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

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, GALECA: The Society of LGBTQ Entertainment Critics, and a Rotten Tomatoes Tomatometer critic. You can also find her on Twitter and Instagram.

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  1. As soon as I watched the clip this morning my immediate thought was I can’t wait to see what autostraddle writes about this :)

  2. 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.

  3. This is like when teenage me had a crush and I didn’t know if I wanted to be her or be with her. Except this time I don’t know if I want Kate to be Kristen or be with Kristen.

  4. It almost like the beginnings of a lesbian Voltron. Kristen Stewart and Kate McKinnon joining into one. Now we need Jane Lynch, Jodie Foster, and Ellen DeGeneres can form the head.

    • Having watched footage of a young Mick Jagger, either that or they’re trying to build music stars in lab. O_o

  5. “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”

  6. “It’s no Totinos but if it distracts you…” this is now the metric by which I will judge all SNL sketches.

  7. Does anyone have a non-US or Canada link? I haven’t had any luck (maybe because I’m using my work laptop lol) and this sounds like something I NEEEEED to see!

  8. Literally I am obsessed with Harry Styles being the next androgynous bisexual glam rocker/lesbian also the pink blouse in his SNL pics is very important to me.

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