‘Mad Men’ Ladies Get Liberated with A Little Help From The Supremes
Not so fast, Don Draper. And you, Roger Sterling need to sit down and take a listen. The women of “Mad Men” have had enough and they’re letting the boys know in this fantastic fan-made mashup of The Supremes’ classic “Set Me Free.”
The supremely awesome video, created by Marc Faletti and Elisa Kreisinger, puts a whole new musical spin on the plight of the show’s long-suffering female characters. And just about everyone, from leading ladies Joan Harris and Betty Draper to to department store head, Rachel Menken and switchboard operator Lois Sadler have something to say. Even Carla the nanny gets in on the act!
On her blog, Kreisinger explains the direction of the video. “By framing the female characters from ‘Mad Men’ in a series of boxes, we wanted to illustrate how the show, and by extension, society, isolates and marginalizes womens’ voices within pop culture narratives. As a result, it’s important for women to tell their own stories.”
Her partner on the project, Marc Faletti explained how mashing up ‘Mad Men’ with the Motown trio’s classic anthem creates a new story for these characters.
“We love that feeling when two familiar pieces of pop culture blend to make something entirely new, especially when it’s punctuated by the perfect song. ‘Mad Men’: Set Me Free shows us that the remix format — and the joy it creates — isn’t just limited to music. It can create new and interesting stories,” said Faletti.
With season 5 of the AMC hit set to premiere this Sunday, March 25th, we’ll see if the ladies make any inroads towards the kind of liberation they sing about in this fantastic video.