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Live, from the Pages of Cosmopolitan: It’s a ‘Regressive’ SNL Spread!

Vanessa Golembewski, assistant news and entertainment editor for website Refinery 29, is part of a growing number of writers voicing their disappointment with the photo treatment given to Saturday Night Live female cast members in the May 2014 issue of Cosmopolitan.

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It’s basically, per the above, slumber party redux. Golembewski notes that the treatment stands in stark contrast to some recent Interview and GQ coverage of, respectively, male show counterparts Jay Pharoah and Kyle Mooney. From her item:

To be sure, the women look absolutely gorgeous. However, in this sleepover-themed spread, the female cast trades its comedic chops for sexual subtext. At the same time, the shoot gives a very limited definition of what sexy means: A mostly nude Sasheer Zamata is at the center, while Aidy Bryant‘s body is entirely covered — by sheets in a group picture, and again in her individual Q&A by a large bunny head.

The larger issue, however, is how regressive the shoot feels.

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Live, from New York… It’s Five New SNL Faces

For this week’s print edition, The Hollywood Reporter has the double scoop on five incoming Saturday Night Live cast members. It’s the largest performer turnover since Will Ferrell ’s 1995-96 debut season.

Reporter Seth Abramovitch touches briefly on the various audition locales and performer gambits, including this post-post-modern material from Noel Wells, who is one of the five new faces:

Wells “blew everyone away,” says one attendee, with her impression of a Vine video. (She played a screaming fan at a Rihanna concert who falls and repeats the embarrassing moment again and again.)

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