'Expecting Amy': Amy Schumer shares her pregnancy experience without filters, fans laud honest portrayal
'Expecting Amy' can be best described as a raw, unfiltered look at pregnancy, and this is precisely what appealed to fans
Amy Schumer's brand-new three-part docuseries 'Expecting Amy' was an instant hit among fans. The latest HBO Max series documents Schumer's complicated pregnancy, while also touching on her relationship with her husband, Chris Fischer. While we are used to seeing mainstream media and culture glorifying pregnancy, there is little discussion about the day-to-day reality of being pregnant. It's a lot more than maternity shoots, babymoon and other things that popular culture wants to pass off as pregnancy experience.
In 'Expecting Amy', the 'Inside Amy Schumer' star gives us an up-close look at how tough and complicated pregnancy can be. In the series, Schumer can be heard saying, "I don’t resent being pregnant, I resent how no one is honest." The series documents right from the time Schumer found out she was pregnant to the events that led to her giving birth to her baby. Throughout the series, we see Schumer constantly throwing up, thanks to her diagnosis of hyperemesis gravidarum. Hyperemesis gravidarum is a severe form of nausea and vomiting that affects pregnant women.
'Expecting Amy' can be best described as a raw, unfiltered look at pregnancy, and this is precisely what appealed to fans. Several fans took to their Twitter to appreciate Schumer for giving a real peek into her pregnancy journey. A fan tweeted, "@amyschumer well it’s been almost 11 years since my c-section and baby. Thanks for showing how amazing life and birth is without makeup and IG filters #ExpectingAmy."
Another fan wrote, "I applaud women like @ColleenB123, @MichaelaCoel, and @amyschumer for sharing so openly their experiences of things women go through that I'm almost certain most men don't know about. #pregnancy #IMayDestroyYou #ExpectingAmy." "Can't recommend #ExpectingAmy enough. It's a funny, raw,and tender look at what to expect when you're expecting... but what I loved most is that it's also a profound love story. Bravo, @amyschumer!," praised a fan. After watching the series, many fans have begun demanding for more realistic portrayal of pregnancy in the media.
A fan tweeted, "‘I don’t resent being pregnant, I resent how no one is honest.’ I wish more media was this truthful about pregnancy so I wouldn’t have been so shocked by unending nausea/sickness/exhaustion #ExpectingAmy." "This #ExpectingAmy special is bringing me right back to how awful and painful my first 15 weeks of pregnancy were. I was angry at the culture around pregnancy too, for being so dishonest about how painful pregnancy is," revealed a fan. "I am loving #ExpectingAmy. This is such a real and honest look at pregnancy. Ladies, we need to be more honest about how hard pregnancy is. Thank you @amyschumer!" declared a fan.
'Expecting Amy' is available for streaming on HBO Max.