This week's season premiere of "Inside Amy Schumer" featured a brilliant sketch skewering Hollywood's unrealistic expectations of aging actresses, and star Amy Schumer was able to snag a dream-team trio of women to star in the bit: Tina Fey, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Patricia Arquette.
The sketch features a wide-eyed Schumer stumbling upon the threesome having a decadent picnic in a park, celebrating Louis-Dreyfus's "Last F--ckable Day." That distinction, they explain, means that Louis-Dreyfus has now reached an age where, by Hollywood standards, she's no longer believable as a sexually-desirable woman.
It's both depressing and hilarious in equal measure, since the film industry's stigma against women of a certain age has long been lamented, and Fey, Louis-Dreyfus, and Arquette infuse the bit with such biting wit. Fey explains that the phenomenon can be traced to someone like Sally Field, who once played Tom Hanks's love interest and then wound up playing his mother in "Forrest Gump." Arquette said she knew her time was over when she was called in to audition for the role of Mrs. Claus -- a part that ultimately went to Jennifer Lopez.
There are plenty more gags where those came from (Louis-Dreyfus's comments about the "Real Housewives" stars trying to stave off aging by looking like "purses that melted in a car accident" are especially inspired), but it's really worth watching the entire thing. Check out the (NSFW -- this is the uncensored version) clip below.
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