How Proud Would Gloria Steinem Be Of The Latest Inside Amy Schumer?
She worked as a Playboy Bunny. She's seen worse than 'Finger Blasters.'
Inside Amy Schumer presents itself as a progressive, feminist comedy show...but is it? Let's rate each sketch on a scale of 1 to 5 feminists!
Who are the enemies of feminism? Dudes who think women can't/shouldn't raunch it up by using freezer food snacks to explain the complexities of digital simulation; Abstinence-Only Weirdos™.
How does Amy attempt to upend the patriarchy?By showing that even generic commercial soccer moms can be progressive about their kids' sexual curiosity/snacking choices.
Best Line:[/insect] "Let's be real: they're teens. They're gonna be snacking. I feel safe knowing that it's under my roof rather than behind some movie theater or in the woods."
How much Girl Power does this sketch display? There's some well-intentioned honesty about underage sex here, but mostly it's an excuse to have fresh-faced moppets say dirty things about chicken fingers.
Call Of Duty For Ladies
Who are the enemies of feminism? The videogame industry; your boyfriend who feels more passionately about the problems with Call of Duty: Ghosts than he does about the sexual assault epidemic in our actual military.
How does Amy attempt to upend the patriarchy? Basically making a stand against everything that certain Republican congressmen would like women to just chillax about.
Best Line: "What? They can do that? What the fuck is this game? Fuck your fuckin' military bullshit!"
How much Girl Power does this sketch display? The shitty, shitty truth about rape in the U.S. military is not a subject most comedy shows would tackle, but I think Schumer actually stuck the landing and, I hope, inspired more than a few Google searches from concerned viewers.
I'm So Bad
Who are the enemies of feminism? Self-hating women who think that eating anything besides a side salad should be punishable by death; the beauty-industrial complex that enforces their neuroses.
How does Amy attempt to upend the patriarchy? By literally devouring a male waiter with two of her best girlfriends; Nikki Glaser has flan instead.
Best Line: "Last Sunday, after I took a smoke machine to the burn unit to see how they would react, I ate so much General Tso's, they gave me his hat! It looks insane on me!"
How much Girl Power does this sketch display? Amy and her friends' escalating confessions of horrible behavior and shame eating don't seem to be going anywhere until desert arrives in the form of some cathartic feminist violence.
Who are the enemies of feminism? Bros who bro out about the women who let them fuck them, while playing poker in the saddest Man Caves available. Unless you're talking about a woman they actually know, in which case: that's gross, bro. She's like, an actual person.
How does Amy attempt to upend the patriarchy? Obviously, by turning out to be a weirder sex freak than her husband's bros. Obviously.
Best Line: Honestly, everything that happened after Zach Braff said "credenza" is a blur to me; I just started imagining an alternative version of Scrubs in which JD and Turk quit Sacred Heart and open a B&B in Connecticut.
How much Girl Power does this sketch display? Girls can be just as raunchy as the boys, which is ground this show has already covered in cleverer ways.
Celebrity Prom Surprise!
Who are the enemies of feminism? A society convinced that women in their thirties shouldn't dress up like prostitute Cinderellas and crash high school proms.
How does Amy attempt to upend the patriarchy? With a can-do attitude and a purse chock-full of dental dams.
Best Line: "No, you silly hooker! I'm here for prom!," which also happens to be what I say to Whole Foods employees when they question why I'm wandering around drunk in the vitamin aisle in the middle of the afternoon.
How much Girl Power does this sketch display? We should actually be on society's side here. But good for Amy for showing that women can be sexual offenders too?