Entertainment Amy Schumer's new movie 'I Feel Pretty' sparks backlash over body image plot

16:06  12 february  2018
16:06  12 february  2018 Source:   9The FIX

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Some people, including feminist comedian Sofie Hagen, have some issues with how Schumer is tackling the subject of body image , taking to Twitter to voice their concerns. "So the new Amy Schumer movie is about a woman who is half an inch from being conventionally Hollywood attractive

So the new Amy Schumer movie is about a woman who is half an inch from being conventionally Hollywood attractive (but rest-of-the-world attractive) who thinks she' s Watch the trailer for my new comedy, I Feel Pretty – coming soon to theaters. # FeelPretty pic.twitter.com/TITRYJSGc4.

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Amy Schumer has long been praised for her refreshing perspective on body image, but her upcoming film has some people confused.

The 36-year-old Trainwreck star tweeted the trailer for her new comedy, I Feel Pretty, on February 9, writing alongside the clip, "Change everything, without changing anything."

In the short video, we meet protagonist Renee (Schumer) who falls off her bike during a spin class, hits her head, and wakes to possess a newfound confidence.

"I've always wondered what it's like to be undeniably pretty," Schumer says via voiceover at the beginning of the clip.

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The idea of a body switch movie without actual bodyswitch is pretty funny. Tonally it seems all over the place though. People realllllllly love loudly telling other people how bad the new thing Amy Schumer has done/is about to do is.

The comedian plays a woman whose view of her body completely changes after an accident Amy Schumer , who has spent her comedy career tackling body image and fat shaming, will tackle those issues in the upcoming comedy “ I Feel Pretty

And low and behold, that's exactly what happens. (Thanks, head injury!).

Not only does she love her "new" physical appearance, but she has oodles of confidence with the opposite sex, and zero doubts about her capabilities at work. (Much to the surprise of her pals, played by Michelle Williams, Busy Phillips, and Emily Ratajkowski).

Renee's new lease on life results in her trying out everything she was too self-conscious to try before.

But critics have taken aim at Schumer's handling of body image, with some even going as far to say it contributes to women's oppression.

Fellow comedian Sofie Hagen unleashed a barrage of tweets that took Schumer to task on representation, while slamming Hollywood's unrealistic beauty ideals.

Another person expressed disappointment in Schumer's dealing with the intricacies of body image, writing, "It’s the same narrative of a 'bigger' girl being ugly."

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The new Amy Schumer comedy, ‘ I Feel Pretty ,’ is a fun play on body -swap comedies. And it’ s a fun play on body -swap comedies like Drop Dead Diva, except instead of waking up in a new body , it’ s the same body with a new perspective.

Photo by Mark Davis / Getty Images . Just a couple days ago it was announced that Amy Schumer had signed on to star in the upcoming live-action Barbie movie , with a plot that mirrors the brand’ s I feel happy. I think I look strong and healthy and also like miss trunchbull from Matilda. Kisses!”

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