Terry Dresbach

Outlander Costume Designer

Reply To: On Objectification of Sam, et al


This might be a little random, but I would love to know the ratio of women who have made objectifying comments about SH’s physique in terms of who has read the books and who has not.

I think I would almost be willing to bet that most of the comments are from women who have not read the books. Reason being, those who have read the books have “gotten to know” Jamie on a multitude of layers. We’ve agonized, suffered and rejoiced with him about so many things, and think of him as a whole person.

Those who have not read the books will not have the emotional investment in the characters that the readers have.

In terms of physical attributes, and as a reader of the books, I am far more interested in the descriptives of all of the different colors in his hair.