“In every group of girlfriends, there’s that one who is the sluttiest. If you don’t have that friend, then you’re that friend.” –Amy Schumer
Who is this woman? I dragged my husband out of the hot tub and into the theaters on a Saturday night because I saw a movie trailer that opens with children chanting:
“Monogamy isn’t realistic, Monogamy isn’t realistic.”
That’s all I knew about the new movie “Trainwreck” Starring Amy Schumer, Bill Hader. I had no idea I’d spend the rest of the night laughing and sobbing on my husbands shoulder. I was so blown open, by the time the lights went up, I could barely leave the theater. The story is so much deeper than the one-line plot summary would suggest: “a commitment-phobic career woman may have to face her fears when she meets a good guy.”
If you can overlook the requisite formula for all romantic comedies, you’ll see the story laden with rebellious social commentary. Despite the fact that she conforms to the mongomous norm by the end, Amy Schumer plays a sexually empowered writer who is unapologetic about her lascivious ways. She is witty, smart and sarcastic. Saying things like: “Do you dress your husband like that so nobody else wants to have sex with him?”
Throughout the movie, the original dialogue is both brilliant and naturally delivered. The characters are so relatable they could have been cast from one of my many awkward family reunions. As it turns out, the reason they seem so damn real is because they are. The story was actually written by Amy Schumer and her sister and they are loosley based on the true story of her life. There’s also a whole string of celebrity cameos such as Daniel Radcliffe, Marisa Tomei, Matthew Broderick and our darling polyamorous celebrity Tilda Swinton. By far the best appearance was by LeBron James playing a more charming, simple-minded and cheap version of himself.
If I’m going to spend my date-night in front of a big screen, it better be a movie that makes me think some and feel more. Check. Check. This flick accomplished both. I started self-reflecting on all the ways my parent’s programming still affects my love life, and the unconscious habit of pushing intimacy away. It’s as if my own insecurities, addictions and narcissistic tendencies were in the spotlight. I came away feeling more devotion for my husband, who, admittedly would have preferred the final scene to be an orgy with the whole Knick City Cheerleading squad, but who never complains about my obsession with romantic chick flicks.
Watch the official trailer here, and let me know what you thought of the movie in the comments below.
To read more about how ‘Trainwreck’ Is Based On Amy Schumer’s Life? You’ll Be Surprised At What’s Real & What’s Not In this fun article.
To watch more hillarious videos of performance art based on the true life stories of Kamala Devi’s lovers and her one woman show: the sacred slut at www.TantraTheater.TV Here.
To be clear: Trainwreck is is not a poly themed movie. But if you are interested in a list of movies about multi-partner relating, (based in honesty and not cheating,) here is a post I wrote on my old blogger site: //uninhibitedbliss.blogspot.com/2009/05/poly-themed-flicks.htm