You probably thought The Handmaid's Tale was depressing but just wait, Saturday Night Live mashed up the post-apocalyptic show with Sex and the City to prove just how much more upsetting it could get. Have you heard that saying, "It's funny because it's true"?
This week, comedian Amy Schumer hosted Saturday Night Live and in one sketch mashed up two iconic female-led TV shows that you likely thought had nothing in common. Handmaids in the City features four handmaids from The Handmaid's Tale clad in red robes and bonnets sitting around a table chatting--just like Sex and the City.
SNL cast members Cecily Strong, Kate McKinnon, and Aidy Bryant joined Schumer at the table where they make jokes about their looks, fashion, and sex lives. They share tips like have a baby to lose weight, don't read the newspaper, and try not to remind your master about their last handmaid. Of course, the joke being that handmaids have zero choices when it comes to their lives, making this sketch almost as painful to watch as an episode of The Handmaid's Tale.
Blessed be the fruit. Watch the sketch:
You can almost imagine this conversation happening during a Sunday brunch between friends, right? Except *fingers crossed* it won't be "the way things are going" as mentioned in the sketch. Plus, what's the likelihood handmaids actually get the chance to enjoy brunch "under his eye"?