Amy Schumer is having a moment. The 34-year-old comedian, actress and writer has become America’s irreverent sweetheart, and we couldn’t be happier. Trainwreck, the Judd Apatow-directed movie that she wrote and starred in comes out this weekend, and reviews are strong: the flick has garnered an 88% Rotten Tomatoes score, with critics calling it both funny and bold. “[Schumer] takes the romantic-comedy heroine and the onscreen treatment of feminism to places they’ve seldom, if ever, been before,” writes Dana Stevens of Slate. We’re running off to the movie theater, but first, here are 10 reasons why we’d love to call Amy Schumer our BFF:
10. She’s Body-Positive
Amy often jokes about how her body doesn’t fit the typical Hollywood standard, but her message is clear: if you don’t like it, f–k off. In her hilarious and inappropriate acceptance speech at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards earlier this year, she told the audience, “I’m like 160 pounds right now, and I can catch a d–k whenever I want, and that’s the truth,” as they erupted in wild applause. She also slammed women’s magazines for making you feel “bad for just being born with a p—y.” She later reflected on her speech to Glamour, saying: “I’m proud of what I said. I think it’s good to see somebody saying: I have a belly. And I have cellulite. And I still deserve love. And to catch the old D. And to not apologize.” Instead of feeling bad about our bodies, we should take a page from Amy’s book, try on some confidence and give the finger to everyone who’s not on board with our awesomeness.