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Amy Schumer is hosting this year’s MTV Movie Awards, and we can’t wait for her epic night of debauchery. She’s made a career out of her over-the-top inappropriate but hysterical sense of humor, and now she gets to do that during one of the more off-the-cuff award shows of the year. To preview all the shenanigans that are coming our way, the network has released a brief promotional video featuring Schumer and an uncomfortable interaction with Anna Kendrick.
Kendrick is probably sick and tired of hearing people talk about "Cups," the song she covered with her Pitch Perfect co-stars. After breaking into the top 10 spots on Billboard’s Hot 100, everyone has listened to it on repeat and re-watched the adjoining music video countless times. But the 29-year-old has to endure it a little bit more, as Schumer steps in for a filthier rendition of the game. After chugging whatever liquored concoction was in her red solo cup, the comedienne tells Kendrick, "You’re not going to believe where I can shoot it out of … My pussy."
Can we appreciate that moment for a second? As chronicled by Vulture, there was once a time when Amy Schumer's TV home of Comedy Central would bleep the word "pussy," while allowing everyone to throw around "dick" jokes whenever possible. This inherently sexist outlook didn’t sit right with Schumer, so she and her Inside Amy Schumer executive producer Dan Powell fought to change the policy. It was thanks to a conference call with the network that Schumer refers to as "Dan’s Mr. Smith Goes to Washington" that freed the word. Schumer’s first sketch to feature the now-uncensored "pussy" was "Acting Off-Camera" from season 2, which she calls the funniest episode of the season.
She couldn’t help but drop the P-bomb in her MTV Movie Awards promo, and hopefully, in the interest of freedom of speech and Amurica, she’ll use it a lot more during her hosting turn. We’re sure the primarily teen-based audience of MTV would get lots of LOLs out of that.
Season 1 of Inside Amy Schumer became the #1 entertainment show on cable in its time slot among adults 18-49, and she’s been able to bring in a 50/50 male-to-female audience ratio. That said, this hosting turn will do wonders for her, as she’ll be throwing herself in the faces of high schoolers and younger teens watching the MTV Movie Awards. The show also comes before she’ll be seen in Judd Apatow’s Trainwreck, which was written by Schumer and will likely propel her into super-stardom.
Bottom line, as many people as possible need to experience her comedic stylings, because she’s a star!