Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Why do women love Don Draper?


Hello, and yes I'm still alive. I'm interrupting my vacation to call your attention to this post commenting on Don Draper's appeal to women (in the audience of Mad Men) despite his drinking and other foibles. I'm not sure I quite agree with Suderman's conclusion though; I'd add that Draper is passing despite the disadvantages of his upbringing in a world that all the characters aspire to, so there's almost a reverse Cinderella thing at work that unknowingly appeals to the women he meets and brings out the maternal in the audience.

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