Terry Dresbach

Outlander Costume Designer

Reply To: On the Objectification of Sam, et al. PART II (added per the request of Terry)

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MrsParker
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Beth, I believe we’re on the same page, so please RSVP to the Tar and Feather party.

“Is it because women are not seen as a sexual threat?”
My answer: Yes.

Reasons:
1. Women, especially older women, are not as physically threatening therefore we are not as sexually threatening. In other words, we can’t overpower someone to have our way with them.
2. There’s a shock factor involved. Older women are commonly viewed as mothers and care-givers, and not lusty beings. The reminder that one’s sex drive still exists for oh, say, the rest of your life is surprising to some.

On a personal note, I’ve never heard my 60+ mother talk about a television show the way she did about The Wedding episode. It was the closest we ever came to an actual conversation about sex.