Terry Dresbach

Outlander Costume Designer

Reply To: On Objectification of Sam, et al




I’m with ya on this one. If the possible full frontal is in regards to “that” section of the story, I feel the same way about the context in Outlander as I did for Equus.

[quote quote=4156]Daniel Radcliffe was actually the Actor I was referring to. He’s a brilliant actor both on the big screen and in theater. His portrayal in Equus was mind blowing and emotionally intense, but all you ever heard were comments about Harry Potter being naked. I had the pleasure of sitting 6th row center stage for Equus on Broadway and can attest that the performance was so powerful that you weren’t thinking about the HP fandom connection, or the simple fact that he was nude, but about how broken and tragic the scene was. Don’t get me wrong, I had a moment later at the hotel, where I thought…OMG, I just saw Harry Potter Naked, but that was a normal response to having grown up with the character in my life through books. That was my “inside voice,” and I would have never posted that on social media, because it undermines the brilliant work he did on stage.[/quote]

If you’re not heartbroken, disturbed, and appalled when these scenes are played and are more concerned with the nudity of the actors, you might want to reevaluate something about your mental health. I’m all for the free will to revel in any kink that’s mutually agreed upon, but we know that these scenes aren’t about kink. They’re about torture and control, and given the impact that the flogging scene had on me, I’m not sure I’ll make it through this part unshaken.

On a side note, I want to give props to the actors, writers, production crew, etc…because of the work they did on the flogging scene. It was VISCERAL in a way I never expected them to achieve. I can only imagine the amazing work they’ve in store for us later in the second half. I want to cry thinking about the interplay between Tobias and Sam during that scene. /ughh…shiver