A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
Though many of Schumer's skits are seemingly sexist, for instance, one in which she enthusiastically responds to blatantly sexual texts from a man she barely knows, the jokes are actually subversively feminist. But kids have to be old enough to get that.
Positive Role Models
Most of the characters Schumer plays are shallow and self-debasing, caricatures of various types of women instead of actual women. She uses her show to offer a female perspective.
Sex, Romance & Nudity
Very heavy sexual humor: The very first skit on the very first show depicts Schumer showing auditioning for the hideous viral Internet porn video "Two Girls, One Cup." Schumer also sends dirty texts to a man she barely knows, uses a lot of sexual language, and makes references to masturbation and dildos, and refers to herself as a "slut" and a "whore." Jokes about one-night stands, etc.
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Many bleeped curses: "Just get f--ked!" Also lots of coarse language: "Did I wear a bag?" asks a one-night stand of Schumer, wondering if he wore a condom when he was with her. "What a dick!" she says, hanging up the phone.
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Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Many references to drinking, being drunk, being hammered, etc.
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Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Inside Amy Schumer is a very raunchy sketch show starring a comedian who takes on very dicey subjects: one-night stands, strippers, prostitutes, Plan B, oral sex, on and on. The humor is over-the top, and also very funny; and, unlike most sketch shows, it's presented from a female point of view. Parents who don't mind all the (bleeped) cursing, general salty language and sexual content may find this show to be surbversively feminist and appropriate for sophisticated older teens.
Is It Any Good?
Inside Amy Schumer is what TGS, the faux show at the center of 30 Rock, could be if the writers of 30 Rock actually wrote a funny show-within-a-show instead of throwaway jokes about Fart Doctor. Inside Amy Schumer is fearlessly feminist, defiantly woman-oriented, hysterically funny and so very, very dirty that parents will most definitely want to watch first before letting teens tune in.
An illustration: One sketch involves a casting session for an unbelievably obscene viral porn video; the casting director describes in heinous detail what will be involved. "Well, I guess I need more on-camera time," Schumer says, psyching herself up for the job. "It's commentary, right? It's kinda meta?" She wonders if it's art and might end up in the MOMA. "No, it's scat porn," says the director. "It's the opposite of art." If that sounds funny to you, you'll laugh at Inside Amy Schumer. If it sounds dreadful, you won't. Pretty simple.
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