Posts tagged "betty draper"

Bye, Bye, Birdie: “Mad Men” Bids Farewell To Betty Draper Francis (Spoiler Alert!)

Happy Mother’s Day to you too, Matthew Weiner. (Spoilers ahead!)…

Megan Reynolds / May 11, 2015

The Soapbox: The Three Dimensional Feminism Of Sally Draper

A lot has happened since 2010 when we got to witness Sally Draper’s temper tantrum as a little girl, and feminist blogger Amanda Marcotte made the astute observation that Sally Draper was a feminist hero. That tantrum was our first glimpse into what would later become Sally’s numerous instances of resistance against a broken old…

Katrin Higher / April 29, 2014

The Soapbox: “Mad Men,” Pregnancy, And The Nuance Of Choice

This post contains spoilers!

Sunday nights are no longer full of Monday dread. I have something to look forward to at the very end of the weekend: a mind-bending episode of “Mad Men.” The show you love, full of characters you hate, and issues you hope to only deal with through barrier of…

Sarah Gray / April 17, 2013

“Mad Men”‘s Betty Draper Francis Dirty Talks About Rape And It Gets Weird

“Mad Men” is back and the Draper family is still as fucked up as ever. I won’t spoil Don’s heap of neuroses (oh, they still exist), but we need to talk about Betty Draper Francis:

During a weird moment last night in bed with her husband Henry, Betty started to dirty talk. Only…

Jessica Wakeman / April 8, 2013

Face-Off: “Real Housewife” Teresa Giudice & “Mad Men”‘s Betty Draper Are Kind Of The Same Person

The other day, I was stuck in a k-hole (aka a hangover) and watched, like, 7,000 episodes of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey.” I then topped it off with some “Mad Men” and had a revelation: Teresa Giudice of “RHONJ” — she of the bankruptcy troubles and the ostentatious house, and the feud with…

Julie Gerstein / May 18, 2012

The Rise Of Weight Watchers In The 1960’s

This week on “Mad Men“‘s “Dark Shadows” episode, Weight Watchers serves as a type of therapy for Betty Francis, who can definitely use it. Boredom, jealousy, and insecurity dominate Betty’s life as a 1960s housewife on her second marriage, and she’s turned to bags of Bugles to pass the time. Now determined to lose the…

Pop Sugar / May 14, 2012

Fat Betty Draper Gets Her Own Song

Normally I’d be peeved by a song about how fat a lady TV character has gotten. But I prefer to see this  “Fat Betty” song by SOUTH Music & Sound Design in another light: an ode to those of us who love our ice cream. Blam-a-blam! (Also, spoiler alert, if you are way behind o…

Jessica Wakeman / April 16, 2012

Evening Quickies: Why Do We Care So Much About Fat Betty?

Why do people care so much about that Betty Draper Francis has gotten fat in order to conceal actress January Jones’ pregnancy on “Mad Men”? I know it’s a shocking look for Betty, but people on the interwebs are really freaking out about it. [Personally, I just enjoy a fat suit. — Editor] [Huffington Post]…

Jessica Wakeman / April 3, 2012

“Mad Men” Spoiler: Betty Draper Is “Fat” Now

Well, for those of us wondering how Matthew Weiner would work in and/or conceal January Jones’ pregnancy on the new season of “Mad Men,” last night we got our answer. Betty is fat now! I won’t reveal anything else about last night’s episode, but I will show you some photos. I am glad to see…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / April 2, 2012

John Slattery Has A Bobby Draper Problem

“Coincidentally, that kid doesn’t play Bobby Draper any more. Not because of what he said, but because … well, for other reasons. They’ve had about five Bobby Drapers and they can’t seem to find one who doesn’t look straight into the lens.”
–“Mad Men”‘s amazing John Slattery on the proliferation of Bobby Drapers on the…

Julie Gerstein / March 24, 2012

January Jones Comes Down Hard On Public Childhood Masturbation

“You know, Sally shouldn’t be masturbating at other people’s houses or she’s going to get slapped.”
– January Jones defends Betty Draper — specifically her decision to smack tween daughter Sally after she was busted diddling herself at a neighbor’s house — in an interview with The Daily. You know, I could easily write,…

Amelia McDonell-Parry / March 21, 2012

January Jones Admits “Everybody Hates Me”

“I find it really interesting that people think that, like, in seasons three and four, she’s become unlikable because she’s become more independent. Everybody liked Betty when she was, like, in a living hell in season one and two, and now they hate her. … I think as an audience member you can empathize with…

Jessica Wakeman / January 17, 2012

Betty Draper Wasn’t In The Original “Mad Men” Pilot

January Jones opened up to W magazine and revealed that when it came to casting the role of secretary Peggy Olsen on “Mad Men,” she was thisclose to getting the part, but also that the role she eventually was cast for — Betty Draper, the icy blonde homemaker wife of anti-hero Don Draper — wasn’t…

Jessica Wakeman / April 12, 2011

Sally Draper Would Like To Punch Betty In The Face, Too

Preternaturally intelligent Kiernan Shipka, who plays Sally Draper on our fave show ever, “Mad Men,” was interviewed by Entertainment Weekly about the show and her role on it. Kiernan was frank about her feelings about TV mom Betty Draper. “As much as I don’t like Betty’s character,” she said, “January’s amazing and I love…

Julie Gerstein / November 2, 2010

Quotable: Betty Draper Just Like All Our Mothers

“The question of Betty Draper’s motherhood is very peculiar to me. Because we were all raised by women like this. And I know it’s easy to hate her and think she seems childish and impulsive. We’re all here because of women like that. We’ll see how those kids turn out. They could end up being…

Wendy Atterberry / October 18, 2010

Betty Draper’s Parenting Skillz

When it comes to Betty Draper’s parenting on “Mad Men,” people either roll their eyes at her for constantly barking orders at her kids and never seeming to care that much about who they are, what they say, or things they’re interested in or they applaud her for her authoritarianism and want to nominate

Matthew Weiner’s Feelings About The Draper Marriage Are “Unambiguous”

There’s a fascinating interview with “Mad Men” creator Matthew Weiner over at The Daily Beast. He has some insightful things to say about the season finale of “Mad Men” and where things stand with the Drapers. (If you still haven’t watched Sunday night’s episode: a.) What are you waiting for? b.) Stop reading NOW!).

Amelia McDonell-Parry / November 10, 2009