Amy is on the cover of the April 24 issue of The Hollywood Reporter. In the interview, she talked about Wine Country, feminism, and much more. Our gallery has been updated with photos from the photoshoot and the magazine cover. The full article can be found below and there’s also a video with an interview and behind the scenes images that you can watch!
“I’ve been trying to unpack my own deep institutionalized misogyny,” says Amy Poehler. “Our generation of women, Gen Xer women, we desexualized ourselves. And that stuff gets really ingrained. I grew up in a time where trying to sympathize or empathize with the male experience was how I was able to be included in the experience.”
We are having lunch at a farm-to-table cafe in the Park Slope neighborhood of Brooklyn, where Poehler, 47, owns a wine shop. She is dressed in dark jeans and a chambray shirt, the top button securely fastened at her neck. “You’re So Vain,” Carly Simon’s ballad to male narcissism, is playing — a little too loudly — over the restaurant speakers.
Like so many women of her generation, Poehler is grappling with her own pre-#MeToo assumptions about sexual politics amid the existential dread of the Trump era. But one thing is certain: She has definitely had it with condescension from the patriarchy. “Women are constantly criticized for being too emotional,” she tells me. “Can we be allowed to be as messy, as all over the place, as inconsistent and as mediocre as men? Do we have to always be patient, special, nurturing, adaptable?”