'Saturday Night Live' recap: Dakota Johnson and Alabama Shakes

March 1, 2015 3:52 PM

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references out of the way early though, the whole monologue focused on the film—which has been in theaters for three weeks now—and hammered the topic into the ground. Even Griffith and Johnson’s presence in the audience (a sweet surprise) was pegged to the film: “We were just afraid you were going to be naked,” Griffith said, hand obscuring her face. Griffith’s refusal to see her daughter nude onscreen was funny (and awkward) the first time around; now it’s just a dried out bit.

get together in a pre-recorded short is a good time, and Saturday’s “Say What You Wanna Say” is no exception. Inspired by Sara Bareilles’ “Brave,” the ladies begin—as the lyrics instruct—saying what they want to say. This means saying no to that offer for drinks, to brunch, and, in Kate McKinnon’s c...

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