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Amy Schumer's Real-Life Inspo For Her Latest Movie? Herself

Sometimes, you don't have to look far.

Amy Schumer didn't have to look far to find inspiration for her latest movie, "Trainwreck," which had a work-in-progress screening at this year's South by Southwest Film Festival. According to Schumer, who wrote and starred in the movie, it's based on her own life.

"I'm the trainwreck of my friends," she told MTV News in Austin ahead of the screening. Withstanding jibes from co-star Bill Hader, she jokingly told us about the "Fifty Shades of Grey" vibes she and Hader had.

At the screening, Schumer expanded on the topic.

“This is very much me dealing with what’s going on with me," she said. "I want to say like, ‘this poor girl,’ but yeah, I like, that’s what’s up.”

That's not at all to say that Schumer is flailing through life. She's hosting the upcoming MTV Movie Awards April 12, the slogan of which is "winning is everything." But we can't all be winners, can we? So she shared her advice for losers with us: Get even.

"Trainwreck" hits theaters July 17.