Amy Schumer, Trainwreck star and the face of People magazine’s “25 Most Intriguing People” edition recently revealed that one particularly sexist review her film got. And how the man who wrote it is now looking to woo her. “With ‘Trainwreck’ coming out, I was like, “Everyone’s going to say, ‘She’s not pretty enough to be in this movie,'” said Schumer to The Hollywood Reporter. “And then only one dude wrote that, and people really attacked him, and then he redacted that and wanted to date me.”
The writer she mentioned is Jeffrey Wells, who wrote a review of her film, that mostly was just a negative review of her face. He claimed the film wasn’t believable because Schumer would “no way be an object of heated romantic interest in the real world,” He called her features “wide” and reminiscent of “a blonde Lou Costello around the time of ‘Buck Privates,’ or Jennifer Aniston’s somewhat heavier, not-as-lucky sister who watches a lot of TV.”
And when he was confronted he, like Schumer said, apologized for it and called her a “first-class talent and deserves more respect than what I gave her.” Which is definitely true. Amy’s film revolves around her romantic and sexual life. The film wouldn’t have been made if this wasn’t what Amy had already experienced in the real world. She told an entire audience at the Glamour Women of the Year event, “I’m like 160 pounds right now, and I can catch a dick whenever I want.” So Wells’ article doesn’t have much ground to stand on, it’s merely his own sexist assumption. Thankfully he did apologize, showing good character and setting a good example for other male film critics, who do tend to run articles that are astoundingly misogynistic. He surely has learned his lesson, seeing as now, like Schumer says, he doesn’t find her wide facial features off putting enough to dissuade him from wanting to get with her.