Amy Schumer sketch takes on rape through ‘Friday Night Lights’ parody

Not one to shy away from sensitive material, this week comedian Amy Schumer made a statement about rape by parodying one of Texas’ most famous television shows.

Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival
Photo by Robin Marchant/Getty Images for the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival

The sketch is called “Football Town Lights” and plays off of “Friday Night Lights” and its iconic small-town football story, down to the show’s score and some of its first season plot points.

The sketch was included in Schumer’s Monday premiere of the third season of her show, “Inside Amy Schumer.” At a Sunday panel for her show at the Tribeca Film Festival, Schumer acknowledged that talking about rape in a comedy context “is always a risk.”

WARNING: The sketch contains mature themes. Viewer discretion is advised.

8 lists about Selena

A Buzzfeed reporter recently made his way down to Corpus Christi to cover Fiesta de la Flor, the festival honoring the late Tejano queen Selena Quintanilla.

He found thousands of fans wearing her classic red lipstick, visiting her museum and buying tickets to a sold-out tribute concert, all in the name of keeping the singer’s legacy alive.

The reporter was so inspired that he cranked out eight lists about Selena in a little over five days. We’ve cataloged the content here to mark the end of the 20th anniversary celebrations of the singer’s death.

By far, the one most likely to make you cry is “23 Things People Would Say If They Met Selena.”

Sung Park
Sung Park

The posts most likely to make you laugh are “23 Selena Dancing GIFS That Will Make You Grin Uncontrollably,” “16 Things I Overheard At The Selena Festival” and “What Does ‘Bidi Bidi Bom Bom’ Actually Mean?

I Went to the Selena Museum And It’s Truly Majestic,” which the reporter bills as “Disneyland, only replace everything with Selena” will give you an inside look at the museum in Corpus Christi.

Finally, “What Selena Song Is This?” “How Well Do You Remember Selena’s ‘Dreaming of You‘” and “Which Character from ‘Selena’ Is Your Kindred Spirit?” are the most likely to make you question everything you ever knew about yourself.

If that isn’t enough Selena for you, remember you can still catch Jennifer Lopez’s musical tribute to the queen this Sunday, April 30, at the Latin Billboard Music Awards.

Watch: ‘Orange Is the New Black’ season 3 trailer is here

(screenshot via Netflix/YouTube)
(screenshot via Netflix/YouTube)

Piper is back and Red is back and Taystee is back and Poussey is back and you guys Alex Vause is back. Or, as she’s referred to in the trailer for season three of Netflix original series “Orange Is the New Black,” the “Bettie Page of Litchfield.”

Mark your calendar for June 12, when your binge-watching habits will take a sharp up-tick. In the meantime, watch the trailer, which features new faces, new hairdos and quotes aplenty.

[h/t Mashable]

The beginning of the end: Best ‘Mad Men’ reads from around the web

Each year, AMC’s “Mad Men” provokes some of the best television criticism there is as the internet tries to break down the show’s many subtle style notes and troubled characters. As the show sets out on the last leg of its final season, even more have chimed in, offering their take on the television show’s significance and lasting legacy. To help you catch up, we’ve gathered some of the most thoughtful and most entertaining reads from around the web.

Beware, for spoilers are ahead.

(Photo: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC)
(Photo: Frank Ockenfels 3/AMC)

• “Mad Men” is often praised for its clever use of music (see “10 ‘Mad Men’ Musical Moments That Will Take You On An Emotional Roller Coaster”). The centerpiece for many of today’s episode recaps of last night’s premiere is the use of Peggy Lee’s “Is That All There Is?” By underscoring Don’s increasingly empty life at the episode’s beginning and end, the melancholy song may have laid more groundwork for the rest of the season than the largely action-lacking episode.

• Today, Matthew Weiner explained more of the premiere — including the decision to bring back Rachel Menken — in an interview with Vulture. He did not, however, give any clues as to what any of the other characters (Megan? Michael Ginsberg? Peggy’s baby?! ) may be up to this season. Betty and Sally were also lacking from the episode, probably because their mother-daughter arguments would have fallen flat in the face of the epic feud between Joan and Peggy.

• “Mad Men” is also an ode to ’60s pop culture, which the New York Times took the time to illustrate last week in an artifact-by-artifact interactive. Last night’s jump to the 1970s jolted many and prompted a declaration by GQ of the “Mad Men Mustache Wars.” Others continue to track the show its fashion moments and the receding hairlines of some of the characters (cough, Pete Campbell, cough).

• Executive producer and nine-time director Scott Hornbacher has already alluded to a controversial ending. But let’s be honest — with so many critics, a hotly debated finale is inevitable.