Taking on casual sexism has been a part of Inside Amy Schumer, Amy Schumer's popular Comedy Central show, for two full seasons now, and she's already earning high praise for her third. Last night, the comedian took her critiques to a whole new level with an episode-long parody of Sidney Lumet's 12 Angry Men, featuring an all-star cast debating whether or not she's hot enough to be on TV.
Titled 12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer, the black-and-white episode stars the likes of Jeff Goldblum, Paul Giamatti, and John Hawkes, all deliberating on whether or not Schumer would give them a "reasonable chub." The sketch is a reaction to the kinds of conversations some men have about women in Hollywood.
"It's a theme that's ever-present on the show."
"It’s the first idea I had for writing the third season," Schumer told Vanity Fair last week. "It’s a theme that has been kind of ever-present on the show — women constantly being evaluated and the sort of rage men have for anyone who is not a ‘10.’"
Inside Amy Schumer's third season is already full of sketches that take our culture to task for how it views women. Last week's episode skewered Western beauty standards with a parody of One Direction's "What Makes You Beautiful." The sketch and accompanying hashtag quickly went viral.