Shannon Houston
  • Rihanna Will Voice The First Black, Animated Heroine Of A DreamWorks Production
    By: Shannon Houston Apr 21, 2014
    DreamWorks Animation/YouTube A new DreamWorks Animation production is on the way, and you have a few reasons to get excited about it. First off, Rihanna is voicing the main character in Home, a little girl named Tip. Secondly, Jim Parsons is voicing another character, named J. Lo, which is particularly hilarious because the real J. Lo AKA Jennifer Lopez is also voicing a character. Although there's little media to go along with the announcement of the film, a prequel titled Almost Home has been released: Home is a 3D animated flick that tells the story of an alien race that displaces all of the humans and takes over Earth. Tip manages to avoid getting captured, and she teams up with J. Lo (Jim Parsons), an outcast among the aliens. The movie is described as a post-apocalyptic-alien-invasion-buddy-comedy, and it sounds like a blast. But, more importantly, it marks the first time that DreamWorks is placing a black child at the forefront of a plot. Some may not see this as a big deal, but it's a significant step towards further diversifying children's movies. The importance of this process lies in the simple fact that children of color should be able to see more representations of themselves in the movies they love. Obviously, true diversification goes far beyond characters in animated movies, but it's all a part of this process. Tip now stands alongside Disney princess Tiana (The Princess Frog) in a small group of black characters from the big names in animation studios. Hopefully, this small group will continue to grow and better reflect the biggest littlest fans of these productions. Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //
  • 5 Powerful Movies About Kids Having Sex
    By: Shannon Houston Apr 18, 2014
    New Line Cinema via Everett Collection Here's something that many will consider a terrifying fact: teenagers are having sex. While most films dance around the issues or romanticizes it, there are a few that have boldly depicted the sexual lives of very young people. This year, Gia Coppola may be joining the other directors on our list, as her debut film Palo Alto (starring James Franco and Emma Roberts) is hitting theaters soon. Coppola's film, based on a short story by Franco himself, will follow a group of unsupervised kids who turn to drugs and casual sex for entertainment. And while we look forward to this unique spin on the subject, we have to give it up to a few folks who did it first. Here are five unforgettable movies about the sex lives of kids. It Felt Like Love In Eliza Hittman's feature directorial debut we meet Lila and Chiara, we meet two friends coming of age in Brooklyn, New York. The film follows both girls as they chart out different paths to their first sexual experiences. But the film is especially interested in the performative aspects of youth and sexual identity. Lila is as fascinating a character as she is heartbreaking, and her attempts to either be the woman she is growing into or the woman she thinks the young boys around her want (boys who are also performing their own identities) are often so authentic they're uncomfortable. The influence of Catherine Breillat's Fat Girl weighs heavy on the film, but Hittman's unique, contemporary sensibility peers through. Unlike some other films on this list, It Felt Like Love attempts to be more honest than cautionary, even if that honesty makes us squirm. S#x Acts Johnathan Gurfinkel's intense Israeli drama centers on Gigli, the new girl looking to make a name for herself at school. A difficult film to endure at times, S#x Acts raises questions about sexual consent between teenagers. Gigli goes to greath lengths to gain popularity, and we watch as she pretends to be sexually uninhibited while often being taken advantage of or even raped on multiple occasions. Like many of these films, the focus is on these young people who seem to have little-to-no parental supervision. But the story gets even more interesting when parents get involved, either by choosing to do something, or choosing to look the other way. Fat Girl If you took any course on feminism or film in college, here's hoping you got acquainted with Catherine Breillat. No stranger to controversial pieces (her debut feature, A Real Young Girl, was banned until 1999), Fat Girl stunned audiences with its stark depictions of young sexuality and violence. With a powerful final scene that intertwined both, Breillat's film certainly had its shocking moments. But some of the best scenes showed the conversations between two sisters (Anaïs and Elena), and offered up two very unique views on love and sex. Havoc Anne Hathaway went from The Princess Diaries to this unbelievably indie tale (directed by Barbara Kopple) of super rich kids with nothing but time on their hands in the Pacific Palisades. Alongside Bijou Philips and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Hathaway played Allison Lang, a bored high school student who heads to the hood to find trouble and a crowd more interesting than her own. Havoc is as much about race and class in America as it is about sex, but all of these issues collide in a powerful way as Allison learns that crossing invisible borders is much more complicated than it looks. Kids Written by Spring Breakers director Harmony Korine, there can be no discussion about kids having sex in the movies without Kids, the movie. Larry Clark's directorial debut took on sexuality, AIDS, drugs, and New York City in a film that introduced many of us to Chloë Sevigny and Rosario Dawson. Clark unflinchingly presents his subjects as young, free (to a fault), destructive, cruel, and beautiful. He captures the innocence of youth even as it's being corrupted by the curiousity of youth, and an overwhelming desire to be accepted.  Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //
