‘SNL’ turned ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ into ‘Sex and the City’, and it’s terrifying

Amy Schumer, Kate McKinnon, Aidy Bryant, and Cecily Strong star in a ‘Saturday Night Live’ mashup of ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’ and ‘Sex and the City.’ SNL/YouTube
  • “Saturday Night Live” presented a terrifying mashup of “The Handmaid’s Tale” and “Sex and the City.”
  • The three-minute parody featured episode host Amy Schumer, who played a handmaid in the style of Carrie Bradshaw.
  • Watch the full video below.

This weekend, “Saturday Night Live” put a “Sex and the City” spin on “The Handmaid’s Tale.”

Its three-minute sketch, “Handmaid’s in the City” – which aired on Saturday and featured comedians Amy Schumer, Kate McKinnon, Cecily Strong, and Aidy Bryant – is a terrifying mashup of the two TV programs.

Schumer kicked off the sketch with a Carrie Bradshaw-esque monologue:

“As I waited for the girls in downtown Gilead, I was feeling like an uptown gal-ead, and I couldn’t help but wonder, are women allowed to do anything anymore?”

The three women joked about the brutal treatment of women depicted in the TV series, based on the book by Margaret Atwood. In the story, which is now a show on Hulu, a totalitarian regime treats women as property of the state, and forces some into sexual servitude to reproduce.

“It doesn’t matter what our faces look like as long as we are fertile,” the sketch joked.

SNL’s parody even featured the notorious “Sex and the City” voiceover, which introduced this new twisted version as being a show that’s “more uplifting than the news.”

What the full video below: