Amy Schumer has certainly become a regular fixture at the newsstand this year, having made an appearance on Vanity Fair in May and on Vogue‘s current issue for July. Marie Claire is now the latest publication to jump on the bandwagon, securing the American funny girl as its August 2016 cover subject. Last month, the title served up a fairly simple shot of Blake Lively but pumped up the energy for this shoot, opting to use an unconventional image of Amy looking off to the side (a tFS forum member no-no) and appearing as though she’s having the time of her life before the lens of Mark Seliger.
The cover sent our forum members mixed signals. “Why on earth did they choose a photo where she’s not looking? Why?” asked a dumbfounded MON the second the cover came to light.
“Awful, why her again,” sniggered zzzyao76.
Also underwhelmed was Miss Dalloway: “Whoa, seriously? I get that they were going for movement, but this is an outtake at best! And what is up with U.S. magazines not even caring of reusing cover subjects? Even [Anna] Wintour used to have a rule about her cover stars not appearing on any other cover for at least four months!! Now they are just passing the cover stars each month, how boring!”
“I actually like the fact that she’s not looking, but I’ll agree that it would’ve been more effective with a direct stare. Overall it’s not a bad shot. Looks a bit iconic in a way with all the black. As ludicrous as it may sound, I would prefer this shot to Vogue‘s,” confessed Benn98, who seemed to share an entirely different attitude toward the cover.
KateTheGreatest chimed in: “Wow I thought this was a U.S. Glamour cover. I don’t mind that she is not looking at the camera. I still don’t like the cover though, the styling is weird and it doesn’t suit her.”
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