Showing posts with label Kate McKinnon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Kate McKinnon. Show all posts

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

SGALGG: Emmys Edition

Piper & Alex 4EVA. God, I know I shouldn’t because of all The Reasons. But I just love seeing Piper and Alex together. Or, you know, Taylor Schilling and Laura Prepon for those who insist on reality. I mean the way they look at each other – God DAMN. Too bad “Orange Is the New Black” got totally shivved by the Emmys. Still, it was fun to watch all the Straight (and Gay Gals) Acting Like Gay Gals all night long. Sure, all of the same people won again. But we won because, you know, amazing ladies looking amazing together. (Except that thing where the producers weren’t listening when Beyoncé taught the world about feminism and literally put a woman on a lazy Susan to turn while a man spoke. Ooof.)

Natalie Dormer & Lucy Liu
Whoa, suddenly I ship Moriarty and Watson.

Sarah Paulson & Lizzy Caplan
Ugh, now I ship this, too.

Angela Bassett & Jessica Lange
The Voodoo Queen and the Supreme together is the definition of bow down, bitches.

Allison Janney & Kate Walsh
I love these women. I do (have) not watch their shows. Counterintuitive, but true.

Amy Poehler & Julia Louis-Dreyfus
You know, I have nothing against Elaine Benes. But I want Leslie Knope to kick her ass and take her Emmys.

Claire Danes & Allison Williams
Angela Chase would never be friends with Marnie Michaels. You know that’s true.

Padma Lakshmi & Christina Hendricks
I want Padma to cook for Christina and then feed each other. I’m sorry, did I just say a fantasy out loud?

Lena Dunham & Uzo Aduba
Cast Crazy Eyes on “Girls” next. You know the whole OITNB cast is going on that show at some point.

Laura Prepon & Natasha Lyonne
Natasha is thinking about the time she and Prepon made out. Clearly.

Yael Stone & Lea DeLaria
Best Gay Prom Couple Ever.

Lauren Morelli & Samira Wiley
They are lesbians. They’re lesbianing together. Allegedly.

Sarah Silverman
Love the dress. Love the bare feet. Love that she beat a category filled entirely with men.

Lena Headey
Like I was going to leave her out. Pshaw.

Kate McKinnon
Love her. That’s all.

Laverne Cox
Love her, too. Now that’s all.

Alexandra Hedison & Jodie Foster
Those are the smirks of some very, very happy lesbian newlyweds.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

(Do It On My) Emmy Nominations

Amid the SNARKER SMASH of Tatiana Maslany’s Emmy snub, I hope it was not lost that the very, very talented Kate McKinnon was nominated for not one, but two Emmys. As she told Seth Meyer earlier this week, she was having a fever dream about getting news about the Emmy nominations with the cast of “Orange Is the New Black,” right before she got the news of her actual Emmy nominations. One for best supporting actress in a comedy series and one for best original music and lyrics.

I was, naturally, curious about which song she was nominated for. I didn’t watch much SNL this past season, but did make sure to let The Internet tell me when Kate had done something awesome. But shame on you, Internet, for not telling me about “(Do It On My) Twin Bed.” You will be singing this all day at work, guaranteed.

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Lesbian Bieber Nightmare Syndrome

On Wednesday, lesbians talk about Justin Bieber. The unavoidable pipsqueak douchnozzle (and also pretty racist) pop star was the topic of conversation of not one, but two lesbian celebrities who visited Conan’s couch recently. Why? Well, that whole lesbians who look like Biebs thing is no joke. As a result, we’re clearly haunted by his so-called similarities to us – it chases us into our nightmares, yo. Also, this is a really fun excuse to post videos of Kate McKinnon and Ellen Page talking about pussies. Granted, different kinds, but still.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Your New Favorite TV Show

So these days I pretty much only ever watch “Saturday Night Live” for Kate McKinnon. And by “watch,” I mean browse the next day to see which sketch The Internet has deemed worthy. And, almost each and every one of them involves Kate. This week’s was particularly amazing. 1) Because it is funny, and 2) Because it’s actually subtlety really smart about identity politics. But mostly it’s the funny thing. Also, for real, I would totally watch this show. I would watch the hell out of this show.

Tuesday, January 21, 2014


You guys. Seriously, YOU GUYS. If Kate McKinnon doesn’t become a mega star immediately and get used to her full potential on SNL, I will – be very disgruntled and write angry posts about it on the internet. Yeah, sorry, sometimes you have to go for accuracy over snappiness. But after watching Kate’s ridiculously on-point impersonation of Justin Bieber last Saturday I think you’ll all agree. Good stuff starts at the 4-minute mark. I’m telling you, if she’s not a household name at the end of this season expect those strongly worded posts. So many of them.

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Big Gay Middle Finger

You know how I like to start a new year (well, besides a boxful of puppies)? I like to express a little righteous indignation. And this being the beginning of 2014 and 2014 being an Olympic year, the two naturally come together. I still have mixed feelings about the Sochi Winter Olympics. On the one hand, I love watching the sheer skill of these elite athletes who spend a lifetime working toward this accomplishment. On the other hand, Russia’s oppressive policies toward LGBT people can kiss my big gay ass. So what can we do? Boycott the games, boycott their vodka, boycott winter? I don’t pretend to have the perfect answer. But I do know continuing to shed light on their backward politics is important. And, if we can do that with a little humor and a lot of gay-iety, all the better. So let Kate McKinnon as Billie Jean King be the big gay middle finger of us all. Righteous laughter, indeed. p.s. “Saturday Night Live” should use Kate more. Like, way more. Like, all the time.

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.

Friday, March 30, 2012

My Weekend Crush

Firsts are fun. First car. First kiss. First off-shore account in the Cayman Islands. (What? I fully intend to win the Mega Millions jackpot this weekend.) So when news broke this week that “Saturday Night Live” was going to cast its first out lesbian comic, I was naturally thrilled. Kate McKinnon, of “Big Gay Sketch Show” fame, will join the cast April 7 as a featured player. And that, that is awesome. It’s awesome for many reasons, not the least of which because Kate is damn funny. But also because of the historic firstness of it all. (Note: Apparently there has been a lesbian on the SNL before, albeit briefly, but I don’t believe the late Danitra Vance was out when she joined in 1985.) So let us all welcome, with big gay arms, the arrival of Kate to the Not Ready For Prime-Time Players. And to all the idiots who continue to bitch that women aren’t funny and that lesbians aren’t funny – suck on this. Suck on it hard. Happy weekend, all.

Check out Kate in the webseries “VAG Magazine”