She’s here for Amy Schumer falling off a SoulCycle bike, but not for veiled homophobic bullshit or plot holes
Greta Gerwig may now be the Oscar-nominated director and screenwriter that gave us stunning coming-of-age triumph Lady Bird, but it turns out she’s not above going to the cinema with her friends to enjoy and rip into a trashy comedy.
Yesterday, Twitter user Jaye Hunt went to the cinema in New York to watch Amy Schumer’s latest film I Feel Pretty where she realised that she was sat directly behind Gerwig and a bunch of her friends.
Cue a very long, exceedingly hilarious live-tweet session as Hunt watched and took notes of Gerwig’s reactions to the film. Because if you’re going to trust anyone’s opinion on a film, it’s going to be the woman who made the highest rated film on Rotten Tomatoes, right?
um I’m in a movie theater about to see I feel pretty alone and greta gerwig just walked in and sat down in front of me— jaye hunt (@hayejunt) May 9, 2018
her friends keep coming in to join her and I’m terrified that saoirse is on her way— jaye hunt (@hayejunt) May 9, 2018
she’s drinking the biggest movie theater soda I’ve ever seen!!!! I always thought no one ever ordered the extra large but GRETA GERWIG DOES— jaye hunt (@hayejunt) May 9, 2018
I Feel Pretty is Amy Schumer’s latest venture into big screen awkward relatable girl comedy, where she’s basically playing herself. Her character hits her head in an accident and gains extreme self-confidence, as her self-perception changes and she now sees herself to be beautiful. The premise can’t be picked at too much due to some raging plot holes, veiled homophobia against her effeminate co-star, and problematic notions about beauty ideals that it cackhandedly tries to confront. It’s a bit like Shallow Hal, although not as good, obviously.
Ultimately, “Ugh” – Greta Gerwig, visionary director and writer, and now queen of film criticism!
“ugh” - greta at the end of the opening credits— jaye hunt (@hayejunt) May 9, 2018
I’m... not 100% sure why but greta is CACKLING at amy schumer falling off the soulcycle bike? she’s still laughing and it happened a full minute ago— jaye hunt (@hayejunt) May 9, 2018
JDDNALJDSLSOXNSLSOSJSLDODJALAOS SHE JUST LOUDLY POINTED OUT A PLOT HOLE AND SOMEONE SHUSHED HER— jaye hunt (@hayejunt) May 9, 2018
there’s a weird vaguely homophobic recurring thing about amy schumer’s love interest being kind of effeminate and greta is NOT having it!!! the only true ally— jaye hunt (@hayejunt) May 9, 2018
FULL VOLUME AT THE QUIETEST MOMENT OF THE CLIMAX OF THE MOVIE: “THIS MOVIE IS IN. COMP. RE. HENSIBLE.”— jaye hunt (@hayejunt) May 9, 2018
Talking to Junkee about her momentuous trip to the cinema, Hunt, a director and podcast host, said she was “99.9% sure it was her”.
Hunt later took to Twitter again to clarify why she had her phone out, and Gerwig’s actions in the theatre that supposedly made people leave:
just to get out ahead of this:— jaye hunt (@hayejunt) May 9, 2018
- there were like 10 people in the enormous theater
- no one was behind me
- everyone was on their phones because it’s a BAD MOVIE
- she was being so loud that I didn’t even have to lean forward to hear her clearly; I wasn’t eavesdropping
please don’t be mean to greta we were all just having fun at a terrible movie— jaye hunt (@hayejunt) May 10, 2018
Hunt summed up the experience by saying: “I do not think (Gerwig) liked (I Feel Pretty) but I want to add that she seemed like she was having a lot of fun.”
And in the end, isn’t that all that matters? Long live Greta Gerwig, the best nun at the Met Gala ball and our new favourite film critic.