For a certain generation, it might be difficult to watch Starz’s Flesh and Bone without thinking of the 2000 film Center Stage. Yet the former quickly makes it very clear that this is not a fun, light-hearted romp where the underdog rises through the ranks, but a rough journey filled with abuse, drug use and potential… »
Due to a slight translation typo, the sign greeting visitors arriving via ferry to Scotland’s Bute Island declares, “Welcome to the beauty of Penis Island.” Yes, please send over some literature from your tourism bureau, thank you very much.
Well, I can’t say that I expected half an episode dedicated to Claire and Murtagh hitting the road as a pair of traveling entertainers, but hey—Outlander keeps me guessing. »
This most recent episode of Outlander was all about family bonding. You know, like when you shoot the shit with your new in-law while sorting through Christmas ornaments, as your significant others make a grocery run for milk and Cheez-Whiz. »
Felt like a lot of male nudity this week, no? Not that I will ever, in one million years, complain about seeing Jamie Fraser naked. But we got more than beefcake this episode. »
Mounting a period piece like Outlander means producing costumes. Lots and lots and lots of costumes. PILES of costumes. Costumes from not just the eighteenth century, but the 1940s, too. And don’t forget all the ensemble scenes like the clan gathering, which involve a whole shitload of extras, who cannot be naked.
I found this week’s episode of Outlander draining and emotionally exhausting and personally I am ready to time-surf the centuries and turn the tables on some witch-hunting creeps. Queue to my left to join the misandrist time-traveling witch-hunter-busting vigilante squad. But at least we got a firelight fingering… »
Outlander: we're back! And we're dumped right back into the action and also a morass of feelings about spanking and gazes and women's stories and oh Jesus, let's gird our chunky knits and do this thing. »
Here's a question: Out of all the stuff that gets adapted for movies and television every year, why don't more romance novels get picked up? »
Some of us are cowering in our snow bunkers, sure, but April will be here soon enough, and with it, new Outlander episodes. In the meantime, Starz has released a sneak peek—specifically, the first full minute of the show's return. Come, watch soothing screensaver-like shots of a Scottish stream and bask in the warm… »
This won't make the days until April pass any faster, but it will add some delight to your day: a video of Outlander cast members Sam Heughan, Caitriona Balfe and Tobias Menzies (a.k.a. Jamie, Claire and Black Jack/Frank) playing a rousing round of "This or That." It is unfairly cute. »
This week on Outlander, events reached a crisis point—and then the show promptly abandoned us until next spring. I SHAKE MY FISTS AT YOU, STARZ. »
If you've been watching Outlander, you've probably found yourself thinking: Goddamn, I could use some knitwear. And a tweed skirt. And a plaid sweater. And maybe some really sturdy leather shoes? And so I have assembled this shopping guide, as a public service. »
Here's a question: How filthy do you like your leisure reading? Does anything more than a meaningful look inspire squirming discomfort and blushes? Or do you routinely read novels with detailed descriptions of the act of coitus? I'll go first: I like 'em raunchy. »
This Sunday is the mid-season finale of Outlander or, as I like to call it, the Jamie Fraser's Muscles Variety Hour. And if you just heard distant wailing and sobbing, sorry, that was me opening an email from Starz announcing it won't be back until goddamn April. »
This week's episode of Outlander finally delivered, and Sam Heughan's butt is everything Diana Gabaldon promised it would be. The food at that wedding reception, though—you'd think the local laird's nephew could've done better. And not a centerpiece in sight! »