about Amy’s comment.

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