Monday, September 27, 2010
8003: Mad Men Mention.
Lane Pryce, following in the footsteps of former regular character Paul Kinsey, has jungle fever. Pryce, his father and Don Draper visited the Playboy Club, and the Brit immediately connected with a Black woman—gushing that she was the finest waitress around. It was later revealed that Pryce is having an affair with his “Chocolate Bunny,” professing to be in love with her. She appeared to feel the same about her sugar daddy.
Creator Matthew Weiner probably thinks he’s being provocative and realistic with the new character. But in the end, Weiner is simply pushing Black female stereotypes that continue today. In the world of AMC series Mad Men—and Madison Avenue—Black women are servants or sex objects.