January Jones points out similarities between ’50 Shades’ & ‘Mad Men’ posters


Did you know January Jones is on Instagram now? It’s true – you can see her Instagram here. It’s actually an enjoyable account. It’s not just an endless parade of selfies, and she’s yet to post a photo of her son. Which is good. Anyway, she posted a photo of the new (and only) official poster for Fifty Shades of Grey, which features Jamie Dornan in a grey suit, his back to the camera, starring out the window at Seattle below. January posted the photo with this message: “Does this look familiar to anyone else? #madmenpostercirca2010”. And you know what? She’s right! Here are the two posters:

mad men poster

mr grey

I give January a gold star for pointing out the similarities, I really do. I thought the Fifty Shades poster was a clever first poster for the film, and I enjoyed the starkness and the coldness of it. But now that I know that they were just “homage-ing” Mad Men, I think less of it. And props to January for not giving a sh-t about pointing it out either. Granted, I don’t think January really cares what anyone says about her, to her or around her.


Photos courtesy of AMC, January’s IG, Fame/Flynet.

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  1. Neffie says:

    Wow and i have never seen her smile either.

  2. danni says:

    she’s totally right.
    the stole the “Don Draper” idea

  3. Hannah says:

    Pink coats are a thing now, aren’t they? I really like that trend but January’s coat is one of the uglier ones I’ve seen. Such weird fabric. Actually, the whole outfit is pants. The pink could go so well with her blond hair and complexion.

  4. MrsBPitt says:

    Well, I would fifty shades of grey Jon Hamm, waaaaaaay before I would fifty shades of grey Jamie Dornan….

  5. Stef Leppard says:

    Yep. Someone definitely said, “Hey, remember that awesome Mad Men poster…” FSOG is so budget.

  6. CaribbeanLaura says:

    Seriously who is that woman in the header pic? January Jones? Are you sure? Smiling?

    enough snark. She looks really cute in that smiling photo for reals

    • Nikkie says:

      She looks so much better with a smile. Good on her to call out those 50 Shades of crap for copying Mad Men.

  7. Penny says:

    It actually reminds me more of some of the promo pics for Suits.

  8. Melissa says:

    She looks stunning in that first photo.

  9. Nya says:

    Uh it definitely has nothing to do with Mad Men. If anything Mad Men stole the idea from….decades of stock photos. just google “man looking out window”

  10. Zbornak Syndrome says:

    Don did it better, that man was made for wearing suits. He should just accept it.

  11. Talie says:

    Her Instagram is amazing.

    • Tanguerita says:

      agree – absolutely delightful. She comes across as sweet and genuinely funny. And she liked “The Goldfinch” so I don’t have any other choice as to like her :-)

      • Ericka Lyn says:

        I KNOW! I need to remind myself every time I assume to have a celeb figured out, I have to remember that they’re human, people hold back. I am happy for celebs who are shy, nervous about the paparazzi and media. Social networking has allowed them to show their personality a little bit without having to invite you with them to the grocery store or everyday life.

        I am very shy and I know I can sometimes have bitch-face when I have tried to not let others see how nervous I am! I appreciate that she’s aware enough of the way others perceive her. Good for her for coming out of her shell. I can’t judge anyone by the actions they commit in life, its what they learn and how they grow from it. She cares about human connection and helping others. Its clear by the way she shows her dorky side, or inspirational quotes. I think she’s really doing a 360 and evolving as a person. She’s reaching out to females to connect! Good for her and anyone who isn’t afraid to grow!!

  12. Jen34 says:

    Motherhood must really suit her. She seems kind of warm and likeable.

  13. Teeny says:

    She looks so amazing in the first pic. She’s relaxed AND smiling?! Wow.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      I know! She usually has the most amazing bitchface on…..

      • Ericka Lyn says:

        When you get bullied early on in life, it takes manyyyy years to perfect that “bitchface” effortlessly and perfectly lol. I know from personal experience that bitchface is a silly shield used to cover up the pain and insecurities of self.

  14. Harryg says:

    Mr. Grey’s suit is annoyingly rumpled.

  15. Marlene says:

    Her instagram is really cute. I’m pleasantly suprised.

  16. Leah says:

    Her hand is kind of freakishly large in that first photo, or?

  17. judyjudy says:

    I wonder if her friends call her Jan.

  18. AG says:

    Wow, she looks like a completely different person when she smiles.