Kate McKinnon Is Witch-Cursed Kristen Stewart on SNL

America’s second favorite lesbian Harry Styles was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live last night, but that wasn’t the gayest part of the whole shebang. That honor was reserved for the big queer inception of Kate McKinnon playing Kristen Stewart on a time-traveling episode of Family Feud. It’s 2017 stars vs. 1977 stars and if you close your eyes or throw your laptop out into the street you don’t even have to see Jimmy Fallon playing John Travolta on both planes of the space-time continuum.


I actually don’t know which thing is funnier: McKinnon’s spot-on impression, dude, or the gentle clowning from Steve Harvey and Liza Minelli. “You look like a witch cursed you not to smile but you’re trying anyway.” “You look like a little orphan boy but you’re so beautiful!”

It’s no Totinos but if it distracts you from the various nuclear wars Donald Trump is trying to start, that’s a well spent eight minutes.

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Heather Hogan is an Autostraddle senior editor who lives in New York City with her wife, Stacy, and their cackle of rescued pets. She's a member of the Television Critics Association, the Gay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Twitter, and Instagram.

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  1. It totally ended up being Liza for me. As a Jimmy Fallon fan (I know, I’m sorry), I also sort of wish they had shown him running back and forth frantically quick-changing.

  2. “America’s second favorite lesbian Harry Styles” okay so I’m not the only one that thinks so. His album cover was teased with his wet naked back which I’m not sure how that fits in with his One Direction tween fanbase but to me it was looking “very Shane”

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