Don’t mind me, I’m just losing my shit over Black Sails over here in the corner.
Do you understand what Flint’s backstory actually means for this show?
It means that this historical drama isn’t just about violent criminals— it’s not just sexy and fun. This is not a show about some rich man who hurt others and was punished for it (which is what I assumed Flint’s backstory reveal would be).
No. This is a show about what happened to people who were cast off by their governments. It’s about the outcasts. It’s about the oppressed. The entire plot is being driven by a queer person’s desire to avenge the (presumed) death of his lover and the destruction of his own life and the life of the woman who loved them both.
Queer people are the strongest players in Black Sails. They are incredible powerhouses.
This is the best show on television right now.