The year is 1715 and in the lawless territory of New Providence Island, piracy is at its height. The region is controlled by some of the most notorious pirate captains, including Captain Flint, the most feared of them all.
As the British Navy arrives to redeem their land and exterminate Flint and his crew, the Captain aligns himself with Eleanor Guthrie, daughter of the local kingpin, to hunt the ultimate prize and ensure his side's survival.
Second, Stevenson would probably not be rolling in his grave. His maternal grandparents were strictly religious and his nanny was also and it is reported that he had nightmares from her fervor. As an adult he considered himself an atheist and he eschewed societal niceties so he probably would have reveled in the raunchiness of Black Sails and enjoyed the fact that in today's society the writers could be so free to show what was a very common and natural human condition. Homosexuality and bisexuality is nothing new and has been accepted by many societies throughout history. Sometimes it was openly accepted and acknowledged and at other times it was not. So who is to say that had Stevenson lived today, he would not have introduced gay or bi characters himself?
That's all I have to say on that. I think the show was very well done and the actors may have been more attractive than most peoples' images of the Stevenson characters, but really? we're going to condemn characters in a show because of how the actors look? Remember this is before Treasure Island and who knows what happened to the characters between this show and the events of the book to turn their looks? Though I was not a regular viewer of the show anymore, my husband enjoyed it and will be sorry to see it go.
Is it just coincidence the shows ratings tanked after the homosexual plot reveal?
To the idiot and those like him suggesting it's (merely) a realistic portrayal: what a joke! For one, the pirates of Treasure Island were never anything close to realistic, even before all these plastic supermodels came aboard in Black Sails. Fiction is symbolism and parable, and the television version all the moreso. So the featuring of homosexuality on all your channels now is not meant as a realistic portrayal of the world, or coincidental, or even fetishism (though it certainly plays that up where it can); it is an overt effort to skew all our worldviews to an unrealistic but politically expedient perception of homosexuality. If you're oblivious, you're doomed to be a puppet and a tool. If you're cheering it, you're already there.
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