  • Life Lessons from TV Moms: Maya Lewis on 'Scandal'
    By: Shannon Houston Apr 16, 2014
    ABC We know what you're thinking. Mama Pope is horrible! She's a terrorist! She's insane! She tried to kill the President of the United States/her own daughter's boyfriend! Okay, sure. But on Scandal, no bad guy is just a bad guy and even the good guys can't always be trusted. Mama Pope A.K.A. Maya Lewis A.K.A. Marie Wallace (played by the supremely talented Khandi Alexander) is a strange, scary figure, but there are a few things we can all learn from her. As Olivia Pope once said about the baddest of bad guys Hollis Doyle, "even the devil loves his kids." 1. Have a Special, Exclusive Nickname for Your Little One Every time Olivia picks up the phone and hears the name "Livvy" her heart stops a little. Sure, she's partly terrified because her Mom keeps coming back from the dead, and popping up in the States when she was just on a plane to Europe. But there's also something endearing about the whole thing. She may be the Olvia Pope, D.C. Fixer extraordinaire, but it's nice to know that to one person she's just plain "Livvy." Even if Olivia is freaked out every time she gets on the phone with her mom, we know she's also, always secretly happy to be Livvy again, if only for a moment. 2. Don't Be Afraid to Tread on the Dark Side of Motherhood We can't talk about Mama Pope without discussing the one scene that kind of told us everything we needed to know about her. In one of her first appearances, when she was still being imprisoned by her husband Eli Pope (because of that one time she killed all of those people on a plane), Mama Pope kinda, sorta, literally ate through her own wrists so as to break free and make her way to Olivia. Sure, it was dark and gruesome. But motherhood is a dark place sometimes. And every once in a while you have to get a little animalistic if you're going to make it through. 3. Be the One Person Who Keeps It Unbelievably Real with Your Child Some people forget that Mama Pope was the first character on the show to make one brilliantly astute observation about Olivia: Kerry Washington's character is not a very happy person. She's got great coats, she's got great men (sort of), her job is pretty cool, and she's the best fixer around. Her hair is perfect, and her friends and coworkers are loyal. But she doesn't laugh that much and it's kind of a bummer. In a recent episode, Mama Pope even went so far as to call her The Help, and pointed out (rather harshly) that Livvy's world revolves around the people she serves. Mothers are not just meant to cuddle and coddle; they need to keep it all the way real sometimes. And keeping it real is one thing (of many) that Mama Pope is not afraid to do. Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //
  • 3 Reasons 'The Hip-Hop Fellow' Is One of the Most Important Documentaries Of 2014
    By: Shannon Houston Apr 16, 2014
    The Hiphop Fellow/Facebook A good documentary can change a person, and a great documentary can change the world. If you've ever wondered why your college isn't offering a course on hip-hop, it's probably because they haven't seen the work going down at Harvard University's Hip-Hop Archives, and they haven't yet seen Kenneth Price's powerful new doc, The Hip-Hop Fellow. Right now Harvard students are getting the chance to study with 9th Wonder, a Grammy Award-winning producer who worked with everyone from Jay Z to Mary J. Blige, and then went on to become one of the first truly hip-hop hip-hop professors. Price's film follows 9th Wonder (and includes interviews with Young Guru, Kendrick Lamar, Ab-Soul, and DJ Premier) as he teaches his Standards of Hip-Hop course and works on his own thesis project. The documentary has started making its way around the festival circuit, and you're going to want to catch it when it comes to a town near you. Here are just a few reasons The Hip-Hop Fellow is one of the best documentaries so far this year. 1. The Honesty and Intelligence of Professor 9th Wonder  For those of us not attending Harvard right now, The Hip-Hop Fellow allows us to experience the genius that is 9th Wonder. As the tenured professor takes us through the complex and exciting history of rap music (which is also a history of many other musical genres), we get a taste of what it would be like to learn from one of the greats. 2. Hip-Hop Gets Recognized as High Theory With expert analysis from 9thWonder and other well-respected rap producers, as well as theorists at Harvard, this documentary brilliantly puts an end to the question of whether or not hip-hop -- specifically sampling in hip-hop -- can be understood as an art form. If you understand "sampling" as "stealing," or as a lazy way to make music, prepare to be schooled.  3. Because Henry Louis Gates Jr. Says So In terms of literary and cultural theory in America, Harvard University's Henry Louis Gates Jr. is pretty much at the top of the pyramid. As he waxes poetic on the true genius behind many hip-hop productions, it becomes clear that this movement which seeks to link rap music to academia is both hugely important and incredibly exciting. Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //
  • Does TV Need to Stop Killing People Off (and Bringing Them Back from the Dead)?
