If there’s one thing Mad Men fans know about the show, it is that nothing happens by accident. So I’m sure creator Matt Weiner intended Joan Holloway‘s rape at the hands of her douche-y doctor fiancé to make a point: in the 1960s, the concept of “date rape” did not exist and people scarcely spoke openly about rape.
But even though it’s 2009 now, Christina Hendricks, the actress who plays Joan, has noticed the point still appears to be lost on people. Hendricks told New York magazine:
“What’s astounding is when people say things like, ‘Well, you know that episode where Joan sort of got raped?’ Or they say rape and use quotation marks with their fingers. ‘I’m like, ‘What is that you are doing? Joan got raped!’ It illustrates how similar people are today, because we’re still questioning whether it’s a rape. It’s almost like, ‘Why didn’t you just say bad date?’ ”
“Sort of got raped”? How does one “sort of” get raped? Is that like being a little pregnant?
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“There’s something in what you don’t see. There’s restraint. I’ve had people say to me, ‘My husband and I watch it and we always have sex afterwards.’ I think it’s really hot that some of the things it’s stirring up in people are very naughty things.”
– Christina Hendricks in Esquire
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“For some reason – and I love this – I keep hearing people say they have had more sex since watching ‘Mad Men.’”
— Christina Hendricks, aka Joan Holloway [Telegraph U.K.] Keep reading »
Most “Mad Men” fans know Christina Hendricks as the sultry bombshell Joan Holloway. Now, fans also know her as actor Geoffrey Arend’s new fiance. But we’re pretty sure most fans don’t know the five following facts about Hendricks. Keep reading »
“I’ve always had a bit of a walk — this girl’s got hips — but on the show it’s exaggerated. The first day, I put on those [retro] undergarments, and I was walking around the office like boom, boom, boom! They called ‘Cut,’ and I turned to [creator Matt Weiner and said, ‘That was Joan.’ And he said, ‘That was Joan.’ It all just dropped into place.” — Christina Hendricks on “Mad Men”‘s Joan Holloway in Page Six Magazine Keep reading »
The other day I asked Catherine, “Do you think I should dye my hair bright red like Joan Holloway on “Mad Men”?” Catherine said, “No” as if the idea was out of the question. I suppose she’s right. I’d need to have the milky white skin that actress Christina Hendricks is blessed with. An added bonus would be to be blessed with this woman’s Botticelli-esque figure, but that’s just dreamin’. Anyway, after the jump, some of Hendrick’s most glorious looks — a little more modern than Holloway’s, of course, but drool-worthy nonetheless. Keep reading »
Mad Men is back on Sunday! It’s one of the few TV shows of true quality that I watch (though, crap, I really hope it’s time slot doesn’t conflict with Big Brother…). Anyway, while Jon Hamm does a mean job playing sexy ad exec Don Draper, the true stars of the show in our eyes (but clearly not the stinkin’ decision makers behind the Emmy nominations) are the female characters portrayed by Elizabeth Moss, January Jones, and Christina Hendricks. It seems kind of ironic that a show which portrays the sexist working conditions in corporate America in the 1960′s was honored only for its male cast members, but we digress. These women are hot not just in looks, but in talent. We can’t wait to see what havoc Betty Draper, Peggy Olson, and Joan Holloway will cause those boys in Season Two. [AMCTV.com] Keep reading »