Thursday, July 30, 2015
I saw Trainwreck last weekend. Have you seen it? I had heard that it was very funny, but it was also sweet and touching in a way I hadn't expected.
I'm coming pretty late to the Amy Schumer party. A few weeks ago, this is all I knew about her:
I've loved Bill Hader for years and this movie is my favorite thing I've ever seen him do.
My favorite thing about this movie, however, wasn't the story or the comedy, it was that there were no jokes or discussion about how Amy doesn't have the typical Hollywood leading lady body. Do you know what I'm talking about? Like how in the Bridget Jones movies, all anyone could talk about was how fat Bridget was, even though she wasn't. Online sources tell me Renee Zellweger weighed between 137 - 147 lbs. (62-66 kg.). She is 5'3" (1.63 m).
Amy Schumer was recently quoted as saying, "I'm probably, like, 160 pounds right now and I can catch a dick whenever I want. Like, that's the truth. It's not a problem."
Throughout the entire Trainwreck movie, there was no mention of Amy's weight or size, except some comments about how hot and sexy she was. There were some gags about her being out of shape, but it was more from the perspective of being someone who parties hard, rather than because she was supposed to be "fat". It was refreshing to see a person of average size in a leading role without the constant barrage of granny-panties and fat lady jokes!
So if you're looking for something fun to do this weekend, see Trainwreck and let me know what you think!