‘SNL’ Spoofs ‘Ammonite’ and ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ with ‘Lesbian Period Drama’ Sketch — Watch

‘SNL’ Spoofs ‘Ammonite’ and ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ with ‘Lesbian Period Drama’ Sketch — Watch
This weekend’s episode of “Saturday Night Live” turned out to be a raucous one thanks to guest host Carey Mulligan and musical guest Kid Cudi. During one of the night’s highlights, “Lesbian Period Drama,” Mulligan along with Heidi Gardner and other members of the “Saturday Night Live” cast poked fun at prestige dramas like “Ammonite,” “Portrait of a Lady on Fire,” and “The World to Come” that feature a period setting revolving around a lesbian relationship. Watch the skit below.

The imaginary movie boasts “two straight actresses who dared not to wear makeup,” and features “a sex scene so graphic that you think, ‘Oh right, a man directed this.’” In the sketch, Mulligan plays an ill woman (much like the character played by Saoirse Ronan in “Ammonite”) who sparks a connection in a seaside town with another woman played by Heidi Gardner. Their courtship is characterized by grazing fingers and longing glances.
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