Amy Schumer pulled no punches during her acceptance speech for Glamour’s Trailblazer Award in June, so it won't surprise those familiar with the comedian that she had a lot to say during her photo shoot for the magazine’s August cover. In an on-set video, a Schumer voiceover narrates her experience at Pier 59. “What a dream day,” she begins. “This is your dream, Amy.” So far, so good.
But Schumer’s shoot turns out to be less glamorous than she imagined—apparently having to smile while strangers touch and photograph you is less than fun. The worst part, though, is the wind. “Why didn’t they just do the shoot on a tarmac?” Schumer says. As Lindsay Zoladz has pointed out: “Maybe the most revolutionary thing about Schumer’s comedy right now is that she’s speaking truthfully from the inside of success—but still candidly reporting on its disappointments and the ways in which achievement is never simple when you’re a woman.”