Dakota Johnson joins ISIS: Watch the controversial SNL sketch (VIDEO).

Watch Dakota Johnson Join ISIS in This Divisive SNL Sketch

Watch Dakota Johnson Join ISIS in This Divisive SNL Sketch

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March 1 2015 2:00 PM

Dakota Johnson Joins ISIS in This Divisive SNL Sketch

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Whatever your opinion of Fifty Shades of Grey, it’s fair to say that Dakota Johnson’s playful naiveté and quiet, bristling intelligence often transcended the campy badness that defined most of the movie. The actress put that faux-innocent persona to good use while hosting SNL this week, especially in a short, controversial sketch that saw her play the departing daughter of Taran Killam.

The bit starts as a saccharine spoof of a Toyota Camry commercial, but it becomes clear that Johnson isn’t leaving for college, or the U.S. army, when a truck pulls up mounted with machine guns and a militant Kyle Mooney. But don’t worry! As Johnson notes, “it’s just ISIS.”

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