“I found out two days ago that I’m pregnant,” an overjoyed Amy Schumer says tearfully in the trailer for her new documentary, Expecting Amy. “I’m so excited!”
The documentary is a three-part series that follows Schumer’s complicated pregnancy with her son Gene, whom she shares with her husband Chris Fischer, while planning her comedy special, ‘Growing and still performing’.
“I resent how much women have to suck it the f–k up and act like everything’s fine,” Amy Schumer declares in the trailer.
“Women are such bada—es” she continued. “We’re f–king warriors!
The comedian and mum-of-one posted a preview of the documentary to Instagram, alongside the caption ‘giving birth to a baby and a special and a marriage and a diagnosis and everything in between’.
HBO Max, who will initially air the series in the US, described it as “a glimpse into the longest nine months of Amy Schumer’s life”.
Although the preview is only just over two-minutes long, it reveals the challenges of Schumer’s pregnancy journey, following her comedy tour and trips to the hospital and includes home videos of the mother throughout her pregnancy.
The documentary also looks at Schumer and Fischer’s marriage as they juggle their relationship and touring – with Fischer admitting that sometimes Schumer’s stand-up performances are the first time he’s heard certain thoughts of hers.
“Are you saying you have a problem with me saying something on stage?”, she says to Fischer, when he looks visibly upset after an act.
“My stand-up is not more important to me than out marriage,” she reminds her husband. “We just need to get through this together”.
The trailer has already received with thousands of comments, with people saying they can’t wait to watch it, a few famous names included.
“I can’t wait to see this,” actress Jessica Chastain wrote under the video, alongside a heart emoji.
“I sobbed,” said another. “This is going to be amazing”.
The 38-year-old has tenderly and humorously documented her life as a new mum on social media since welcoming baby Gene in May last year, following her battle with hyperemesis gravidarum.
Although the video captures many of the difficult moments of her pregnancy, the comedian admits she was always focused on meeting her baby.
“I’m not scared of giving birth,” she says in the trailer. “I’m really excited to hold him”.