Amy Schumer Conquers America & Her 'Vogue' Cover
Read also an excerpt from Schumer’s much-anticipated memoir ‘The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo’.
It’s appropriate that the woman conquering America with humor is now covering Vogue. With Inside Amy Schumer on its fourth season, an upcoming Madison Square Garden gig, and a memoir coming out next month, there’s no stopping Amy Schumer — her translation: “the feedback that reaches me is so equal in appreciation and outrage that it doesn’t feel overwhelming in either direction.”
She’s blunt and unapologetic — but it’s not mean. Instead it’s about being honest: “I think the reign of the mean girls is ending,” she says. “I think people are gravitating toward a more honest, more normal human.”
Head over to Vogue for the 1-on-1 with Schumer and read an excerpt from The Girl with the Lower Back Tattoo — Amy Schumer’s memoir — below.
“I have had only one one-night stand in my life. I’m so sorry to disappoint anyone who thinks I walk around at all times with a margarita in one hand and a dildo in the other. Maybe the misunderstanding comes from the fact that, onstage, I group together all my wildest, worst sexual memories—a grand total of about five experiences over the course of 35 years. When you hear about them back-to-back it probably sounds like my vagina is a revolving door at Macy’s during Christmastime. But I talk about these few misadventures because it’s not that funny or interesting to hear about someone’s healthy, everyday sex life. Imagine me onstage saying, “So last night I got in bed with my boyfriend and we held each other in a supportive, loving way, and then he made sweet love to me.” The crowd would walk out, and I’d walk out with them.
Sometimes I try to convince myself that I can have emotionless sex, but I haven’t even made out with a guy I’ve met after one of my shows. I know some male comics who say they’ve never gotten laid without the girl seeing them perform first. In my experience the life of a female comic is not one that results in any sort of action. I’m not in this for the dick is what I’m saying. When I’m single and one-night stands present themselves, I am usually a fairly self-protective chick. Well, except for this one time. . . .”
- Annie Leibovitz