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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
• 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.