Amy Schumer’s ‘Friday Night Lights’ Parody That Goes After Football Rape Culture Is Compulsory Viewing
"Clear eyes, full hearts, don't rape."
If you didn’t love Inside Amy Schumer before this moment, prepare to be changed forever, because last night she dropped one of the best sketches in recent memory, period. ‘Football Town Nights’, besides being a scarily accurate recreation of Friday Night Lights right down to the shots of random crap in people’s front yards, perfectly skewers the thoughtless entitlement behind football rape culture (as well as being an example of comedy about rape that punches UP, for a change).
First off, “No raping? But Coach, we play football!” encapsulates rape culture in six words, which is pretty remarkable in itself. Second, Schumer does an incredible Mrs Coach, right down to the accent and that hand-wavy thing. Lastly, that monologue by Coach towards the end? “How do I get through to you boys that football isn’t about rape? It’s about violently dominating anyone that stands between you and what you want. You gotta get yourself into the mindset that you are gods — that you are entitled to this!” Just. Slay me, Amy Schumer.
If you’re needing some more Schumer goodness, here’s a bonus sketch — Tina Fey, Julia Louis-Freyfus and Patricia Arquette picking apart Hollywood’s contempt for older actresses by toasting their “last fuckable day” with a boozy picnic in the woods. This show is awesome.