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Mad Men do Rolling Stone. Absolute love.

In Uncategorized on September 1, 2010 at 11:21 PM

Mad Men. It’s grown on me and now my love for it is quite significant. Yes the costuming is amazing (AMAZING) and yes Joan Harris’/Holloway’s breasts are stupendous (and yes even us girls out there realise this), but the show is so much more than that. It’s Betty Draper’s already smouldering weirdness that descends slowly into outright, socially accepted but constantly shocking, craziness as her gender’s generational predicament of unfulfilled dreams and real frustrations come to fruition.  It’s Peggy Olsen realising in sudden, stunned, little bursts that she’s more than most of the men surrounding her yet still only half acknowledged. It’s all the secretaries put together, in one room often, preening like pretty, little birds yet somehow wielding a power that continually brings Don Draper and Roger Stirling to their ever-bewildered knees (to their dismay). It’s Pete Campbell’s insufferable righteousness, something his stuffy upbringing and lucky-for-him heavily man-favoured era allows him in spades. It’s Joan – Joan and her confounding indomitable faith in herself, her stupendous breasts AND her surprisingly unsung smarts despite the fact that she strives for no more than is a woman’s place in her world and that she is constantly told (and accepts) that this is all she should ask for.  It’s Sal. Sal and his sad identity crisis which, as it dawns on him so slowly, is so painful to watch from our (slightly) more enlightened, 21st century perspective.

It’s a fantastic show and so much more than its more obvious parts. Definitely worth watching and beyond worth getting addicted to. Rolling Stone has just done a beautiful cover shoot and article on the show and its stars which comes out September 16. Click on the pix for the full shoot or go to this link – http://www.rollingstone.com/music/news/17386/196882 – for a preview of the article. Soooo good.

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  1. Erin, I love these photographs! It makes me miss Mad Men sessions with Lucie and Ann! x

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