Topic: January Jones

It Looks Like Fat Betty Might Be Here To Stay On Mad Men

It Looks Like Fat Betty Might Be Here To Stay On Mad Men

“Fill yourself with the good things in your life…Food is just a symbol of the other things.” Surprisingly good advice for a 1960s Weight Watchers meeting, no? Weight Watchers was perhaps ahead of the curve by recognizing that weight gain in ’60s housewives/victims of the feminine mystique often had a psychological component, or maybe they just listened to that doctor from a few episodes back. Unfortunately for Betty “Fat Betty” Francis, the issues that caused hers are not likely to go away any time soon, as was evidenced by her behavior in last night’s episode. More »

Do We Feel More Sympathy For Betty Draper/Francis Now That She’s Fat?

Do We Feel More Sympathy For Betty Draper/Francis Now That She's Fat?

Last night’s episode of Mad Men introduced us to a very different-looking Betty Draper/Francis. With the help of January Jones’ real life pregnancy and probably some prosthetics, she’d been transformed from a slim, pretty housewife with toxic mental problems to a slightly chubby, still pretty housewife with toxic mental problems but a tiny hint of a softer side (no pun intended). Is this a cue for viewers to feel more sympathy for the show’s most hated character? More »