The Art of Fielding, by Chad Harbach
Comedian Amy Schumer doesn’t shy away from talking about “Mostly Sex Stuff.” Her stand up routines and her Comedy Central series, Inside Amy Schumer, talk frankly about a lot of uncomfortable subjects, especially sex and race. In her interview on Fresh Air she discusses uncomfortable sexual experiences:
"Most women I know that I’m close to have had a sexual experience that they were really uncomfortable [with]. If it wasn’t completely rape, it was something very similar to rape. And so I say it’s not all black and white. There’s a gray area of rape, and I call it ‘grape.’ It’s the guy you went home with in college, and you said, ‘No,’ and then he still did it, or maybe you woke up and it was someone you were dating. …
There’s just so many different things that can happen, so it’s not always this, ‘Well, you’re going to jail and that’s it.’ There’s other stuff where it’s like, ‘Wow, it would be so much work, and it would be such a life-changer for me to … press charges or take any action against this person.’ But every girl I know has had some experience that is kind of like ‘grape.’ “
'Out of the Furnace'
Saw this tremendous film over the weekend and long-wrote some thoughts on my favorite scene. Will upload later if I don’t forget. In the meantime, go see it.