SNL’s Sarah Sherman: From Queer Rabbi Role to Therapist Drama

By Sagar ChandPublished on: May 15, 2024 Updated on: May 17, 2024
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SNL star Sarah Sherman has been the subject of discussions regarding her sexuality, largely sparked by her portrayal of Rabbi Rebecca in the Netflix film You Are So Not Invited to My Bat Mitzvah, produced by Adam Sandler.

In the movie, based on the 2005 young adult novel of the same name, her character breaks away from the traditional image of rabbis, typically depicted as old, bearded men, and introduces a young, possibly queer rabbi. This portrayal, praised for its relatability and modernity, has led some to speculate about Sherman’s own sexual orientation.

Rabbi Emily Cohen, a writer and English teacher based in Vienna, Austria, also highlighted this in her review, expressing delight in seeing a rabbi character who defies norms and connects with younger audiences in a relatable way.

However, in reality, Sherman has been linked to men. In March 2020, the actress mentioned having a boyfriend who was raised Catholic in an interview with Vice about her favorite movie, Uncut Gems. She said, “It’s probably the best movie I’ve ever seen in my life. When I saw it I was next to my boyfriend, who grew up Catholic, and the whole time I was leaning over him and saying, ‘You have no idea what’s going on in this movie, you idiot.’”

Additionally, Sherman was once rumored to be dating fellow comedian Eric Andre after sharing several photos with him on her Instagram. However, these rumors were shut down as Andre later confirmed on The Howard Stern Show that he was seeing someone else.

Sarah Sherman and Eric Andre are just friends.
Sarah and Eric.

At present, Sarah isn’t dating anyone officially.

Sherman’s Therapist Found Her ‘Cute as a Pumpkin’

In August 2023, comedian Sarah shared a story about her therapist quitting during an episode of the Las Culturistas podcast with Matt Rogers and Bowen Yang. She revealed that her therapist made inappropriate comments, like telling her she “looked as cute as a pumpkin,” and was not a good fit for her therapy needs.

She was deeply affected by the Titan submersible disaster and reached out to her therapist about her intrusive thoughts. However, instead of providing support, the therapist worsened her anxiety by sending her conspiracy paintings related to Titanic submarine theories, which Sherman found unhelpful.

Sarah Sherman, Sydney Sweeney, and Chloe Fineman.
Sarah, Sydney, and Chloe.

Ultimately, the therapist ended their professional relationship, which Sherman has come to terms with. She acknowledged that the therapist’s approach was not beneficial for her mental health, and she described him as not “giving the give.”

She Claps Back at Viral TikTok Claiming ‘SNL’ Never Hires ‘Hot Women’

Sherman humorously addressed a viral TikTok video where creator Jahelis claimed that SNL has never hired a “hot woman.”

In response, Sherman tweeted, “just found out i’m not hot. please give me and my family space to grieve privately and uglily at this time.”

Jahelis’s video, posted in March, suggested that SNL intentionally hires cast members based on comedic talent over physical attractiveness, sparking debates about the appearances of some specific current and former female cast members.


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Sherman’s fellow cast member, Chloe Troast, also responded to the TikTok video by posting her own humorous TikTok, singing Christina Aguilera’s “Beautiful.”

The incident sparked broader conversations about beauty standards and s**ism in comedy.

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