Sitting in the middle of a long row at the MFA'S packed Remis Theater for a spotlight event with Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner (as part of the Ruth and Carl J. Shapiro Celebrity Lectures) reminded me of the first foreign film I saw at a theater. Everyone around me smelled good and was triple my age. And anything slightly amusing was worthy of laughter (in the case of the foreign film, it was nudity; in this case, it was emotion and discomfort.
While keeping a tight lip on all things Mad Men Season Four-related when talking to Diane Sawyer via Skype, Matthew Weiner let a bomb slip: given the choice between demure blonde Betty and redhead bombshell Joan, he opted for ...Trudy.
Trudy, as in Mrs. Pete Campbell, as in actress Alison Brie (who also doubles as Annie Edison on another TV triumph, Community).