I tried watching Amy Schumer’s show once and it was just too . . . I don’t know, it felt like she was trying too hard. But one of her skits just went viral, and it’s so, so good, and a new one just dropped that’s an extremely catchy music video, and now I am officially an Amy Schumer fangirl.
The music video is “Girl, You Don’t Need Make-Up,” a great send-up of the “She doesn’t know she’s beautiful” song that’s always made me crazy, and the viral skit is Josh Charles as a anti-rape football coach in “Football Town Nights.” Just as the bit starts to get old, Charles comes through with an impassioned speech at the end that pretty much nails the whole high school rape debate. (I also love all the arguments people give him on his policy since they pretty much echo the cluelessness of the bottom of the internet). Also check out, Last Fuckable Day, an equally good discussion of the shelf life of actresses in particular and women in general.
Anybody who says humor isn’t a weapon for change hasn’t met Amy Schumer.
(Also apologies for missing Cherry Saturday; by the time I realized I’d missed Saturday, it was Monday. Yes, I will do better.)