When fans heard Amy Schumer had a new movie coming out, they were excited to see what she had in store for them, as “Trainwreck” was an absolute gem. On Thursday, Schumer shared the official trailer for her new movie “I Feel Pretty” on Twitter.
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) February 8, 2018
In the movie, Schumer plays Renee, who struggles with low self-esteem. During an interview on “Ellen,” Schumer said her character struggles with wanting to experience life the way pretty girls do, with all the same perks and opportunities.
During a Soul Cycle class, Schumer’s character falls off her bike, hits her head, and after waking up sees herself as a “supermodel.”
While the movie is supposed to teach girls about being confident and loving themselves, many people feel as though the film sends the wrong message about women who aren’t “the perfect size 2.”
Who is this meant to resonate with? Before we can enjoy the premis, surely we have to buy into the fact that she is not pretty. How many of us are bigger than her? Are we supposed to accept that THIS is ugly when it's all we've been taught that we should aim for?
— Sofie Hagen (@SofieHagen) February 9, 2018
I MEAN, SHE HITS HER HEAD AND THEN FEELS BEAUTIFUL. This movie legit had to become SCI-FI for it to be realistic. Only in a MAGICAL universe could she possibly feel pretty. HER – blonde, white, thin, femme, cis, blah, she is ALL THE THINGS AND STILL SHE IS NOT CONSIDERED PRETTY.
— Sofie Hagen (@SofieHagen) February 9, 2018
Many people shared their disgust for the film’s plot on Twitter.
This trailer makes me feel genuinely depressed. What were you thinking … smh 🤦♀️
Not cool man, not cool
— Leanne Taylor (@Arlandria_II) February 10, 2018
I had such high hopes but once again it’s the same narrative of a “bigger” girl being ugly. Implying that the only way we could be happy with ourselves is after a head injury that makes us “feel pretty” is just bullshit. 💁🏼♀️🙄 https://t.co/ARSXuRblpL
— Destiny 🧜🏻♀️🌊 (@fablesandfae) February 9, 2018
is this movie REALLY just making jokes about a fatter woman actually ~loving herself~ like that’s the funniest concept in the world……………………….. yikes https://t.co/AILxQ6CkcR
— parker elizabeth (@TheatreGeek17) February 9, 2018
See, here's the thing: As a woman who is actually fat, I have been routinely accused of being mentally ill or, yes, having injured my brain by people (almost always men) who don't believe I should have the self-confidence I do have. This isn't funny.https://t.co/jaPAKJvzlV
— Melissa McEwan (@Shakestweetz) February 9, 2018
Man, Amy Schumer's new movie where being fat and confident in your body is a joke and assuring women that if they're skinny they have nothing to be self conscious about is super empowering and body positive. pic.twitter.com/H2iupfTQrJ
— Abrasive (@GodlessCharlie) February 9, 2018
The majority of people expressing their outrage are saying that the movie gives a bad name to body positivity and is a bad look for “bigger girls everywhere.”
Excuse me- this new Amy Schumer movie where she’s supposed to be “gross” until she hits her head in a fucking Soul Cycle class and wakes up feeling “pretty” ?????????
— Best Coast (@BestCoast) February 9, 2018
— Dreams and Despair (@DreamandDespair) February 9, 2018
I think this movie is good and bad I don’t understand the concept of why a plus size woman has to hit her head to feel beautiful
— Lynzie (@zgirl24) February 10, 2018
I like you Amy, but you missed the mark on this one. It’s a big pass for me. pic.twitter.com/7jH4F1tJnf
— Elvita (@__Elvita) February 10, 2018
did amy schumer really think a movie about a woman needing a blow to the head to feel confident in her body would uplift people????
— Rachel Whitehurst (@RachLWhitehurst) February 10, 2018
So Amy Schumer is releasing a movie where the whole joke is that she’s confident despite the fact that she’s a size what, 10? Fuck you, Amy. I’m confident at size 20 and it’s not a damn joke. It takes work. And quit pretending you’re fucking FAT because you’re not sample size.
— a fool (@actualseawitch) February 10, 2018
just watched the Amy Schumer movie trailer and wow it’s worse than I even expected. not only does it take a blow to the head for this slightly chubby girl to think she’s attractive but EVERYONE around her is shocked by her confidence?
— fiona 💞 (@neonfiona) February 10, 2018
Which movie executive hit their head and thought Amy Schumer's new movie was a good idea
— Bec Shaw (@Brocklesnitch) February 9, 2018
In all honesty, I’m a fan of Amy Schumer and her comedy (most of the time), but I think this movie missed the mark just a little. I get the idea behind it, but I do think it can come off a bit offensive and unfair to girls who suffer from low self-esteem.
AMY SCHUMER MADE A FUCKING MOVIE WHERE A WOMAN WHO IS CONVENTIONALLY PRETTY BY REAL WORLD STANDARDS HAS TO BE BRAIN DAMAGED TO FIND HERSELF ATTRACTIVE AND LIVE CONFIDENTLY
FUCK ALL THE WAY OFF
— Charlie Brazen (@charliebrazen) February 10, 2018
What do you think? Offensive, or hilarious?