Oh my genitals! (During Women’s History Month, it’s ok to objectify men)

Jon Hamm trades his "Mad Men" suit for shorts as he runs errands in New York CIty

I stopped watching Mad Men somewhere around season 3,  for reasons I can’t remember, but probably having something to do with getting addicted to a different show, which is weird because I really got into the subtleties of the story arc and complexities of the characters. (I should probably blame Netflix.)  Something tells me, however, that it may be time to tune back in. Something being leading man Jon Hamm’s (Don Draper), umm, rather large wardrobe issues.

It seems that Season 6, the next season to air, takes place in the sixties when it became fashionable for men to wear tighter fitting slacks. Under normal circumstances, this wouldn’t be a problem but apparently the situation beneath Hamm’s belt is far from normal.

So rather than risk viewers being distracted (read: offended) by Hamm’s meat, they’ve asked him to keep his privates in check, which translates to, at the very least, wearing underclothes. But by all means, let Christina Hendricks’ (Joan Harris) juicy jugs spill out all over the place.

So why the double standard? It’s cable TV after all. Anything goes, right? Why is male anatomy so protected in entertainment while female anatomy is openly exploited? I suppose I’ll never know the answer, and male frontal nudity will be a perfectly ordinary occurrence in television and film when I’m too old to appreciate it. For now, let me enjoy Jon’s hunky Hamm however it’s deemed acceptable within the confines of bun huggers and worsted wool dress pants.


5 Responses to “Oh my genitals! (During Women’s History Month, it’s ok to objectify men)”

  1. Uh, hello… Hollywood? I’d like to see some of Jon Hamm’s hambone please! Helen Hunt drops every stitch of clothing for the camera in “The Sessions”, yet we see none of John Hawkes’ pork and beans! The disparity between the genders in Hollywood continues…

  2. If only a woman would objectify me Michel?. 😦


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