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Johnny Depp Welcomes The Gay Pirate Question

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/gossip/story/430616p-363038c.html

Johnny Depp has turned Capt. Jack Sparrow into a bit of a swishbuckler in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest." Depp says he was intrigued by a scholarly work titled "Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition." "I liked the idea of [Jack] being ambiguous," he tells Mark Binelli in the new summer double issue of Rolling Stone. "Because women were thought to be bad luck on ships. And these pirates would go out for years at a time. So, you know, there is a possibility that one thing might lead to another. You're lonely. You have an extra ration of rum. 'Cabin boy!'"…

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Boy, the PoftC slashers are going to love this!
Smile, aren't they just...!
I love Johnny Depp. *hugs him*
I just love that man...! And I've got that book "Sodomy and the Pirate Tradition" around here somewhere; I bought it ages ago. I remember it's one of those academic books (i.e., pretty dull), but still, fun subject!
I like those lesbian pirates who escaped hanging by pretending to be pregnant.
Have you ever been to Disneyland? On the Pirates of the Caribbean ride, toward the end of the ride, the boats go around a final bend and you see all these cartoony drawings of various historical pirates. All of them are guys, except these two women, who are shown arm in arm with each other. You actually have to look backwards, while you're seated on the ride, to get a good look at this drawing.
You go, Johnny!

I like the idea of Jack being ambiguous too, lol.
LOL, ambiguous seems way too tame a word for Jack. Flagrantly bi? Flamingly bi? Maybe not so much on the bi side, either?

So funny that "Captain Jack" Harkness is so flamingly bi, too. I wonder if they were having fun with that name?
I've seen references to him before but I have no clue. Stargate?
"Dr. Who".

Here's a link to an interesting article:

http://www.interesting-people.org/archives/interesting-people/200510/msg00246.html

And a quote from that article:
>>>Captain Jack has been described as Doctor Who's "first openly gay companion" and a "hunky bisexual".

Davies told Doctor Who magazine earlier this year: "It wasn't me sort of dying to get a bisexual character on screen. Yes, I'm a gay writer, but I was thinking: Jack's from the 51st century so of course he's going to go out with men and women. To get hung up on it is almost too sad for words, frankly."