    By: Shannon Houston Apr 15, 2014
    CBS Broadcasting There are few things more powerful than the loss of somebody close to you. There are few concepts that can compete in the realms of emotional or psychological oomph, save perhaps for the long-awaited reunion with a loved one. TV knows this. It seems that television writers are keenly aware that killing off a beloved character or bringing someone back from the dead (either literally, or figuratively with a "they weren't really dead" move) is a surefire way to bring the audience to its knees. Is this fair play? Or is this all too easy — a cheap trick (kind of like the "uh-oh, someone's pregnant" trope) used on too many shows over the years to get viewers to commit to a series for at least a few more episodes? Buffy the Vampire Slayer fans will remember that Sarah Michelle Gellar's character died twice throughout the series. In the Season 1 finale, the Master drowned her and she lay dead until Xander and Angel arrived, and Xander was able to resurrect her through CPR. But a more permanent death took place in the Season 5 finale. After her battle royale with Glory, Buffy made the ultimate sacrifice to save her sister and the world. This time she was really, really dead. In the Season 6 opener Willow, Tara, Xander and Anya brought her back to life with a spell; this was and was not the best idea ever. So killing off characters, and bringing characters back is obviously not new to television — in fact, it's starting to feel a bit repetitious. Even on Buffy, it was all a little too convenient at times, but it made for a great plot! Especially when you consider the fact that Buffy came back "wrong" in Season Six and suffered throughout, unable to tell her friends that they had, in a way, ruined her by bringing her back to life. The nature of BtVS also called for this supernatural storyline, but if something like this takes place in a show that isn't partly based on fantasy, it can feel soap-y or trope-y. The Good Wife fans and Scandal Gladiators were each dealt a blow recently via the loss of beloved characters Will Gardner and James Novak. Will's death on The Good Wife was an unbelievable shock and truly hit fans hard, but it was later explained when news broke that actor Josh Charles had asked to be written off the show. Of all the ways the writers could have written his exit (and they had about a year to do it), a courtroom shooting had to be the most dramatic. The death of a character like Will also opens up room for so much more to happen with the other characters. Does Diane become the new Will? Does Alicia totally lose her mind? There are so many possibilities! And, therefore, so many more reasons for viewers to keep watching, to vow to never miss an episode. It should be said though, that The Good Wife does an especially good job of doling out the drama in very realistic ways. The loss of James Novak (played by Dan Bucatinsky) on Scandal was indeed a shock, and writers did some very fascinating stuff with the dialogue surrounding his death. But it could also be argued that this was another "too easy" move to get audiences all hyped up. Scandal may indeed be getting too dramatic for its own good: people keep getting killed off and we are constantly being introduced to characters who we thought were long gone or dead — namely Olivia Pope's parents Eli/Rowan and Maya Pope. Sometimes this works out smoothly (like when we found out Huck had a missing family in the "Seven Fifty-Two" episode), but it frequently crosses the line. Writers should tread carefully. Killing the beloved and raising the dead can bring in more viewers, but it can also alienate those of us who don't want new plot development to be too unrealistic. Shows like ABC's Revenge caught some backlash and lost the interest of many viewers during Season 2, partly in repsonse to so-called plot twists that were getting to be a bit too predictable. And then we have ABC's new series, Resurrection. The entire premise is based on the idea of raising the dead and killing the beloved! Loved ones return to their familes after years and years of being presumed dead. Things, by definition, get all crazy. One has to wonder if these shows are playing on the most basic human emotions — most anyone will react strongly to seeing a parent embrace a child they thought drowned 32 years ago. It's akin to the idea that it's easier to make someone cry than it is to make them laugh. If writers can keep core audiences in tears (or on the brink of 'em), they have a better chance of keeping their audiences. But that doesn't make it good storytelling. So in the end, perhaps we, the viewers, are partly (even largely) to blame. If these shows didn't bring on the drama, would we be as aggressively committed (even as we protest to too much drama)? We have to consider our own role in the decisions that are being made concerning our favorite shows. And if we ask for more unique storylines that aren't dependent on the old tricks of the trade, maybe fresher, more interesting material will develop. Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //
