Thursday, April 25, 2013

Ellen Squared

When people you fangirl about fangirl about other people you fangirl about, the result is 100 percent adorable. But the meeting of Kate McKinnon, the woman who impersonated Ellen on “Saturday Night Live,” and Ellen DeGeneres on Ellen’s show yesterday was more than adorable. It was lez-mazing. I mean, come on, just look at Kate’s hardcore fangirling. It makes me love Kate even more. And Ellen. And gay ladies. Also puppies. Wait, I think I’ve gotten off track here. Point being, watch.

If you stop and really think about it, we live in an extraordinary time. This week France became the 14th country to legalize same-sex marriage. And yesterday Rhode Island’s Senate passed marriage equality as well (it still needs to pass the House again, which already approved an earlier version of the bill) and is poised to become the 10th state in the nation to make it official. Just 20 years ago, fuck, 5 years ago – this all seemed so very far away. Sure, we’re not there yet. But culturally we’ve just passed the point where being a homophobic idiot is cool. Sure, there are still bastions of bigotry out there spouting their nonsense. It wasn’t easy and it wasn’t pretty and, heaven knows, it’s not done. Still the sight of the most popular daytime talk show host in America, who is an out lesbian, being lovingly impersonated side-by-side by a SNL cast member, who is an out lesbian, in front of an adoring crowd has to make you stop and smile. Here’s to the pretty, witty and gay in all of us.


Carmen SanDiego said...

Altough I often complain about lack of rights and how much it sucks that we still have to fight for equality in 2013 it is amazing to witness history, our history, in the making.
Now, that Ellen thing put a huge smile on my face. "I'm vegan. I'm just kidding, I'm Ellen" And Kate can dance!

Invisible Education said...

And, to get truly meta, here's Ellen, Kate and Portia:

egghead said...

I just wonder after seeing that cute little Kate imitate, if Ellen was just a little bit transported, taken aback? An out of body experience? Anyone? :)

Kate gots some dimples. Now, that's a turn-on.

Thanks Snarker, I always forget to watch Ellen and I don't know why. I must change my ways.

Anonymous said...

That would be great but I can't stand Ellen and never could.

Anonymous said...

OMG biggest smile ever, thanks for that and yay all the countries collectively coming to their senses!!!

Sheila Morris said...

And on the 20-year anniversary of the March on Washington, too!!
Awesome. Amazing. Astonishing.