The sketch, which took on a trailer format, known as out a standard development featured in quite a few award-winning lesbian romance movies. Mulligan performed an in poor health girl who finds herself within the firm of one other girl, performed by Gardner. As is the case with the aforementioned movies, Mulligan and Gardner start to construct a romantic relationship outlined by grazing fingers and seaside imagery.
The fictional movie, titled Lesbian Interval Drama, stars “two straight actresses who dared to not put on make-up,” a disembodied voice stated.
Along with calling out the non-LGBTQ actresses who typically lead the lesbian dramas, the sketch additionally notes that the movie will function staples “look choreography,” “the wind” and a drawing scene – jabbing at Celine Sciamma’s 2019 romance movie.
Whereas the current movies have acquired reward for bringing lesbian romance to the massive display screen, a standard criticism is that tales about ladies in love often take place in past eras, by no means in a modern-day setting.
The SNL sketch additionally took a shot on the male helmers directing the lesbian interval dramas, akin to The Favorite’s Yorgos Lanthimos.
The voiceover jokes that the fictional movie will function “a intercourse scene so graphic that you simply suppose, ‘Oh proper, a person directed this.’”
Watch the sketch above.