Watch Amy Schumer: Mostly Sex Stuff
- 1 hr 1 min
Amy Schumer: Mostly Sex Stuff is a comedy show featuring the stand-up comic and actress Amy Schumer, and directed by Ryan Polito. The show was recorded in front of a live audience at the Fillmore in San Francisco, and premiered on Comedy Central in 2012. The show starts with Amy Schumer delivering an opening monologue that sets the tone for the rest of the show. She introduces herself as a single woman in her late twenties who loves sex and occasionally drinks too much. From this point on, the show is basically a showcase of her edgy, unapologetic, and often raunchy sense of humor, as she tackles topics such as dating, sex, relationships, and her own personal experiences with each. One of the most memorable pieces in the show is Schumer's take on the popular ABC reality show The Bachelor, which she describes as a "slow build to slut-shaming". Schumer hilariously deconstructs the ridiculous premise of the show, and pokes fun at the contestants' efforts to win the heart of the bachelor, who is usually a bland, interchangeable hunk of a man. Schumer also talks about her sexual exploits, and shares stories about the different characters she has met in the dating scene. Among these characters are a guy named Derek, who suffers from premature ejaculation; a man who works at J. Crew, and who Schumer describes as "the safest guy in the world"; and a guy who is into BDSM, and whose idea of dirty talk is to ask if she needs a blanket. Another one of her hilarious pieces is her take on the movie Gone with the Wind, which she describes as "impossible to watch, and almost as long as the Civil War itself". Schumer highlights the racism and sexism of the movie, and suggests that maybe the classic should be re-edited to make Scarlett O'Hara a little more relatable in the modern era. One of the most striking things about the show is the way Schumer blends her comedic chops with her feminist sensibilities. In her routine, she challenges the double standards and stereotypes that women face when it comes to dating and sex. She takes on issues such as slut-shaming, body image, and the pressure to conform to unrealistic beauty standards. Schumer refuses to see herself as a victim, and instead empowers herself and other women to own their sexual desires and assert their independence. Apart from the stand-up routine, the show also features a few sketches and vignettes that showcase Schumer's acting skills. In one of these sketches, she plays an overzealous Disney princess who gets fired for being too inappropriate; in another sketch, she plays a case worker who tries to convince a street harlot to pursue her dream of becoming a lady wrestler. Overall, Amy Schumer: Mostly Sex Stuff is a highly enjoyable and hilarious comedy show that showcases the talents of one of the funniest and most unapologetic comedians working today. It's definitely not for the faint of heart, as Schumer's humor is raw, explicit, and sometimes offensive. However, those who are willing to ride along with her on this wild and irreverent journey will find plenty of laughs and food for thought.