“I felt so sup­ported when other women shared their strug­gles”

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se­ries, but the tour went on to lift her pro­file as a co­me­dian and ac­tor to the mass mar­ket,” says Suzanne Stret­tonBrown, the mar­ket­ing di­rec­tor of Uni­ver­sal Pic­tures Aus­tralia, who worked with Schumer on the tour. “The film’s per­for­mance at the Aus­tralian box of­fice best demon­strates the in­cred­i­ble ap­peal she has with au­di­ences.” That it grossed $13.5 mil­lion here alone, means, as Stret­ton-brown says, “We can ex­pect to see a lot more of Amy Schumer.”

YET FAME HAS its down­sides, too. She’s been ac­cused of steal­ing jokes (the comics in­volved later re­tracted), be­ing racist (she apol­o­gised), and, along with most women in the pub­lic eye, of be­ing – well, ev­ery­thing. She neatly fore­stalled all pos­si­ble praise and crit­i­cism of a semi-nude por­trait of her that ap­peared in the 2016 Pirelli cal­en­dar by post­ing it on In­sta­gram, cap­tioned: “Beau­ti­ful, gross, strong, thin, fat, pretty, ugly, sexy, dis­gust­ing, flaw­less, woman.”

And of course there are the heck­lers. The most re­cent in­ci­dent, which oc­curred in Stockholm on Schumer’s

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