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James McAvoy's Mr. Tumnus Comes Out of the Wardrobe as Gay on SNL

James McAvoy's Mr. Tumnus Comes Out of the Wardrobe as Gay on SNL

Narnia's Mr. Tumnus Comes Out as Gay on SNL

The Saturday Night Live host put a queer spin on his character from The Chronicles of Narnia.

Everyone's favorite satyr-next-door just came out of the wardrobe.

On Saturday's episode of Saturday Night Live, host James McAvoy reprised his role as the friendly -- and hairy -- Mr. Tumnus from the 2005 film, The Chronicles of Narnia.

In the sketch, three women (played by Cecily Strong, Aidy Bryant, and Kate McKinnon) wander through a wardrobe in their Airbnb right into the cottage of Tumnus, who happens to be their childhood crush.

The women became enamored with the satyr -- a mythical creature comprised of half goat and half man -- because of his "non-threatening masculinity."

"I suppose I've become an unlikely sex symbol in many ways, for a very specific woman. A lazy Hermione, if you will," McAvoy as Tumnus jokes, in a reference to the bookish female wizard from the Harry Potter book series.

The women attempt to fulfill their adolescent fantasy until the satyr reveals he's actually not on the market. In fact, he appears to be in a domestic relationship with Edmund, one of the original lead characters of the Narnia saga.

While it seems that Edmund will only be feeding Mr. Tumnus Turkish delights on the SNL stage, with a newly announced plan to readapt the classic young-adult series at Netflix, the sketch reveals the possibility of LGBTQ representation and inclusion in the fantasy world.

Watch the sketch below.

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