Terry Dresbach

Outlander Costume Designer

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

#5612
Katie (@bunnums)
Participant

I have to say, just as with the discussion of Claire’s oxter hair, I’m kinda of glad there wasn’t a focus on Claire wiping herself after sex. Yes, it’s certainly realistic but not endearing/sensual in the same way as Jamie’s clumsiness and would have changed the discussion in the media. (Though if anyone could write it in a way to make it endearing, it just might be Anne Kenney!) I love that the media is discussing the female gaze and how erotic The Wedding was – in all its forms.

Would the same discussion be happening if the show was focused on the more banal aspects (self-cleaning after sex, Claire’s period – she’s been there 6+ weeks after all, oxter hair, etc.)? I don’t know, but I do like where the conversation is going now.