Amy Schumer’s Star Wars parody was inappropriate to film producers and fans after it appeared on the front cover of GQ magazine. The comedian is in trouble with Disney and Lucasfilm over the shoot, according to US Magazine.
Schemer, 34, went with her depiction of the franchise during the photoshoot. A representative for the Star Wars franchise used the Official Twitter account to inform those complaining that Disney and Lucasfilm did not “approve, participate in or condone” the use of its characters.
The cover in question is for the men’s magazine’s August comedy issue showing the American comedian sucking provocatively on C-3PO’s finger in Princess Leia’s Slave bikini. Fans are outraged and about the magazine cover, calling the lewd interview “lame,” “shameful” and “distasteful” on social media.
Amy Schumer’s Star Wars parody was quickly deemed inappropriate by a representative behind the verified movie account. The tweet was quick to dispel the association with Disney and Lucasfilm.
“Lucasfilm & Disney didn’t approve, participate in or condone the inappropriate use of our characters in this manner,” it read. NewsOXY has requested comment from GQ, as well as Lucasfilm and Disney.
Schumer, who’s currently promoting her new film Trainwreck, is seen topless in one of the photoshoots in bed with R2-D2 and C-3PO. Amy was captured by esteemed photographer Mark Seliger in the unlikely threesome’s intimate moment.
The full set of Star Wars images is set to be released in GQ on Monday. The magazine praises the actress as the “the funniest woman in the galaxy” and the “gutsiest comedian in America,” while hailing the extraordinary shoot “out of this world.”
After creating her own coverlines for the magazine, the alternative GQ issue reads: “How to make her yell like Chewbacca.” The cover ties in with the release of Episode VII The Force Awakens, which is due in December of this year.
Amy is promoting her new film, which debuts on Friday, which is also centered around sex. Schumer stars as a career woman in Trainwreck, who struggles with her beliefs that monogamy is impossible when she finally meets the right man.
The comedian and actress began work on a sketch comedy series for Comedy Central in 2012. The show features single-camera vignettes of her playing “heightened versions” of herself.
Star Wars isn’t her only topic, but she has linked other films into her footage during a stand-up comedy routine when she launched her Back Door Tour in 2013 to further promote the second season of her show. The show featured closing act Bridget Everett, whom Schumer cites as her favorite live performer.
She hosted the 2015 MTV Movie Awards, which took place on April 11. The actress has received much praise for the subversive feminism of her comedy, but she has also faced criticism for having “a shockingly large blind spot around race.”
Amy Schumer’s Star Wars photoshoot is inappropriate by Disney standards, and the studio says it did not authorize the photographs. What is probably funny to some, wasn’t a laughing matter with the studio who owns the trademarks of the characters.