SPOILERS. SO MANY.
Trudy has always been one of my favorite characters on Mad Men. I think she’s put up with a ton with very, very good spirits, and I’m pleased to see her getting some love this week. However, it’s for a reason that surprised me. More
The two wives of Don Draper have quite a bit in common. Both Megan and Betty have been married to the same
douchebag very attractive advertising executive guy, both are fascinating women with more intriguing personalities than many of the show’s other characters, both are absolutely stunning in appearance (and voice, though many of my friends have disagreed with me on that note). When it comes to their individual beauty looks, though, the two are very different.
For this Friday’s Makeup Tutorial, I’ll be using your votes to decide whose makeup I’ll do. Will it be Betty’s lovely, simple early- to mid-60s look or Megan’s more dramatic, late 60s makeup? More
You may be expecting our regularly scheduled Wednesday episode of Wed Bed Dead. Unfortunately, Jen and Ashley got a little too awesome last night (whiskey) and don’t have one for you. Next week they will! Still, they dragged themselves out from under their oppressive hangovers this morning and made you a Fuck Marry Kill in the old written format, concerning a few of Mad Men‘s main anti-heroes, Don Draper, Roger Sterling and Pete Campbell. More
I know I seem to be talking about Betty Draper a lot, but the only other thing that Mad Men fans seem to be talking about in relation to her is the fact that she still has not lost all the weight. More
Today, January Jones and Betty Draper are going to have a beauty showdown! Who is lovelier? We tried this last week with Emilia Clarke vs, Daenerys Targaryen and the ultimate winner was, “This game is absurd, because they are the same person!” But who will win this time? I bet it will be Betty Draper, because I love it when people style their hair elaborately and wear fifties style make-up. More
Every week, Villainess Style showcases a bad woman with a good wardrobe. This week, to go along with the season six premiere of Mad Men this Sunday, Betty Draper! Who I love, very much, but who absolutely no one else seems to. Why? Why do you not want to fill her deep inner void of sadness? I don’t know. Maybe if I show you some cool dresses, and some quotes from her, you will like her. Or at least dress like her. More
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. More
Jessica Paré, the woman who plays Don Draper‘s wife, has a theory on why we love it when fictional characters cheat – as Don Draper seems likely to do in season six of Mad Men (premiering this Sunday at 9! Party at my house! You bring the supplies!) More
Remember how Jon Hamm‘s allegedly gargantuan penis was allegedly distracting the whole Mad Men set so a staffer allegedly told him to wear some underwear (then reported the alleged incident to a major media outlet)? Well, he had something to say about it in his Rolling Stone interview this week. More
In the latest issue of Wired Magazine, Alison Brie (of Mad Men and Community fame) hams it up in some photos illustrating an article about the new ways people are using technology to engage with TV shows, and how outdated the Nielsen rating system is. (And how we have gotten better TV shows as a result.) None of the pictures within are quite as great as the cover shot, which shows what Trudy Campbell would look like if she murdered her horrid, sniveling prig of a husband and took his job. But they do show off Ms. Brie’s range as an actress, which is something the article discusses, and she looks great in all of them. Now, let’s do some “Mad Math.” More
Jon Hamm has a penis, and apparently you can see it. More
That moment you’ve all (maybe) been waiting for is nearly upon us. No, I don’t mean Game of Thrones, silly – I’m talking about season 6 of Mad Men. But before us normal people get a chance to see the show, there was a snazzy red carpet premiere over at the DGA Theater in Los Angeles because television people like to do those, too.
As one might have guessed, everybody looked sufficiently classed up in that people who are in Mad Men are expected to. However, it seems as though they may have caught the same “tastefully boring” disease that Ashley revealed of the Game of Thrones red carpet. More
The Daily Mail has rounded up some of the most sexist ads from the “Mad Men” era. They note that:
“To push their products, advertisements from the Fifties and Sixties simultaneously created and reinforced gender stereotypes, depicting women as brainless beauties and kitchen-dwellers who, most of the time, need help looking slimmer.”
OH GOD THEY ARE AWFUL. More
Mad Men/Matthew Weiner is not being sued for for sexual harassment, which was the first thing that came to my mind when I heard a model was suing Mad Men. Because somehow I’ve decided that Matt Weiner behaves exactly like everyone on the show, and it’s completely autobiographical. That feels right. More