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After 15 Years, The Ambiguously Gay Duo Finally Gets Some Live Action, Bi-Phobia

SNL’s Ambiguously Gay Duo and their vibrating penis-car continued their fight against “The Dark Clenched Hole Of Evil” by wearing slutty costumes, making anal sex innuendos, and provocatively stretching in the heat of battle. The queer-ish crusaders haven’t made an appearance since 2007 and last night’s marked their first foray into live action with appearances by Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Jon Hamm, and host Ed Helms. Previous to the duo of Ace and Gary, the gayest pair on SNL were body-builder budddies Hans and Franz (played by Dana Carvey and Kevin Nealon. Would 1996 audiences have warmed to live actors conveying the A.G.D.’s homoerotic antics? Does having mainstream actors play in a live action sketch laughing about homoeroticism signify progress or just more queer fun-making? Also, what’s up with denying the existence of bisexuals? It’d be funnier if actual people didn’t say crap like “bisexuals don’t exist” all the time.

Via Gawker

By:           Daniel Villarreal
On:           May 15, 2011
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  • 19 Comments
    • the crustybastard
      the crustybastard

      Awesome sketch. I laughed my ass off.

      AGD deftly balances mocking gays who are walking stereotypes, homophobia, and people shamed by the realization they’re slightly homophobic.

      John Hamm was perfect as Ace, but seriously, SNL — you had Chris Colfer for a sketch and you wasted him on “What Up With That?” Surely Colfer would have done more with Gary than Jimmy Fallon, who was just lame and forgettable.

      May 15, 2011 at 4:50 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Eric
      Eric

      @the crustybastard:

      Ummm….it’s called the “Ambiguously Gay Duo.” I don’t know if Chris Colfer could’ve pulled off ambiguously gay!

      May 15, 2011 at 10:10 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • franklin
      franklin

      Only gays would be programmed to accept humiliations like this as humor. This sketch may have been funny 20 years ago, but they are repeating tired cliches here, and the audience is laughing at us not with us. And as for the bisexual comment, that is another way to distance the straights from such gay (and apparently still quite laughable) sexual conduct.

      May 16, 2011 at 3:16 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • M.
      M.

      Biphobic fags must die!

      May 16, 2011 at 6:23 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • JoeyO'H
      JoeyO'H

      So funny!! There is nothing humiliating about this sketch. Lighten up! I’ve always LMAO at this sketch and live action just got funnier and with Jon Hamm, just got hotter!

      May 16, 2011 at 7:45 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • BlindedNYC
      BlindedNYC

      I’m with franklin, if this had been any other minority with such tired cliches, i think there would be major backlash.

      May 16, 2011 at 7:48 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • scott ny'er
      scott ny'er

      @BlindedNYC: Good point. Would it be funny if it was the ambiguously Black Duo, a black couple who fights crime. Consisting of a sassy, head-bopping, weave-wearing, black woman whose weapon of choice is her “speak” to the hand powers, when she’s not wielding her KFC drumsticks and her partner, a gang-tattooed, rapper black man, whose sad, unintelligible rhymes confound his enemies and thus leaves them open for defeat by his prison-honed muscles?

      On one hand, it is comedy and thus comedy makes fun of everyone. In Living Color, MadTV, SNL… all used variations of my example above in their sketches. So, there is that. OTOH, one can say it’s really not funny to use any cliches.

      May 16, 2011 at 8:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jason
      jason

      The only people who don’t believe in the existence of male bisexuals are liberals. Liberals are terrified of male bisexuality, both as a concept and as a practice. Liberals are much more comfortable with female bisexuality. You see this in how the sexual revolution embraced the concept of female bisexuality but not male bisexuality.

      Look at any porn movie that contains both men and women – female bisexuality is always there but male bisexuality is rare. Overall, the sexual branch of liberalism was designed to make bisexuality socially acceptable for females but not for males. It is rule number 1.

      This double standard is a form of pro-female political correctness in which women play a part. Women like the double standard. Women exploit double standards. They do it to obtain preferential treatment. Just as there is a clothing double standard (where women can wear both trousers and dresses but men must wear only trousers), there is also the bisexual double standard.

      This is one reason why I have turned against liberalism. I urge other people to do so. You cannot trust liberals who have a double standard in their attitude to sexuality.

      May 16, 2011 at 10:02 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • the crustybastard
      the crustybastard

      @scott ny’er:

      Ah. You haven’t heard of the popular Madea franchise, have you?

      May 16, 2011 at 3:22 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • M.
      M.

      Totally agree with Jason.

      May 16, 2011 at 4:02 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • M.
      M.

      “Liberals are much more comfortable with female bisexuality. You see this in how the sexual revolution embraced the concept of female bisexuality but not male bisexuality.”

      also hypocritical feminist movement.

      May 16, 2011 at 4:18 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Cam
      Cam

      @franklin: said..

      “Only gays would be programmed to accept humiliations like this as humor. This sketch may have been funny 20 years ago, but they are repeating tired cliches here”
      __________________________-

      Are you kidding? Have you ever seen “My Big Fat Greek Wedding”?, Any Tyler Perry Movie? “Tony and Tina’s Wedding”? to name a few? They all play off of stereotypes and all are big hits with the group that they are stereotyping.

      May 16, 2011 at 4:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • manfred
      manfred

      @Cam: The difference is that these shows are making fun of themselves. SNL’s tripe shows straights mocking gays and reducing them to just their imagined sexual practices – a big difference.

      May 16, 2011 at 11:44 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeffree
      Jeffree

      This comedic bit is a “period piece,” a throwback to a time when attitudes to G/B men were different, and the mere hint of someone being ambiguously gay was funny.

      If someone watching the recent sketch didn’t know that the AGD sketch was based on SNL from many seasons ago, the “meta humor”would be easy to miss. You wouldn’t be alone in thinking it was funny mostly because str8 celebs were playing gayish.

      I only giggled once, but mostly because Jon Hamm was there acting so non-Don-Draperish.

      @jason’s gooogle-alert works! The word
      “ambiguously gay” causes him to F12 on his keyboard, and his recycled sentences pop up **like magic**! But the sock-troll probably took a little longer.

      May 17, 2011 at 4:08 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • John
      John

      @Jeffree:

      However, Jason’s comment is right.

      May 17, 2011 at 9:47 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jeffree
      Jeffree

      @John / jason: The topic, remember the topic: AGD/SNL.

      May 17, 2011 at 1:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • M.
      M.

      @Jeffree:

      shut up, pro-lesbian conformist cretin!

      May 17, 2011 at 8:43 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • M.
      M.

      Only fashion on male bisexuality will bring freedom to gay guys!

      May 17, 2011 at 8:46 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • sandy
      sandy

      Great stuff, btw. Check out this video, it’s related to your post! http://youtu.be/NBFlc-RP9M0

      Aug 19, 2011 at 12:04 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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