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