In the latest issue of GQ, Elisabeth Moss (a.k.a. Peggy Olsen from Mad Men) is profiled in the typical GQ way. They describe her as their “favorite workplace vixen,” which makes me think they’ve never actually watched an episode of Mad Men. She poses in her underwear, talks about a sex scene on her excellent-sounding new show Top Of The Lake (they had me at “Twin Peaks“), and…plays a nice little game of “Fuck, Marry, Kill” with the men of Sterling Cooper.
What?! That’s right, they stole our game. Lad mags and lady sites are not so different after all, I guess. So, with whom did they make her play the game, and what did she decide? GQ presented her with an offering of Roger Sterling, Don Draper, and Pete Campbell, a strong array of options one could do a lot with. Initially resistant to this wonderfully asinine game, she said, “Oh brother! I don’t want to marry any of them! Impossible!” which is totally fair. But eventually, she submitted to the game, and said: “I guess I’d marry…Sterling? Fuck Don. And I guess I have to kill Pete? But let me say for the record that none of these are things I’d ever want to do.”
Why did she make these choices? What was her rationale?? Either GQ, Elisabeth, or both are playing this game wrong. Which is not to say that I take issue with any of her choices. Personally, I might prefer to marry Don, for the mere reason that I’d get to fuck him more than once that way, but Roger does seem like a marginally better partner, going strictly by the number of affairs he’s had and the amicability of his breakups. That acid-fueled breakup revelation scene with Jane was the saddest. And he seems to get along with Mona well enough, at least compared to how Don gets along with Betty.
Oh, and she is totally lying about not wanting to kill Pete. Everyone wants to kill Pete.
(Via ET Online)