SNL is certainly not afraid to tackle political news in its skits just take a look at the May 6 show(among many, others).
The undertones ofThe Handmaids Tale spoof during this weeks episode seem to reference what the US is currently experiencing under Donald Trumps administration.
Lets break it down.
Chris Pine (again, not Pratt, Evans or Hemsworth) plays a bro in the skit. Heand a fellow bro bump intothe girl squad, who happened to have flaked on PinesCinco de Mayo half-birthday celebration.
However, the dynamic duo appearblatantly unaware of whats happening the garb didntgive it away, apparently.
You dont know? Its the republic. Everything is different now, the fellasare warned.
The bros just dont seem to grasp that theyre living in a society where the women are enslaved, stripped of their rights and forced to bear children. They stand there in disbelief, much like the girl squad.
They took our money, and our jobs and our kids, one of the handmaids continues.
I think I actually read something about that, but Ive been busy at work lately, Pine replied.
So the skit continued with the guys pretending to be aware of what was happening, offering suggestions on how to help with asituation that cant be resolved.
Have a look here:
Though it is pretty comical and ends with the clever tagline, See Netflix, we have one, too, its clear theres a bigger problem at hand.
This week, the House of Representatives voted to pass the latest amendmentto The American Health Care Act (AHCA). Its plan is to allow states to deny health insurance coverage to individuals (read: women) experiencing postpartum depression, cesarean sections, domestic violence and even rape. They are now considered pre-existing conditions.
Naturally, women were not having it.
All of these dystopian tales seem to reference an unsettled political climate, and we clearly cant let womens rights be taken away.
We love SNL of course, but we cant help butwish these references to peoples disregard for women were not true.