Terry Dresbach

Outlander Costume Designer

Reply To: OUTLANDER ISSUES ****SPOILER ALERT****

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Katie (@bunnums)
Participant

It never occurred to me to think about Outlander as “revolutionary” in how it portrays female sexuality. Probably because it portrays female sexuality in such a real way that it just feels normal. Because it is. I think I’ve also been too blasé about noticing the lack of real female sexuality in media before now.

As for BJR, my interpretation has always been that he feels obsession, but not love in any real way. He may *believe* it’s love, but that’s because he can’t actually feel real emotion like most people do. And when you combine his deep-seated need for manipulation/power with an object of his obsession, you get Wentworth.

Katie