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Normal Handshakes, Chris Pine: SNL Imagines the First Black Bachelorette


The new Bachelorette season made headlines not too long ago for putting Rachel Lindsay in the title role, making the lawyer the first black woman to be the Bachelorette. In a “Cut for Time” clip, SNL imagines what that season will look like with Sasheer Zamata as Lindsay and Chris Pine, Beck Bennett, Kyle Mooney, Alex Moffat, Pete Davidson, and Kenan Thompson as her suitors.

We get a few different types of white boys, from Bennett being really eager to talk about Get Out (not knowing Key and Peele are two different people) to Davidson requesting to be eliminated before the hometown visits because, “Trust me, it will not go well.” Pine’s contestant makes multiple attempts to woo the beautiful bachelorette with classic likes like “I have said the word, but only when I sing along to rap music. Now, are they raps I write myself? Yes. Do I feel cool when I say it? Absolutely” and “We both have something in common. We are both systematically oppressed. White males are the new minority.” Thompson, the only black suitor, is a magician. Romance.

How the reality show will approach race, if at all as Lindsay has said she’s “no different from any Bachelorette.” The SNL skit touches on the challenges of dating in America as a black woman, and even if none of these types appear in the actual Bachelorette, you can bet they’re out there.

Here’s a GIF we’re sure will be one for the ages:

chris pine and sasheer zamata gif

(via The Wrap, Image: screencap)

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