Amy Schumer, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Tina Fey, and Patricia Arquette Brilliantly Expose Hollywood Double Standards in This Sketch
No, these incredibly successful actresses are celebrating Louis-Drefyus' "last f—able day." What does that mean? Let JLD explain: "In every actress' life, the media decides when you finally reach the point where you're not believably f—able anymore," she says in the clip.
The women go on to discuss all the signs of unf—ability, and the result is an incredible commentary on how women in Hollywood feel today. Do men ever reach that fateful day? Amy asks. Tina, JLD, and Patricia simply guffaw in response.
So how did these phenomenal women unite in a forest clearing?
"We've been trying make [this scene] for three years," Schumer revealed at the Tribeca Film Festival. "And lots of actresses said no." But when the team of "Inside Amy Schumer" brought on director Nicole Holofcener, who directed Julia Louis-Dreyfus in "Enough Said," the "Veep" actress was in. "I think once Julia agreed to be unf—able, it wasn't hard to get others interested," Holofcener told Entertainment Weekly.
The seasoned actresses were given free rein to say whatever they wanted; they pitched new jokes and improvised on the spot. Part of the reason they had so many fresh ideas is probably because this idea has crossed their minds before: "This sketch is funny, but it’s funny because it’s so tragically true," Holofcener said.
"It was such a fun day, 'cause we really just got to hang out in that dream-like situation," Schumer added. "They were kind of outraged by the same stuff we thought was unfair."