Photo: Wonderful Diana with our beloved Show Claire and Jamie, Pinterest
Diana works in the wee hours of the night, as most of us know. And last night, presumably on a break from crafting the much anticipated ninth book in the series, Bees, she also wrote a response to Jeffrey Hirsch:
@Outlander_Starz – Jeffrey Hirsch
“Well, I dunno, Jeffrey… At the moment, I’ve got 30+ million books in print, in 42 countries; I get a lot of mail. I can’t say I see a lot of people talking about Jamie with his shirt off, unless it’s mentioning the shock and poignancy of his scars.
I do see a lot of people (male, female, straight, gay, you name it) who love the books and love the show—and what they like about the show is how much it reflects what’s in the books. (Might be worth noting that when a woman is watching OUTLANDER, her husband or boyfriend is usually watching it with her…)
What they mostly say they like is the intelligence of the story and the complexity and strength of the relationship between Jamie and Claire. They also love the visual beauty of the show and the emotional depth of the acting.
If you’re looking for a place to lean in, though, I think maybe “intelligence” might be a good place to start.”
Source: Diana on Twitter.
My greatest hope in all of this, is for the decision makers at Sony and Starz to understand that the audience is communicating, in various ways, what we want. All they have to do is resist the urge to come up with internally originated, ill conceived spins, and truly listen. The market is here, we are more than willing.
To that end, if you feel like being (skillfully, hopefully) heard, the execs I’m aware of are:
Board of Directors, Lions Gate.
CEO Lions Gate (I do not have contact info, sorry. If someone finds it, please leave in the comments, thanks). – Jon Feltheimer
Sony Exec Advocate for Outlander – Chris Parnell
Have a wonderful day. x
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