Eek, am I behind on blogging. Alas, my lazy bum time of no classes has given way and I'm back to the grind as I've signed up for school again and am resuming my participation in the large social groups and clubs.
Anyway, I went to a book signing and writing workshop given by three famous authors, including Diana Gabaldon, author of the Outlander series, among others. As I was waiting for the event, I was chatting with some other fans of the books and the topic of the Starz tv series came up. I asked the ladies if they had seen it. One lady piped up and said that I shouldn't watch the tv show.
This gave me pause and I wondered: was it not true to the books or did it give spoilers? Instead, the woman leaned in and informed me, "there's a lot of sex in the show!"
I paused, trying to keep a neutral expression and to avoid letting the corners of my mouth twitch. I managed to respond politely, "well, I have watched a lot of HBO so something like that wouldn't phase me, as it is Starz, and it's a similar channel." She offered a weak "oh" in response.
I couldn't help thinking to myself that I'm a grown-a** adult and I'm not going to suffer any ill effects by seeing a biological process on tv. Seriously, we ain't nothin' but mammals at the end of the day, to loosely quote the Bloodhound Gang and to use improper grammar.
I also wondered if she had actually read the books. Um, Jamie and Claire get together in practically every chapter! The funny thing about American television and culture is that it's okay to show violence but all heck breaks out with nudity. Just prior to this conversation, I had another conversation with a German lady about the strange dichotomy of what's, to an extent, "acceptable" on tv. She doesn't get the acceptance of violence on the screen in America and I don't either.