The trailer for Amy Schumer’s new comedy I Feel Pretty has just been released.
Playing alongside Schumer in the comedy is Michelle Williams. The duo will be starring alongside each other in Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein‘s directorial debut.
Williams will play the role of Avery LeClaire, a cosmetics company boss, who starts to take more notice of her employee Renee Bennett (Schumer). Renee suffers from a knock on the head and since then she believes a spell has made her the most beautiful woman but really she hasn’t been changed a bit. Her new self-confidence has helped her career soar.
“My character Renee, she kind of has low self-esteem and she really wants to be pretty and just feel all the parts of life that open up to you when you’re just gorgeous, and then I fall off my bike in SoulCycle and I start seeing myself as a supermodel,” Schumer said on Ellen DeGeneres’ show Thursday.
“I look exactly the same, but in my mind, I am Giselle (Bündchen), I am one of the Jenner-Kardashians — gorgeous, and things start happening.”
The trailer for the movie was released on The Ellen Show last week and it did not receive a good reaction.
— Amy Schumer (@amyschumer) February 8, 2018
The main theme of the comedy deals with the female body image and its representation in the media.
However, there was a lot of people who were not happy with the snippet they have seen so far and have taken to Twitter to vent their views. One thing people seemed to take issue with was the gender imbalance.
In light of Amy Schumer’s new film, all male led comedy movies of the 2000s must add a prologue of the lead character hitting their head and gaining confidence to account for the fact that they are ugly (see: Will Ferrell, Jack Black, Vince Vaughan etc)
— Rose Matafeo (@Rose_Matafeo) February 10, 2018
There was some sarcastic comments made about the storyline.
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
A lot of viewers were not happy with the joke that the runs throughout about being unattractive.
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