“The show is titled ‘Mad Men,’ but without these women, the guys would be just a bunch of desperate masturbators in great suits.”
So said Holly Hunter, introducing the lead actresses of the acclaimed AMC
drama last week at the nonprofit Women in Film awards. And, really, it’s hard to argue. While the show’s men, most notably, the self-loathing Don Draper, keep repeating sins from the past, the women have evolved and adapted through the show’s six seasons.