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Amy Schumer: “Mostly Sex Stuff” (2013) DVD Review
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Jan. 22, 2013 12:01 a.m.

Mostly Sex Stuff
is a live performance of comedian Amy Schumer filmed at the Fillmore in San
Francisco. I fell for her immediately because she opened with some ballsy
material about sex with minors: “I
finally just slept with my high school crush. But I swear now he like expects
me to go to his graduation. Like I know where I’m going to be in three years.”
I love the way the joke builds – the line about his graduation is great, and
then she tops it with the next line. And after that she adds, “Fucking kids, right? Fucking small kids.”
And I love her instantly.
Actually, even before that there is a brief opening
sequence which presents her as a sexy Little Red Riding Hood, surrounded by
cartoon birds, smiling mushrooms and copulating unicorns.
As the DVD’s title promises, there is a lot of
sex-related material, and most of it is really funny. Regarding condoms, she
says, “You’re going to want to wear this
– I’ve had a busy month.” And about
starting to date black guys she says, “You
know what they say, ‘Once you go black, your parents don’t talk to you anymore.’”
It’s not all about sex, of course. About her mother she
says, “I brought her to a soccer game,
because I wanted her to see what boundaries look like.”
Amy Schumer’s take on how it’s more difficult being a
woman is actually really good. “We wear
jewelry, shiny shit. Look over here. Follow me to the altar.” I dig her bit
about uncircumcised penises too. (There’s some funny interaction with a couple
of audience members during that bit.)
And yes, I too hate bathroom attendants (who doesn’t?).
But I love that she called out the audience member that was talking – “Hey, did you know there’s a show? Come on,
you’re pretty, just stop talking. No, I appreciate you supporting live comedy.”
At the end, we see her backstage while the audience is
applauding. She describes the joy this way: “I feel like this is what I would feel like, like if I ever kept a baby.”
And she comes back out on stage and takes questions and comments from the audience.
Bonus Features
This DVD has three bonus features. The first is her
performance at The Roast Of Charlie Sheen. And holy moly, she is good,
particularly when she’s mean, comparing Charlie Sheen to a fishing boat. (This
segment is 7 minutes 45 seconds.)
The second is her performance at The Roast Of Roseanne
Barr. She tells Carrie Fisher, “Carrie, you’ve cut more lines than a
crippled kid at Disneyland.” And to Jeff Ross she says, “Jeff you look worse than when I started this
sentence. How did you do that?” This segment is approximately 8 minutes 15
The third feature is a short segment titled “Pre-Show
With Amy & Her Sister.”
Mostly Sex Stuff
is scheduled to be released on January 29, 2013. The program originally aired
on Comedy Central on August 18, 2012.

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