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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Lady Gwynedd wrote: I do believe that commenting on the fineness of Sam’s butt is the same as commenting on the firmness of Cait’s boobs. Diana misstepped when she publicly commented on it and she, as well as the Starz marketing gurus, set the example for the fans to follow. In watching the clip of that interview, I saw Sam flinch at first and then graciously “go along” with it. When the Anglophile interviewer commented upon Episode 107 by saying she had seen both Sam and Cait in their altogether, the expression on Sam’s face wasn’t one of pleasure, that’s for sure. After the first beat, they both reacted professionally, as always, but I think he was a little aghast. To say that Sam must not mind these sorts of comments because he spends so much time in the gym is the same as saying a woman must not mind the catcalls she gets because she spent so much time getting ready. There is no difference.

I am horrified to say that I never bothered to look at Sam’s face when DG made her comment. I was so stunned that I was watching HER. I went back and watched the video again and you are absolutely correct. In both instances Sam’s face initially shows his reaction to the comments. Then his mask goes up and he graciously ignores his own discomfort. That makes me sad. As females we have all encountered similar situations and it’s not pleasant. I can’t imagine being forced to sit, smile, and graciously accept that type of behavior. The video has done more to clarify the issue than all the comments and blogger articles. All I can say is Sam Heughan you have my utmost apology. Thank you Lady Gwynedd for pointing out the obvious.