Amy Schumer poses nearly nude for Pirelli calendar photo she calls 'thin, fat, pretty, ugly'
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"I felt more beautiful than I've ever felt in my life," Schumer said of the shoot. "I felt like it looked like me."
Schumer later shared her excitement on Twitter. "Beautiful, gross, strong, thin, fat, pretty, ugly, sexy, disgusting, flawless, woman," she wrote on Monday. "Thank you @annieleibovitz."
Leibovitz was also pleased with how the photo turned out, which will be the December image for the calendar. "I'm a great admirer of comedians. The Amy Schumer portrait added some fun," she said. "It's as if she didn't get the memo saying that she could keep her clothes on."
Schumer wasn't the only celebrity to strip down for the calendar. Serena Williams also posed in only her underwear for the project. "This calendar is so completely different. It is a departure," Leibovitz said in a statement. "The idea was not to have any pretense in these pictures and be very straightforward."
Selma director Ava DuVernay, Just Kids author Patti Smith and Yoko Ono are also among this year's handpicked subjects!
The photo and the subjects are not typical for the calendar, who has featured supermodels in the past.
"When Pirelli approached me, they said they wanted to make a departure from the past," Leibovitz said. "They suggested the idea of photographing distinguished women. After we agreed on that, the goal was to be very straightforward. I wanted the pictures to show the women exactly as they are, with no pretense."