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Carey Mulligan Stars in SNL’s ‘Sad Flirting’ Lesbian Period Drama

Author: Tracy E. Gilchrist

Who knows if it’s the repression, the fetish costumes that include corsets and hosiery, or simply the chance to tell a story of early forbidden love, but Hollywood and plenty of independent producers love to set stories about queer women in the past. Queer women in bodices have proliferated of late in Ammonite and Portrait of a Lady on Fire. Now, Saturday Night Live has skewered the tendency of Hollywood to cast straight actors to play queer women in stories set in past centuries with a sketch starring guest host Carey Mulligan and Heidi Gardner in SNL’s version of the Kate Winslet and Saoirse Ronan starrer Ammonite.
The faux trailer begins with Beck Bennett dropping his wife off with an older woman at the seaside citing that he’s leaving her there because she’s a  “bummer.”
“Starring two actresses who dared not to wear makeup, 12 lines of dialogue, two-and-a-half-hour runtime,” the voiceover states. 
“Watch in heated anticipation as they round all the bases like grazing fingers, washing carrots, and fast, aggressive this [as the camera pulls out to show a pulled focus sex scene],” the narration continues.
“Two hours of excruciating tension all building up to a sex scene so graphic you’ll think, Oh, right. A man directed this, it continues, aping discussions in the vernacular about the “male gaze.” 
Watch the sketch below.
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Original Article on The Advocate
Author: Tracy E. Gilchrist

My name is David but my online nick almost everywhere is Altabear. I'm a web developer, graphic artist and outspoken human rights (and by extension, mens rights) advocate. Married to my gorgeous husband for 10 years, together for 24 and living with our partner of 1.5 years, in beautiful Edmonton, Canada.

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