Last weekend’s Saturday Night Live was the queerest in forever

Bowen Yang on Saturday Night Live
Bowen Yang on Saturday Night Live Photo: Screenshot

Last weekend’s Saturday Night Live was perfectly utterly queer.

Whether it was out cast members Kate McKinnon and Bowen Yang in their respective sketches or Kid Cudi performing “Sad People” in a floral dress, it’s been a long time since SNL celebrated LGBTQ people instead of mocking them.

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Musical guest Kid Cudi wore a designer frock for his performance, saying it was a tribute to deceased singer Kurt Cobain who wore a similar dress on a magazine cover. While Cobain identified as “probably bisexual,” Kid Cudi is a cisgender straight man.

McKinnon and host Carey Mulligan had the most explicitly queer sketch, mocking the tired niche “lesbian period drama.”

But Bowen Yang stole the show with his sassy impersonation of the iceberg that sank the Titanic.

“First of all, you came to where I live and you hit me. It was midnight. I was chilling. And then I hear this Irish cacophony behind me. And before I turn around and go, like, what? Half my ass is gone, which was my best feature. And I’m literally injured but all anybody cares about is that like, 40 or 50 people died or whatever.”

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