OH PLEASE: Overweight ‘Feminist’ Actress Amy Schumer To Play ‘Barbie’ In New Movie
Amy Schumer is one of the many liberal celebrities who promised to leave America if Trump won but hasn’t kept her promise, thus disappointing millions of proud Americans.
Now she’s in talks to play ‘Barbie’ in a movie about the iconic doll. Doesn’t that clash with her so-called ‘feminist’ values? Oh right, she’s a liberal – so that doesn’t matter.
Deadline Hollywood reports:
Amy Schumer Playing ‘Barbie’
Amy Schumer is in negotiations to play the title role in Barbie, the live-action Sony Pictures film based on the venerable Mattel toyline. The PG movie will begin production in the spring for a global summer 2018 tentpole bow, after Schumer puts her imprint on the Hilary Winston script, doing a rewrite with her sister Kim Caramele.
Given her edgy stand-up comedy and her movie breakthrough writing and starring in the R-rated Trainwreck, what makes Schumer the right actress to play the embodiment of a beloved toyline that for years featured a doll with impossibly perfect physical proportions? Aside from the fact that she has Barbie hair, Schumer’s growing stature as a role model for female empowerment fits perfectly with how the film will exploit Barbie’s evolution into dolls of different sizes and shapes.
Schumer will play a character who lives in Barbieland, among all of the various Barbie characters beloved by doll collectors (there are dolls covering over 180 careers). In a fish-out-of-water story reminiscent of films like Splash and Big, Schumer’s Barbie gets kicked out, basically because she’s not perfect enough, is a bit eccentric and doesn’t quite fit the mold. She then goes on an adventure in the real world and by the time she returns to Barbieland to save it, she has gained the realization that perfection comes on the inside, not the outside, and that the key to happiness is belief in oneself, free of the obligation to adhere to some unattainable standard of perfection.
Prediction: This movie will do just as well as the all female remake of Ghostbusters. In other words, it’ll be a total bomb.