In the skit “Handmaids in the City,” Amy Schumer has an interior monologue à la Carrie Bradshaw and laughs — uproariously — a lot, even when the situation is horrifying. She and her pals are light years from Carrie’s independent life in a dark, anti-feminist future where they’re forced to dress in the white bonnets and red robes of the enslaved remaining fertile women.
Kate McKinnon appears as a handmaid missing an eye for punishment (like Janine in the actual “Handmaid’s Tale”) and has a giggle over the community’s ”under his eye” greeting.
When Cecily Strong tells Aidy Bryant, laughingly, that she’s “bad,” for a naughty joke, Schumer smiles and says, “Yeah but not too bad or ... aaaack,” as she twists her head and neck back in a hanging pose.
“It’s a show critics are calling ‘so brutal’ and ‘more uplifting than the news,’” the voiceover says in a spoof promo.
The promo continues: “You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll say, ‘Oh my God, this so could be me and my friends. You know, with the way things are going.’”
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CORRECTION: A previous version of this story incorrectly identified the TV series as “Sex in the City.” Its correct title is “Sex and the City.”