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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Tucsonlady
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I’ll give you examples of two series that include sex but have not been advertised in the manner Starz is doing. Neither Vikings nor Game of Thrones is marketed in this manner. While the History Channel may show a smoldering shot of Ragnar Lodbrok they haven’t stooped to shooting up his tunic yet. I couldn’t find a single photo of Ragnar in bed with anyone on History Channel’s website. I haven’t seen any Viking television ads showing any naked skin either. http://www.history.com/shows/vikings I also went to HBO’s website and not a naked body to be found for GOT season 4. http://www.hbo.com/game-of-thrones#/

The constant Jamelicious marketing theme (I do like that word) just brings an ugh factor. It’s disrespectful to the actors and to DG. DG’s writing could easily carry Outlander for eight seasons but Starz has chosen to advertise it using the lowest common denominator-sex. In the end this unwise marketing campaign will shorten the run of the series. Stressing the quality of the show would shift it from a sexy fad to a strong drama. All the effort that has been put into Outlander to see it cheapened via this tacky advertising campaign is sad.

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