After revealing that she’s the secret mastermind behind PepsiCo’s new “Lady Doritos,” Amy Schumer decided to hit us with even more exciting news.
During a recent Ellen Show appearance, Schumer unveiled the first trailer for her latest movie, I Feel Pretty. Schumer stars in the film as Renee, an insecure woman who believes that she’s become as beautiful as “Giselle” or “one of the Jenner-Kardashians” after a gruesome SoulCycle mishap and alters her behaviour accordingly.
The “new and improved” Renee lands herself a hot new boyfriend, a job promotion, and invitations to some of New York’s most exclusive parties. But according to the film’s official synopsis, Renee eventually lets her newfound confidence go to her head and begins treating people with the same haughty disdain with which she used to be treated.
The messages about inner beauty and female self-confidence that I Feel Pretty is trying to convey seem to be largely positive—when introducing the I Feel Pretty trailer on Ellen, Schumer rightfully pointed out that men typically have a much more self-assured “mirror face” than women do. The film was also written and directed by Abby Kohn and Marc Silverstein, who helped write other successful, sickly-sweet rom-coms like Never Been Kissed, Valentine’s Day, and How to be Single.
With that being said, we’re a little worried about how Schumer, Kohn, and Silverstein will handle Renee’s sudden self-assuredness. Sure, over-confidence is a real thing. But once Renee realizes the error of her egotistical ways, will she learn that a little bit of confidence can go a long way, or will she erase all the progress she’s made and revert back to the doubtful, self-aggrandizing person she was before the SoulCycle incident? Schumer does have a history of doing and saying some pretty questionable things, but we nevertheless have faith that I Feel Pretty will live up to its funny, relevant and uplifting potential.
I Feel Pretty comes out on June 29 and also stars Michelle Williams (as Avery LeClaire, Renee’s boss), Gone Girl’s Emily Ratajkowski, Busy Phillips, as well as comics Aidy Bryant, Sasheer Zamata, and Rory Scovel.