  • YouTube Star Tyler Oakley Helps Launch the New Beamly App
    By: Shannon Houston Apr 15, 2014
    Tyler Oakley/Facebook So exhaustingly all-encompassing is social media that certain folks are actually beginning to explore new platforms tailored more specifically to their needs. Beamly, for instance, is a social media platform built with a pop culture (TV, in particular) brain as its model. The new app, which launches today, is designed to help users hone in on the stars and television shows they love, offering the opportunity to follow, learn about, talk about, and interact with them. Beamly has over 100 TV and pop culture icons on board with the big launch, including Kandi Burruss of Real Housewives of Atlanta (she says all of us Gladiators can meet her in the Scandal TV Room), and YouTube sensations like Tyler Oakley, Sawyer Hartman and Kalel Cullen. Tyler Oakley first started rocking the viral world when his tongue-in-cheek video about the problematics of gay marriage opposition became a huge hit. Three hundred videos and over four million YouTube subscribers later, Oakley is working with Beamly to bring us this exciting new app, and even made some time to share details about the project with in an exclusive interview. First off, I was watching your “100 Things That Happened in 2013” video and that was such an amazing recap! How's your 2014 looking, in comparison to last year? Thanks! 2013 was an amazing year for me, but so far 2014 hasn’t been too shabby either. I raised half a million dollars for a charity for my birthday, advised President Barack Obama on social media strategy, and got to attend the MTV Movie Awards. Not too bad so far.  Before we get into Beamly, I'd love to hear your take on your own position right now, for people who may not quite get it. What does it take to become a YouTube sensation? How would you explain your job to others? Basically, I just try to live my most adventurous life, and then come back to my computer and share it with my audience. I never thought of YouTube as a career, but after college I decided to leave my job and try it full time. At the end of the day I am just a guy, living his dream. What can you tell us about the Beamly app? I'm especially curious to know how it's different from Twitter in terms of fan interaction. What I like about Beamly is it allows me to connect with my viewers around TV shows that we’re passionate about. With Twitter, everything is happening at once. Beamly helps you filter out the noise so you can really dig in with the particular show you are interested in.  Now, I'm a total Scandal freak... like to a creepy degree. How will Beamly help me get closer to my favorite Gladiators? And by "closer" I mean, like, "in the CIA office with Jake, making out with him." Beamly allows you to give your point of view on something happening in a show, or weigh in and discuss a particular character. I don’t know if it will help you make out with Jake, but it certainly allows you to talk at length with other super fans about his every detail. Do you have a favorite feature on Beamly? Just being able to actually have conversations with my people all about our favorite TV shows.  Sometimes it’s a bit one-sided, but on Beamly, I can actually discuss. What's next for you in the coming months? Any big events that we should know about? I like to have realistic dreams, so obviously next is world domination. Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston
  • We Can Actually Learn Something from Human Barbie and Human Ken
    By: Shannon Houston Apr 15, 2014
    ValeriaLukyanova/instagram Valeria Lukyanova and Justin Jedlica are easy to judge. They are better known as the Human Barbie and the Human Ken, and because they've gone to great lengths to make themselves look like plastic dolls, it can be difficult to take them seriously. And if that wasn't strange enough, they recently posed together for a photo shoot and ended up sort of dissing each other. Jedlica actually attacked Lukyanova's authenticity (if that ain't the pot calling the kettle black), claiming that because she uses "stage makeup" and wears "extensions" she's not as interesting as someone like him, who is truly dedicated to the cause, having invested $150,000 in plastic surgeries. But let's forget for a moment the craziness therein, and consider what we're looking at here. Essentially, we're looking at two people who take pop culture and contemporary ideals of beauty very, very seriously. The journalist behind Lukyanova's GQ interview explained it well: "Her features are the features we men playfully ascribe to ideal women; it's how we draw them in manga and comics and video games."Lukyanova does what women everywhere do — she takes an ideal of beauty and aspires to it. Like many of us, she plays dress-up and puts on a face that she's comfortable with... and it's not the one she wakes up with in the morning. That's, actually, quite typical."  