David Leddick's take on what it was like to be gay during the same time period as TV's Mad Men sounds a lot more interesting to me than TV's Mad Men (a show I have resisted sampling...I know! I know.)
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Devilishly handsome Jon Hamm, 40, is on the cover of Esquire (March 2012), in which the writer fawns over him the way I might were I to be assigned the gig. Some tidbits—he taught high school drama in '95 to students including The Office's Ellie Kemper, he's been pals with Paul Rudd since high school and he once auditioned for "Jack Donaghy" (Alec Baldwin's role) on 30 Rock.
Jon Hamm's preference for going commando is becoming legendary. Gawker has some irrefutable evidence, and National Enquirer (October 25, 2010) claims co-workers are unsettled by his out-there appearance down there.
I think Jon Hamm is quite lovely to look at and he was hysterical on 30 Rock, but I haven't gotten around to seeing Mad Men and I really didn't care for him in Howl or The Town. But he seems as nice as he looks good.
One especially interesting quote from his interview:
"I ask him if he feels lucky that his overnight success took as long as it did. 'Absolutely, I don't know how the Twilight kids or Miley Cyrus or whoever handle it. You fuck up, make one bad decision, and people in Thailand Twitter about it.' Hamm's mostly left alone, he says: 'I'm old, I'm boring. I usually just duck the paparazzi. It's literally someone waiting for you to pick your nose or scratch yourself. I'm sorry, I scratched my balls—who doesn't do that? You're really going to run that story? What the fuck?! Everyone has picked their nose at one point in their life too.'"
It's funny, of course, but he misses the point—yes, they're going to run that story, not in spite of the fact that everyone has picked their nose, but because everyone has picked their nose. Seeing that one of the beautiful, famous people picks their nose is deeply satisfying. Almost as satisfying as the sexy Hamm photos after the jump...
An excellent post-mortem on Mad Men's Marilyn Monroe post-mortem is here. The blogger also points out that he had a Marilyn poster on his wall in the '80s that his mom found obscene; it's a poster I also had on my walls. You know what's fuckin' scary? If someone had a poster of Madonna's first album on their walls today, the time spread would be the same: Marilyn was to the '80s what Madonna is to the '10s. Imagine if Marilyn had still be acting in the '80s...would she have been Oscaring right and left or would it have been a special two-hour cruise on the Love Boat to Fantasy Island?