Friday, August 8, 2014

Kilts. And More Kilts. And Then More Kilts.

by Sara N.

I've had kilts on the brain this week. It's all because of Jamie Fraser, of course.

Millions of readers have fallen headlong into the world Diana Gabaldon created with her epic time travel/action/romance/fantasy/war series featuring fallen-through-time heroine Claire Randall, who finds herself transported from post-WWII Scotland to Scotland in the 1700s. And I suspect millions more fans are about to discover this sexy adventure series when Outlander premieres on Starz this Saturday.

Here's my prediction: It's going to be big, and kilt frenzy is going to be even bigger.

But how will actor Sam Heughan in his tartan stack up against other famous kilt-wearers? Let's take a look.

Christopher Lambert, Highlander

So a Belgian is playing a Scotsman, and a Scotsman is playing a Spaniard? Seems legit.

Adrian Paul, Highlander

Same clan, different vintage

Sean Connery in real life

Weirdly, he wore no kilts in Highlander.

Mike Myers, So I Married an Axe Murderer

We haven't reached that critical "do you know the words to Only You?" stage.

The whole cast of Brigadoon

I was in this musical in high school. Be thankful there are no pictures on my computer.

The whole cast of Braveheart

Mel Gibson is nuts, but he's got some nice shins.

Liam Neeson, Rob Roy

I assume he's searching the Scottish moors for a kidnapped female family member.

George Lazenby, On Her Majesty's Secret Service

Oh, Mr. Bond!

Kevin McKidd and Patrick Dempsey, Made of Honor

... does anyone have any memory of this movie?

Laurel and Hardy, Bonnie Scotland

Nice spats.

Ewan MacGregor in real life (and also in A Life Less Ordinary)

Samuel L. Jackson, Formula 51

When will the PGA adopt this as its standard uniform?

The whole cast of Brave

Dead sexy.

David Tennant

Dead sexy.

John Barrowman

Dead sexy 
Alan Cumming

Dead se— You know what? Let's just be honest that it's all eye candy at this point.
David Duchovny

 James McAvoy

Gerard Butler

Nathan Fillion

Vin Diesel

Soooo handsome .... I ... wait, what was the point of this post, again? Oh, right. Outlander. Starz. Saturday. Let's see how TV's Jamie Fraser compares.

If this post wasn't enough, here's some more suggestions on movies with kilts and pictures of the men who wear them.

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  1. Excuse me while I sob quietly into my keyboard. I live in New Zealand and no network has any plans to bring Outlander to our shores in the foreseeable future. I have 3 options: 1/ wait until the whole series comes out on DVD in the next 1-2 years 2/ sign up to an IP routing or pirate service to fool the Starz website into thinking I'm American or 3/ skype a friend while they watch it...

    First world problems *sigh*

    1. Oooh, that's rough. Questionable activities on the Internet may be the quickest option, unfortunately.

    2. Someone did upload the first episode to youtube. Joy! Elation! I bookmarked it, hustled the kids through homework, dinner and off to bed. Sat down.... and.... it had been pulled *cue more sobbing*

    3. I don't mean to rub it in, but it was gooooood.

      irate-Pay ay-Bay, is all I'm saying.

  2. That should be "Rob Roy" and yes, I've flipped past "Made of Honor" on TV a couple times.

    1. Ha! I'd watch the heck out of "Rob Boy," though. Thanks for the edit. :)

      I vaguely recall that Kevin McKidd was by far the better catch in "Made of Honor."

  3. Why is Patrick Dempsey's kilt a miniskirt? I've never seen one that short before.

    1. I think it was some kind of masculine humiliation, but I can't recall the specifics. He's trying to woo the bride away from Kevin McKidd, who looks far, far better in his kilt.