Amy Schumer Tackles Body Image In ‘I Feel Pretty’

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,’ which had its first trailer released through STX on Thursday.

In the film, Schumer plays Renee Barrett, a woman struggling with feelings of inadequacy on a daily basis. But one day, after being knocked unconscious in a freak accident at the gym, she wakes up believing she is the most beautiful and capable woman in the world. Even though her body hasn’t changed at all, Renee goes out with her new confidence and tries out the things she was too self-conscious to try before.

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Screenwriters Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein (“He’s Just Not That Into You”) penned the script and will make their directorial debut. Michelle Williams, Emily Ratajkowski, Rory Scovel, and Aidy Bryant also star.

“I Feel Pretty” hits theaters June 29. Watch the trailer above.

Evolution of Amy Schumer: From Stand Up Comic to 'I Feel Pretty' (Photos)

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    Long before we all came to know and love the charming witty multi-hyphenate, Amy Schumer was once an unknown comic longing for her big break.

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    2003

    Schumer enters the world of stand-up comedy. She performs her first ever gig at Manhattan’s Gotham Comedy Club shortly after graduating from Towson University in Maryland.

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    2007

    Schumer appears on a Comedy Central episode of "Live at Gotham," which showcases comedians performing at the New York City comedy club.

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    2007

    After previously auditioning for but not booking it, the comedian finally makes it on to the fifth season of "Last Comic Standing," where comedians compete for $250,000 and a TV special.

    Schumer placed fourth.

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    2011

    Schumer applies to be a writer on the "Comedy Central Roast of Charlie Sheen," but doesn't get the job -- instead, she gets to be a roaster. 

    She received a great deal of attention for her jokes. Not all of it positive.

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    2012

    Schumer's comedy special "Mostly Sex Stuff" premieres on Comedy Central where she discusses ... well, mostly sex stuff.

    According to the Washington Post, Schumer's comedy special was the second highest rated Comedy Central special in five years.

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  • 2013

    Schumer premieres "Inside Amy Schumer" on Comedy Central, her first comedy pilot. The sketch show was renewed for a fifth season in 2016.

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    2015

    Schumer hosts the 2015 MTV Movie Awards, where she gets praised for her great jokes. 

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    2015

    Time Magazine names Schumer one of its 100 Most Influential People of 2015. 

    The magazine wrote:

    "Amy’s got your back.

    She’s in your corner.

    She’s an honesty bomb.

    And she’s coming for you."

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    2015

    "Trainwreck" (co-starring Bill Hader) put Schumer on the map as both a gifted writer and actress. She earned a nomination from the Writers Guild of America for Best Original Screenplay and won a Golden Globe for Best Actress -- Motion Picture Comedy or Musical.

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    2016

    Schumer was joined on stage at the 2016 Golden Globe Awards by Jennifer Lawrence, and they quickly became Hollywood's most loved BFFs.

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    2016

    The comedian releases a memoir titled "The Girl With the Lower Back Tattoo." The book rose to the No. 1 spot on the New York Times Best Seller List. 

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     2016

    Schumer was in talks to play Barbie in a live-action movie for Sony based on the iconic Mattel line of dolls; the deal later fell through.

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    2017 

    The comedian co-starred with Goldie Hawn in R-rated comedy "Snatched" about a super-cautious mom (Hawn) who joins her daughter (Schumer) on a jungle vacation to Ecuador that goes horribly, horribly wrong.

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    2017 

    Schumer made her Broadway debut in November 2017 in Steve Martin's comedy "Meteor Shower" opposite Keegan-Michael Key, Laura Benanti and Jeremy Shamos.

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    2018

    Schumer starred in the comedy "I Feel Pretty" about a woman who finds confidence and self-esteem after suffering a head injury. Schumer took on criticism of the movie's body image themes. “I heard a lot of, ‘She doesn’t have a right to feel bad about herself because she looks however she looks,'” Schumer said, adding that the movie is “not about an ugly troll becoming beautiful, it’s about a woman who has low self-esteem finding some … Everyone’s got a right to feel that feeling, regardless of their appearance.”

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Watch the comedian go from an unknown to rising movie star

Long before we all came to know and love the charming witty multi-hyphenate, Amy Schumer was once an unknown comic longing for her big break.

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