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:   thefix.nine.com.au

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Backlash : Amy Schumer ' s upcoming movie I Feel Pretty has already sparked controversy thanks to the release of its first trailer. Outrage: People are furious that the movie has such a 'mean' plotline, which revolves around a woman called Renee, who suffers with severe insecurity.

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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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Amy Schumer ' s new movie ' I Feel Pretty ' hasn't even been released yet — and people already hate it. Amy Schumer has a new movie called " I Feel Pretty ." She plays a woman with low self-esteem who gets a bump to the head and believes she looks like a supermodel.

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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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Amy Schumer ’ s new movie I Feel Pretty hits theaters this weekend, and the early trailers for the flick have given us a good idea of the premise. The film will follow Renee, a woman played by Amy Schumer who is very insecure about her looks.

Amy Schumer ' s ' I Feel Pretty ' Is Making Us Feel Pretty Apprehensive. The trailer for Amy Schumer ’ s new movie I Feel Pretty has already faced a ton of backlash online. I ’m not angry, just disappointed.

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