Hoist the Colours

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December 29, 2018  

05. Anne Bonny (Season One)

Welcome to Hoist the Colours, a Black Sails podcast with an LGBTQ lens. This episode focuses on Anne Bonny and her season one character arc.

Laura leads the discussion with a few questions: How is the audience meant to define the relationship between Jack and Anne: are they family, lovers, partners? How is the viewer meant to read Anne's sexuality/identity? Talking points include: the Jack/Anne relationship, Black Sails' representation of queer feminine desire versus the male gaze, Anne's internalized misogyny, and her role in Max's season one plot.

If you would like a written transcript of our audio content for this episode, we will have the link provided as soon as possible. Apologies for not having the document available at the present moment- we're doing the best we can!

Last, we'd like to thank and give credit to Entertainment for the Braindead for the use of our theme song "Pirates" off the album Roadkill

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November 25, 2018  

04. Max (Season One)

Welcome to Hoist the Colours, a Black Sails podcast with an LGBTQ lens. This episode focuses on the character of Max and her arc throughout the first season. A quick content warning: this episode discusses representations of sexual violence in Black Sails and other media, with particular investment in the violences experienced by queer folk and women of color. Please be advised on the nature of this conversation as you proceed- we always try to be respectful and cautious, but we want you to listen safely, listeners. 

Estefanía leads the discussion with suggested talking points: the representation of sex work, sexual violence, and queer women of color in media. We pose a few difficult questions: Are there any ways to justify rape scenes in current media? Have audiences become desensitized to these stories? Is Max's 'rape plot' of season one insensitive, empowering, incompetent, or valuable?

If you would like a written transcript of our audio content for this episode, we will have the link provided as soon as possible. Apologies for not having the document available at the present moment- we're doing the best we can!

Last, we'd like to thank and give credit to Entertainment for the Braindead for the use of our theme song "Pirates" off the album Roadkill

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October 20, 2018  

03. Eleanor Guthrie (Season One)

Welcome to Hoist the Colours, a Black Sails podcast with an LGBTQ lens. This episode focuses on the character of Eleanor Guthrie and her arc throughout the first season. Trinity leads the discussion with suggested talking points: representation of bisexuality in media, wlw media through the male gaze, gendered slurs, and the Eleanor/Max relationship.

If you would like a written transcript of our audio content for this episode, please feel free to follow this link. This transcript was made possible through the help of Jackie and Karla. Thank you both so much for your time and effort, we really appreciate it. 

Last, we'd like to thank and give credit to Entertainment for the Braindead for the use of our theme song "Pirates" off the album Roadkill

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September 22, 2018  

02. James Flint (Season One)

Welcome to Hoist the Colours, a Black Sails podcast with an LGBTQ lens. This episode focuses on the character of James Flint and his arc throughout the first season. Laura leads the discussion with suggested talking points: the sexual identity reveal of season two, LGBT character tropes and their subversions, and the power of his motivation for queer audiences. 

If you would like a written transcript of our audio content for this episode, please feel free to follow this link. This transcript was made possible through the help of Jo.

Last, we'd like to thank and give credit to Entertainment for the Braindead for the use of our theme song "Pirates" off the album Roadkill

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September 22, 2018  

01. Introduction

Welcome to Hoist the Colours, a Black Sails podcast with an LGBTQ lens. This episode provides a quick introduction of the podcast, its hosts, terminology and content warnings, and why this labor of love was created in the first place.
 
If you would like a written transcript of our audio content for this episode, please feel free to follow this link. This transcript was made possible through the help of Jackie. 

Last, we'd like to thank and give credit to Entertainment for the Braindead for the use of our theme song "Pirates" off the album Roadkill

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