Ron Moore addresses whether Outlander's gonna have Game of Thrones-style sexposition

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Oct 17, 2013, 1:51 PM EDT (Updated)

As some of you will already know, there's sort of a lot of sex in Outlander. So the question is, will it have some good ol’ Game of Thrones-style sexposition? Ronald D. Moore has the answer.

[Minor book spoilers below]

If you haven’t read Diana Gabaldon’s excellent Outlander book series yet, know that not only is there plenty of adventure, a sweeping love story and a bit of fantasy mixed in (there's time-traveling and the other subtle supernatural stuff in her books sprinkled here and there), but there’s also sex. Lots of it.

So how does executive producer Ronald D. Moore plan to deal with all the sexy times? Will he go down the Game of Thrones route? Which would mean only one thing: sexposition! (Everybody either loves or hates a good sexposition.)

The question was put to Moore—who (thankfully, his wife, who is a fan of Gabaldon’s books, has her eye on him) promises and assures us all that the Starz TV series will stay true to the books in a very interesting interview with Vulture.

Here’s the excerpt:

The Outlander books have some pretty graphic sex scenes. Will the show try to rival Game of Thrones in that department? And is sexposition a technique you would ever use?
Sexposition — pairing up sex scenes with necessary exposition.
While sex is going on in the background? Oh, that's funny. I thought you were saying "sex position." We'll have those, too. [Laughs.] I'm not sure what I would use sexposition for. We'll have a lot of sex scenes, but they'll all seem to have a purpose. And there's no pressure from on high to sex up Outlander. It's pretty graphic stuff as it is! We've come up with an interesting structure for the wedding night, to tell the story, because it's one long night. And you'll get all the stuff that's in that wedding night. I think people will be happy.
Okay, because the female fans are really looking forward to the part where Jamie is no longer a virgin. He's, like, their ideal guy.
We call him the king of men in the writers' room. Because he's the king of men.

So are you happy to hear that? Are you looking forward to Outlander even more?

(via Vulture)