And Jedlica, like plenty of men with the resources and desire, has surgically altered his look to make himself more attractive (by his own standards and by standards set in place by others). You could say that these two are like a fun house mirror of sorts — the image is wonky, but it represents and reflects something very real. If Jedlica and Lukyanova seem ridiculous, it's probably a reflection of the ridiculous standards of beauty (to which we all subscribe, in some way) that have less to do with the human body and more to do with a plastic mold. The fact that they have been nicknamed for two cultural icons with which we are all familiar speaks volumes. There is plenty we can learn from Human Barbie and Human Ken. As difficult as it may be to admit, they are products of an environment in which we all participate on some level. There's nothing wrong with loving, or appreciating beautiful people, celebrities, and fashion movements. But when our ideals of beauty are limited (and Lupita Nyong'o and other women of color in the industry have proven that this is still very much an issue), or we only celebrate a particularly impossible ideal, we have to admit that we've helped create two monsters — two dolls. Such a dangerous creation should open up our eyes about the messages we are clearly sending out to the world. Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //
  • People Are Furious About Jake Gyllenhaal's Latest Project
    By: Shannon Houston Apr 15, 2014
    Splash News Jake Gyllenhaal has a big year ahead of him. His second film with French-Canadian filmmaker Denis Villeneuve (Enemy) had a lot of critics talking last month, and he's got some exciting upcoming projects as well. A movie with David O. Russell, another one with The Bourne Supremacy screenwriter Dan Gilroy, and one exciting venture that a lot of people are actually furious about (if you can imagine a world where people are furious about something Jake Gyllenhaal is doing). The Oscar-nominated actor is, apparently, trying his hand at high theory. Columbia University is launching its installment of The Year of James Baldwin and they've enlisted Gyllenhaal and Colm Toíbín, and Irish writer and literary critic, as speakers on the subject. As people saw this news flashing across their Facebook feeds, a collective "Huh?" was emitted, followed by some real anger. What does Jake Gyllenhaal have to do with James Baldwin? Part of the concern was linked to the issue of race, which is indeed a relevant issue here — as a giant in black literature and an author born during the Harlem Renaissance, it's relevant to question a celebration of his work that begins with a white American actor and an Irish author. But the outrage wasn't just related to race, and the response inspires another question: Can people accept celebrities as intellectuals? It seems that we connoisseurs of pop culture like our celebrities to stay in their lanes — frivolous drama, yacht parties, hot messery. And many of them fit the bill. But what happens when one surprises us and starts voicing political opinions, or tries out literary and cultural theory? People tend to get judgmental, going so far as to assume that celebrities, like Gyllenhaal, couldn't possibly have anything to contribute to an intellectual conversation.  Granted, certain actors have a little more leeway in the legitimacy department. Gyllenhaal speaking on Baldwin probably induced fewer eye-rolls than the Miley Cyrus college course (and the fact that she wasn't even directly involved with the class tells us that there's a general distate for all things that seek to link the celebrity world with academia). But pop culture fans and members of academia would likely benefit from a more accepting stance. The intellectual community could become more inclusive in terms of content (without losing whatever high-brow, exclusivity it may rightfully hold dear), and the celebrity world could expand into other areas, allowing both fans and stars to broaden their horizons. Ultimately, a meshing of the two worlds could inspire a wide variety of possibilities, some of which might prove to be truly fascinating. You can learn more about the upcoming Columbia talk featuring Gyllenhaal and Toíbín here. Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //
  • 5 Hilarious 'Mad Men' Spoofs
    By: Shannon Houston Apr 14, 2014
