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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patriciatrish
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May I suggest we take a break from the Diana comment for a bit? I’m not a moderator, I’m not trying to control the board, but it seems to be a touchy subject. This thread was going at a nice pace with some interesting new discussions and I would I love to see that continue.

I’m sorry I bought it up. I’ve said my peace and I’m happy to move on. I know you’re not a moderator Mrs. Parker but I do thank you and some of the other lead posters for helping to keep the thread on track.

Topic? I don’t tend to notice when a TV show is marketed directly to me, a woman. Why do I notice it so much with this one? The marketing feels like “For Ladies Only, Look at Our Male Lead! No Men Allowed!” I heard the audience for the show is 47% male, so are they all being forced to watch by their wives?

I do think this contributes to the objectification/harassment issue that I bought up earlier. If we’re bombarded with these images and taglines from the marketing team, it reinforces the idea that Sam Heughan is there to be looked at as a single object, rather than part of this whole experience. It’s not the sole reason for the boundary-crossing antics of a certain set of the fandom but I think it does play a role.