“Many queer men recall the loneliness of being a child in a heteronormative world. Longed-for Barbie dolls are off-limits. The sports-related games of other boys seem intimidating or just plain dull. Saturday Night Live captures this feeling perfectly…” writes Advocate.
In its fake ad for Fisher-Price’s Wells for Boys, the late night comedy troupe advertised a toy that seems desirable for many queer boys in the real world: “Wells for sensitive boys” are for boys whose hearts are full of questions, to provide them something “to wish upon, confide in and reflect by.”
The skit contains several dog whistles to queer viewers. La La Land‘s Emma Stone, who plays the young boy’s understanding mother, asks if he might want to watch the queer classic Y Tu Mamá Tambien. Stone also comes to her son’s defense after a football-holding boy criticizes the well as “weird.”
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