    FOX As we ruminate over the Mad Men premiere, we think not only of the bleak sorrows that have befallen Don and Peggy, but of the joys this show has inspired. Getting into the spirit of things, Seth Meyers recently shared a parody video called Bad Men. Whether or not his was especially funny is debatable, but here are some Mad Men parodies and spoofs that totally hit the mark. The Simpsons When Homer Simpson went Don Draper, even if it was only for the opening credits, all felt right in the world. Saturday Night Live: "A-Holes: Pitch Meeting" Finally, someone said what we'd all been thinking: "All of the clients on Mad Men are total a-holes." Kristen Wiig and Jason Sudeikis played their recurring characters (Two A-Holes), and along with the real Don Draper, Peggy Olson, and Roger Sterling we got some hilarious SNL-ified versions of the rest of the folks at Sterling Cooper. MA Men It's all of your favorite things in one place: Mad Men, Joey McIntyre from New Kids on the Block, and Boston accents laced with NSFW language (AKA Boston accents). Enjoy. Sesame Street FTW If you have children (hell, even if you don't), this video is a joy! Finally, you can share the magic of Mad Men with your kids without questioning your parenting skills.   Saturday Night Live: "Black Mad Men" Who in the world would think to connect hummus to sexuality and desegregation? Why, the black Mad Men of SNL. And just as Saturday Night Live made moves to diversify their cast and their sketches this year, we're hoping Mad Men makes similar moves in this final season. Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //
  • 7 Times Peggy Olson Stole the Show On 'Mad Men'
    By: Shannon Houston Apr 11, 2014
    AMC The first episode of the final season for AMC's Mad Men airs this Sunday (finally!) and we all know what that means: more Peggy Olson. Now, some folks are calling her "the new Don Draper," and while that's all fine and good, we're quite content knowing that she's just plain Peggy. Plain, old, copy-writing, ass-kicking, forward-thinking, marijuana-smoking (occasionally), brilliant, amazing, everything-that-Don-Draper-could-never-be Peggy Olson. And the actor who portrays her, Elisabeth Moss, is just as awesome for that matter. Here are seven times (of many) when Peggy Olson — the only employee at Sterling Cooper & Partners who can legitimately work and drink at the same time — totally stole the show. Basket of Genius When Peggy hit Freddy Rumsen with the "basket of kisses" line that went on to become the Belles Jolie ad, we knew she was something special. She stood out in a room full of women trying on lipstick because — like the men behind the glass — she was more interested in observing than anything else (you can see this at the 4:02 mark). Unlike the men, though, she was attentive to nearly every detail of the experience. As a result, she was able to come up with the brilliant copy that would mark the beginning of her career. Bye Bye Peggy We all remember the episode that opened with the clip of Ann-Margret belting out Bye Bye Birdie. But just as memorable was the moment when Peggy — a solitary girl in her dark apartment — sang the song in her mirror while no one listened. Peggy Olson Meets Mary Jane She knows who she is, and knows what she wants. "I'm Peggy Olsen. And I want to smoke some marijuana." This is still one of the most important lines of the series. Not because marijuana was so important (although it does function as this strange sort of guest character), but because it was one of the first times when she firmly asserted herself. It was the beginning of a new era of Peggy who wasn't just going to speak up about "brassieres and body odor and make-up."  The Nudist Experiment "I can work like this. Let's get liberated." Another hugely important line in Mad Men history. When Peggy stripped down in front of Stan Rizzo and totally called his bluff, it was nothing short of epic. After hours of babbling about wanting to be free and nude, he couldn't handle a little Peggy O sans threads. And let's face it, neither can we. You can see a clip from the scene at the 2:45 mark of this video. Calling "Bulls**t" Truthfully, Joan and Peggy are a perfect team here, but it is important to note that this is a rare moment when someone calls the incomparable Joan Holloway on her "bulls**t" and even Joan can't argue back. She, like Peggy, is guilty of loving her job way too much. That Moment We Realized What Peggy Olson Really Means to Don If this doesn't bring tears to your eyes than you are either a) someone who has never watched Mad Men and has no understanding of the significance of Peggy quitting, or b) a humanoid robot, devoid of feeling and emotion. Every Moment Compiled in This Montage Even when she was apologizing all over the place and super-mousy, you couldn't help but want to know more about her. And when she yelled at her secretary for more coffee? Man, we love everything you do, Peggy. Sidenote: Nobody has seen fit to make a video or GIF of the moment from the Season 6 finale, when Peggy walked in wearing that teeny, tiny black dress with the pink bow. And Chanel No. 5. Obviously. This needs to be remedied as soon as possible. Follow @Hollywood_com Follow @shannonmhouston //