Comedian Amy Schumer continues her film career with the upcoming summer comedy I Feel Pretty. This will be her third film since Trainwreck and Snatched. The movie is about a young woman who struggles with her looks and self-esteem and comparing herself to other women. One day when she is at the gym she bumps her head causing her to look at herself as beautiful and goes on funny and confident adventures.
Many would think that this is a perfect time to release a movie about a female having confidence in herself due to the many women empowerment movements that have come out this past year. Unfortunately, that is not the case with this project, many people have taken to Twitter to voice their reactions to the movie, and the responses are not good at all.
Many viewers are now commenting that Schumer has made a film that is “problematic” because she is talking about an issue that so many women suffer from, which is low self-esteem and saying that to feel confident you must hit your head and you will see the world differently. Yikes.
Here are some negative tweets about the movie.
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
I don't have respect for unfunny humour. No thanks. #FeelPretty
— it is what it is (@Zahuur_Abdi) February 9, 2018
— Mens Rights Activist (@MensRightsFF) February 10, 2018
Some people are actually defending the comedian against the negative comments she’s receiving.
I, for one, am super fucking stoked to see #ifeelpretty! You shaming the movie and it’s premise for being about someone who is not as “unattractive” as you’d like is sideways to me on so many levels.
— Molly Tarlov (@mollytarlov) February 10, 2018
I'm trying to find some understanding in the backlash @amyschumer is receiving for #IFeelPretty I am sure of one thing; women still continue to tear other women down without reason. We are striving for gender equality but taking steps back by not seting good example #DoBetter
— Nicole Silverman (@SleepySilverman) February 9, 2018
I think I Feel Pretty looks amazing ***Alex***
— Nat & Alex Wolff (@natandalex) February 11, 2018
I find it unfortunate that you have so many well-formed opinions about a movie you haven't seen yet. Also, Amy is one of the few women shaping her career as one who can carry a movie without a male lead. Maybe we should let her tell some stories before dragging her. #IFeelPretty
— Emilia 🗽🌈🚲 (@awesomEmilia) February 9, 2018
What do you think about the movie? Will you go see it?