Amy Schumer will appear–semi-nude, nonetheless–in the 2016 Pirelli calendar. Photographed by Annie Leibovitz, Schumer wears nothing but a pair of bikini briefs and high heels.
The black and white shot features Amy Schumer seated on a stool, holding a styrofoam “to-go” cup of what one might assume is coffee.
Schumer shared Annie Liebovitz’s masterpiece on her Instagram account.
“Beautiful, gross, strong, thin, fat, pretty, ugly, sexy, disgusting, flawless, woman. Thank you Annie Leibovitz!” she captioned it.
“I felt I looked more beautiful than I’ve ever felt in my life, and I felt like it looked like me,” Amy Schumer said of the photograph for the calendar.
Schumer’s photo will appear on the December 2016 page of the calendar. Annie Liebovitz was pleased with the end result.
“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.”
Amy Schumer wasn’t the only celebrity to take it all–or almost–off for the calendar. Serena Williams stripped down to her underwear for the project, too.
— E! Online (@eonline) November 30, 2015
“This calendar is so completely different. It is a departure,” Annie Leibovitz said in a statement. “The idea was not to have any pretense in these pictures and be very straightforward.”
Amy Schumer thrives on dropping all pretenses. That’s part of what makes her such a comedic success.
“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.”
Okay, so Amy Schumer might not go along with that “distinguished” thing. She’s among the most self-deprecating comics around.
Kudos to Annie Liebovitz for capturing her so perfectly for the calendar. And thanks to Amy Schumer for always keeping it real.