SNL #40.14 RECAP: Host Dakota Johnson, musical guest Alabama Shakes

We’ve known for two weeks now that not only was Dakota Johnson hosting, but that we’d have plenty of references to her starring role in the film adaptation of Fifty Shades of Grey. Johnson mentioned it during #SNL40, and all of the promos leaned on the source material’s S&M/T&A. I cannot help but remember, however, that before this movie, Johnson starred in a lovable yet short-lived FOX sitcom in which she replaced former SNL cast member Abby Elliott. I yearned for any kind of deep-cut reference to the career crossroads of Johnson with Elliott. I would be disappointed. Nevertheless,...

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