Glenn Close is right when she says she’s been a lesbian icon for years now. In 1992, she played a lesbian mom on a Saturday Night Live sketch about a lesbian Christmas gathering. The awkward silence from the crowd and the kid’s interruption of their kiss is more than enough to remind you its 1992, but the fashions are also helpful in that vein.
So what’s funny about it? Well, color chart jokes. Usage of the word “herstory.” References to women’s professional basketball. Two lesbians named Judith. “An all-women production of 12 Angry Men. If you can get past the stereotypical looks of the characters and the uber-masculine characteristics they all share, you might enjoy the very lesbionic sketch.
Do you think SNL would run a sketch like this today?