September 28, 2011 Rejected Book Plot #181
With Mad Men off the air for the better part of a year and a half, America has decided to remake AMC’s classic hit with a twist no one will see coming. In an alternate universe identical to this one with one key difference comes Mad (Wo)Man: the story of how a group of rule-breaking, chain smoking, arrogant women run the most successful ad agency in New York in the 1960’s. Not only is this a tale of how these successful woman rule advertising but the men who support them.
For any woman who’s ever said, “Jeepers, Mad Men is really good if only women weren’t treated so terribly” then this show is for you! If you’ve ever said, “You know what would be awesome? If the Powers That Be created a shot-for-shot remake of Mad Men but with women being the heroes instead of the objects” then this show is for you! If you’ve ever wondered if women can work in the fast paced world of the 1960’s when they have such distracting things on the brain such as childbearing and making dinner for their man, then you should probably just stick to the original. BUT if you’ve ever said to yourself, “There is no way a woman could do that job what with all that menstruating they do” then Mad (Wo)Man isn’t for you.
Mad (Wo)Man is the exact story of Man Men but different. Yet the same. Also, different. It’s complicated. Like Women. But Peggy and Joan are still total badasses.