As a long time fan of the AMC series, Mad Men, I'm struck by the current series of "Fat Betty" jokes.
The former model turned model wife of Mad Avenue's hunky and brilliant Don Draper, turned divorcee, turned remarried wife of political adviser to NY Gov.Nelson Rockefeller Henry Francis, Betty Draper Francis has undergone a series of changes in her tv life, now in its fifth season, all fraught with emotion and complicated by her precarious mental health, now punctuated by binge eating.
I don't personally tweet or facebook but I read and interact as the "face" of my company. I recently came across this back and forth and it caught my attention.
@BettyDraper while trying to present appropriate behavior can be sweet, needy, bitchy, cruel, but most of the time she's just a woman with very low self esteem. I guess that lets her off the hook. Episode 9 Season 5 shows the depths of Betty's despair; her anger, her hopelessness, her cruelty to her daughter when she reveals a secret about Don.
@_FatBetty and @DonDrapersLiver on Twitter are having a field day with the character. As for me, she drives me crazy and she elicits my sympathy. I feel her pain.... No, not really. But I think the actress, January Jones, does an excellent job.
I thought only guys did this.