Pete Campbell 'Not a Rapist,' Says Pete Campbell
It only took a year and a half, but Mad Men star Vincent Kartheiser finally got around to explaining what everyone else apparently misunderstood about Pete Campbell's rapey Season 3 tryst with the German au pair.
"It says in the scene, 'she kisses him back,'" he recently told the Wall Street Journal. "After she kisses me back, then we're supposed to copulate. I don't know why but she wouldn't kiss me back! [...] That actress just didn't want to smooch me. She changed the whole course of Pete Campbell. And Matthew [Weiner] was all, 'You didn't rape her! I don't know why people are saying you raped her! That wasn't supposed to be rape!'"
Yeah! Totally! Why would anybody say a guy who gently forces his way through a closing door, applies pressure for sex he feels entitled to, and gets reprimanded by the au pair's employer ever be construed as anything close to a rapist? If only the actress had kissed him! Also: I need a shower.