Don Draper Is So Fucking Hot

If you didn’t watch this past Sunday’s episode of Mad Men, clicking here will spoil some of the magic that is this scene.  And what a scene it is.

Seriously.  Am I a sicko because I find this hot?  Slut Machine aka Tracie Egan elaborates in the post I linked to:

But sometimes assertive women get tired of always being so damn assertive and, just like Don’s wife Betty said about the horses she rides, sometimes ‘they like to be told what to do’…it was at once threatening and thrilling for this woman who was so used to calling all the shots

I think because there is such a nuanced composite of women’s experiences on Mad Men, the context of this scene is can more easily be digested by feminists like me.  But on a more personal taste level, I like and am interested in the character of Don Draper, and kind of was grossed out by the woman in this scene the entire episode.  As the risk of revealing TMI, I also think, in many instances, it’s pretty damn hot when people can take control like that.  There’s something so fucking irrisistably sexy about men who know what they’re doing, have confidence, and can just cut to the chase like that.  Like Tracie said, it’s really thrilling & I totally get off on almost all that is thrilling.  Which, ironically, makes me sort of identify with Don Draper a little bit.  Like I said, i dunno if that makes me a sicko, or what, but it is something to ponder for yourself: What does it mean if you get off on power and these types of thrills?  In what ways does this matter if you are or identify as a man or a woman?

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2 responses to “Don Draper Is So Fucking Hot

  1. Joe Rice

    A buddy of mine just did a pretty great write-up of Mad Men you might like. http://tomandlorenzo.blogspot.com/

  2. cocobuchanan

    OMG, that was a great post! Puts things in perpective, in terms of that scene.

    Also, I love what they say about the conflict between Peggy & Joan

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