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What Do You Think About Christina Hendricks’ Esquire Photos?

We’ve got Mad Men-related good news and bad news. The bad news first: Matthew Weiner has confirmed that the show will only last for six seasons. Prepare to say farewell come 2012. OK, now onto the good news. Mad Men star/frequent subject of body image jabber Christina Hendricks is on the cover of the May issue of Esquire. As Irin Carmon over at Jezebel notes, she doesn’t look quite like herself in some of the photos — but they are stunning, nonetheless. This one made me think: boobs! And then, “I carried a watermelon.” Click through for more of James White’s images, plus some juicy excerpts from Hendrick’s “Letter to Men.”


Remember what a woman likes.
“When I first started dating my husband, I had this weird fascination with the circus and clowns and old carnival things and sideshow freaks and all that. About a month after we started dating, he bought me this amazing black-and-white photo book on the circus in the 1930s, and I started sobbing. Which freaked him out. I thought, Oh, my God, I mentioned this three or four weeks ago and talked about it briefly, but he was really listening to me. And he actually went out and researched and found this thing for me. It was amazing.”

No capri pants.
“No shorts that go below the knee. The ones almost like capri pants, the ones that hover somewhere between the kneecap and the calf? Enough with those shorts. They are the most embarrassing pants in the world. They should never be worn. No woman likes those.”

Or social networking.
“No man should be on Facebook. It’s an invasion of everyone’s privacy. I really cannot stand it.”

It’s simple, really.
“The only things that will get a married man laid that won’t get a single man laid are adultery and whores. Intelligence and humor (and your smell) are what get you laid. That’s what got you laid when you were single. That’s what gets you laid when you’re married.”