‘Outlander’ Boss Responds to Rape Backlash and Explains Major Book Change


This is a really good interview The Hollywood Reporter had with Ron D. Moore about Epis7 and 8. Must read.

I went with what I thought was enough to convey the horror of it without lingering in it and making it too gratuitous.

~ Ron D. Moore, They Hollywood Reporter

There’s been a lot of controversy from viewers over how much of Black Jack Randall’s (Tobias Menzies) rape of Fergus (Romann Berrux) was shown onscreen vs. how much of it was in the book. Why did you choose to show more of it in the episode?

It’s been a while since I’ve read that chapter of the book but my recollection was the book was fairly explicit about what happened. I thought that what we showed in the show was actually the minimum required to convey the horror of what had happened and to understand from Claire’s point of view why…

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