Posts tagged "don draper"

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…
By: Katrin Higher / April 29, 2014

The 12 Most Quintessential Don Draper Expressions Of All Time (So Far)

It's the final season of "Mad Men". Ever! This means we only have one more season of looking at Don Draper. Frankly, this depresses me. To get through this scary time, let’s pay tribute to some of the very best Don Draper looks from seasons passed on College Candy...
By: College Candy / April 16, 2014

On Don Draper, Dick Whitman & Consent

SPOILER: Why wasn't there more of a discussion about the prostitute who nursed a young Dick Whitman back to health and then took sexual advantage of him? [The Atlantic] There's an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal today by editorial board member James Taranto that posits the military's effort to clean u…
By: Jessica Wakeman / June 18, 2013

10 Fictional Characters (Besides Don Draper) I’d Like To Have Sex With

This past weekend, I was driving from Chicago to Wisconsin for a friend’s wedding when I spotted a billboard – admittedly advertising some sort of Christian cause – that said, “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” “Fair enough,” I thought, as the night before I’d had one…
By: Sara Barron / June 15, 2012

Jessica Paré Doesn’t Mind The Gap

“I forget about them because they’re in my face and they do their job just great. I never get anything stuck in them." -- "Mad Men"'s marvelous Jessica Paré, on her signature gap teeth. Jessica also dished a tiny bit about the future of her character Megan's relationship with hubby Don Draper, noting that "we…
By: Julie Gerstein / May 15, 2012

“Mad Men” Creator Sheds Light On Don Draper’s S&M Sex Drive

"Don's relationship — and [the] women in his life's relationship[s] — between power and sex is very closely linked. And I think it's part of the human experience. I think it's an animal thing. Powerful men in particular seem to want to be controlled sexually. ... I think what you're seeing is that they do…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 25, 2012

Don Draper’s Relationships On “Mad Men,” From Most To Least Dysfunctional

As a woman who loves "Mad Men," which returns to AMC this Sunday, I'm both besotted with and disgusted by Don Draper, who somehow manages to be both tenderly flawed and nakedly brutal at the same time. Don burns through women faster than some people change socks. Some of those women try to change him…
By: Sonia Saraiya / March 23, 2012

“Mad Men”‘s Don Draper And Roger Sterling, A Love Story

Is it true that the real love story on "Mad Men" is actually between Roger Sterling and Don Draper? Perhaps it is, perhaps it is. I know I'd like that to be true, and so does Elisa Kreisinger, who created this awesomely subversive take on the show. "The goal was to tell a story about…
By: Julie Gerstein / March 21, 2012

Stop Asking Elisabeth Moss If Don And Peggy Are Going To Sleep Together On “Mad Men”

Elisabeth Moss: People are constantly asking if [Don Draper and Peggy Olsen are] gonna sleep together. I always get annoyed, because their relationship is more than that. And to keep that going over five years without selling out and having something else happen — that to me is really interesting and rarely done well. Jo…
By: Jessica Wakeman / March 5, 2012

Here’s “Mad Men” Official Season 5 Poster — But What Does It All Mean?

Every week it seems like there is new art for the "Mad Men" season five premiere, not that we mind. This is the "official" art and it sure is perplexing. Don Draper is staring at a pair of mannequins, including a naked female mannequin, and his own reflection in a department store window. What…
By: Jessica Wakeman / February 27, 2012

A Handy “Mad Men” Relationship Map

See larger image here. "Mad Men" returns from its eons-long hiatus on March 25. That gives us just a month to get back into all the couplings, breakups and make ups that Don Draper and pals were embroiled in. Luckily, the folks at Wired have created this handy relationship map -- which include…
By: Julie Gerstein / February 24, 2012

8 Sexy TV Characters Who Would Be Too Insane To Date In Real Life

Whether your bedroom walls were plastered with posters of Kirk Cameron, Jonathan Taylor Thomas, or Scott Baio, having a dreamy crush on your favorite TV character (and the actor who plays him) is standard practice for teenage girls. In fact, most women continue to crush on hot TV characters (sans bedroom posters) well into adulthood.
By: Claudia Maittlen-Harris / February 14, 2012

Hang Don Draper By The Neck

We've got another month and a half to go until season five of "Mad Men" starts on March 25, and fans can't wait to find out where things stand with Don Draper, his family, and everyone else at Sterling Cooper Draper Price. We found just the thing to wear to a premiere party -- thi…
By: Amelia McDonell-Parry / February 7, 2012

Jon Hamm On Don And Peggy’s Subordi-Friendship

“I think in the world of the show we see the office through Peggy’s eyes. She’s the new girl and we see her from her very first day... And we’ve watched through over 50 episodes of television her grow and become more confident and we’ve watched Don alternately shout at her and correct her and…
By: Jessica Wakeman / January 28, 2012

Casting Close Call: Thomas Jane Could Have Been Don Draper

Jon Hamm has nabbed himself four Emmys playing the now-iconic role of Don Draper on "Mad Men." But apparently, he was not producers first choice for the role. And he actually knows who the makers of the show originally had in mind for the starring role—Thomas Jane of "Hung." "Nobody knew who…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / October 9, 2011

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…
By: Jessica Wakeman / April 12, 2011

A Scientific Study Of Who Is The Biggest Drunk On TV

Recently, The Daily Beast has kept a careful eye on the small screen, tallying the number of drinks imbibed during primetime television shows. No, they're not conducting some parent watchdog study—they're just trying to determine who's the biggest drunk on TV. Kara Cutruzzula rewatched the entirety of season four of "Mad Men"…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 22, 2010

Conan O’Brien Gets Interviewed By Don Draper

Last night, Conan O'Brien returned to late-night television, and here are the first four minutes of the show. My favorite moment is when, while trying to find a job, Conan interviews with Don Draper at Sterling Cooper Draper Pryce. Don looks at his resume and says, "It's 1965—you're 2 years old. Get out…
By: Kate Torgovnick/Kate-Book.com / November 9, 2010

Say What, Don Draper?

For a guy with all the answers, Don Draper still has a lot of questions. Here, to tide you over until the next season of "Mad Men," is gorgeous Don Draper expounding on just "what" the heck is going on. Lord knows he has no idea. [BuzzFeed]…
By: Julie Gerstein / November 4, 2010

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…
By: Julie Gerstein / November 2, 2010
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