A Vulnerable Amy Schumer Covers 'Marie Claire'
“I feel so bad for him. How exhausting it must be dating me.”
Amy Schumer’s unapologetic and unabashed humor is her armor but on Marie Claire’s August issue, the comedian reminds us she’s still human. Even so, there’s no topic – insecurities or otherwise – that is banned from her vernacular. Schumer’s charm rests on her talent to dissect awkward life moments into “growing pains”-type humor.
On the cover, she opens up about relationship woes and awkward sex – she’s, dare we say, very vulnerable. Read an excerpt from Schumer’s interview below and pick-up the issue when it drops on July 19.
On what she was like growing up: “I was always self-effacing, self-reflective. I hated feeling I was just like every other girl on Long Island. Looking at my clothes and my hair. I was very aware of not wanting to be the same as everyone.”
On being in love: “Being in love is the scariest thing in the world. You want to f-ing cry and scream. I can’t handle it. Every time we say good-bye, I think, This will have been a nice last week together. Or I tell myself nothing is real and he’s going to leave me and tell me he never loved me. I feel so bad for him. How exhausting it must be dating me.”
On her first sexual experience: “My first sexual experience was not a good one. I didn’t think about it until I started reading my journal again. When it happened, I wrote about it almost like a throwaway. It was like, And then I looked down and realized he was inside of me. He was saying, ‘I’m so sorry’ and ‘I can’t believe I did this.”