“Women don’t need orgasms. It’s science.” – Juror #10 (Paul Giamatti)
Back in February a trolling movie critic questioned whether comedian Amy Schumer could possibly stir the loins of male moviegoers enough to be believable as the romantic interest of a chiseled, hunky lothario like Bill Hader in the upcoming romcom Trainwreck. Schumer responded as any talented comedian would – with pointed mockery. Unleashing an episode-length sketch on Comedy Central’s Inside Amy Schumer, the show’s namesake transformed the 1957 drama 12 Angry Men into a satire of male chauvinism as a jury room full of legendary character actors- your Giamattis’, your Goldblums’, your Hawkes’s – debate whether Schumer is hot enough to be on TV.
It’s a transcendent piece of television – elevating the form of sketch comedy while using the power of farce to reveal the ridiculousness of the objectification of female performers. And it does so while reverently recreating the look of Lumet’s original, from the camera angles right down to the lighting fixtures. The show’s cinematographer, Jonathan Furmanski, enlightened Deep Fried Movies as to how he replicated the look and feel of one of cinema’s great chamber pieces. Continue Reading ›