Anna Kendrick recently voiced her displeasure with the lack of penises on Game of Thrones, tweeting, “Madonna kissed Drake, Hilary’s running for president, but HBO STILL hasn’t shown this dude’s dick??”
The dude in question is Michiel Huisman, who’s too busy being on every show ever to display his D(ick)aario, apparently. If Kendrick wants to see some male genitalia, she’ll have to tune in to Starz’s Outlander, which showed a flaccid penis during Sunday’s episode, something that TV critic Maureen Ryan “can only recall seeing… one other time.”
In the scene, “Black Jack” Randall attempts to rape Jenny, but he’s unable to get hard enough to do so. When she realizes what’s happening — or, more accurately, what’s not happening — Jenny begins laughing in his face, a uniquely empowering moment that shames Black Jack. The harder she chuckles, the less erect he gets, until he eventually walks away.
Here’s what Outlander writer Anne Kenney had to say about the scene:
You see that when Jenny reveals what happened between her and Black Jack. It’s intense but also subversive in a lot of ways.
A lot of the stuff that’s so creepy with Tobias, where he was touching her mouth and all that stuff, wasn’t scripted. They just did that on the day. It’s very intense, but you need to know what happened to her and it gives you another picture of Black Jack. But we were a little concerned about that scene because we wanted to make sure at the end that you believed he had not done anything, that he did not rape her but left her alone. A lot of that happened on the set in the moment, and it is a really intense scene. I’m curious by what you mean by subversive though. In what way do you think it’s subversive?
A lot of times you see women in these situations where it’s immediately victimizing. But here Jenny laughs and — to a certain extent — it empowers her.
I agree completely. Because that is the kind of person that Jenny is and I love that she said, “I don’t know why I did it, I just did.” (Via)
This is the kind of moment in TV history that songs should be written about.