This snap comes from AMC’s first digital-only offering, The Trivial Pursuits of Arthur Banks, which arrived online yesterday. The show follows Adam Goldberg as a meta-minded theater director who happens to be extremely well-dressed—the latter part coming courtesy of West Village tailor Doyle Mueser. We hadn’t thought of mod suits as a hallmark of existential confusion…but we could be convinced.
Previously only available through the occasional PBS marathon, The Prisoner took the Cold War paranoia of the late 60s to psychedelic extremes. It takes place entirely in an isolated compound called The Village—a cross between a prison camp, an Italian villa, and a very bad trip. The following seventeen episodes aren’t all golden, but at its best the show revitalized tired spy tropes like the interrogation with an existential streak more interested in the nature of individuality than the usual guns and gadgets. Needless to say, TV hasn't seen anything like it since.
Of course, AMC is being generous to prepare audiences for its remake of the series...but we'll give them the benefit of the doubt so far.
Mad Women: The female stars of AMC’s *Mad Men* are not as marginalized as you may think. [LA Times]
Spanked!: *Penthouse* writer Rachel Kramer Bussel got herself in quite a bit of trouble for publishing this spanking video on Youtube to promote her new book. If anyone deserves a bottom-slapping, it's her. [Jossip]
Calvin's Magic Touch: From Marky Mark to Eva Mendes, Mr. Klein just has a way of getting them down to their skivvies. What a talent. What a magical, magical talent. [Socialite Life]
Busty Beauties: Pictures from Miami’s Spring ’09 swimsuit showcase. [Men.Style]
Fashionable (almost) Nude: Soon enough, you’ll be able to emanate fashionista even when your outer layers come off. [Refinery29]