[–] Stealthygal 30 points (+30|-0) Edited

I never even saw Fred Armisen being a dude in a dress as being part of the joke. I just saw an extremely accurate representation of older radfems from 80s bookstores of my youth to be honest.

Was there the same backlash against Carrie Brownstein in a binder as Lance???

[–] Bread 15 points (+15|-0)

Complete agree! The cross dressing aspect wasn’t part of the joke. I cannot recall anything specifically about Carrie Brownstein as Lance — most of the pushback was about Fred Armisen.

TBH — I think if this sketch tried to air now there would be way more pushback. I’ve noticed any sort of cross dressing in sketch comedy are called transphobic especially men dressed as women. Hell, even Adam Driver brought it during his opener in SNL in Jan 2020.

Oh that's super interesting. I looked it up. I think that's part of the joke. He wasn't chill, he was offended by the skit.