Terry Dresbach

Outlander Costume Designer

Reply To: On Objectification of Sam, et al


I have been thinking about this very topic ever since I viewed an interview of R. Moore, Diana Gabaldon, Tobias, Sam and Catriona on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RCWfYD6q92A for 92Y. Around the 33rd minute, Diana actually tells Sam he has a “fine ass”. I really thought this remark was not appropriate. I have been pondering a way to let her know, but have not until now. OK, I am an older person, and I have girls that are almost Sam’s age. I know that I would not want them to be experiencing comments like this, and if I had a male child, I would not want this to happen to him, either. We really need to remember to treat others with the respect we like to be treated with even if they are “famous”.