'Black Sails' Hannah New: Max takes it upon herself to survive being raped

On the third episode of "Black Sails," Max (Jessica Parker Kennedy) leaves the safe haven of Eleanor Guthrie's (Hannah New) brothel and is immediately taken captive by Charles Vane (Zach McGowan) as punishment for losing his chance at the logbook schedule that points the way to the treasure. Once captive, Max endures several rapes at the hands of Vane's crew members, with Eleanor eventually freeing her, only to be rebuffed because Max blames Eleanor for all of the plans going awry. New tells Zap2it that Max will recover from her attacks because the show wants its female characters to own their sexuality."It's interesting the way certain characters respond to [the rape]. There's a sense of reappropriating sexuality and trying to take hold of it. It becomes something the person is giving rather than what is taken, that's important to understand," says New. "The show really does try to put power back to women, lets them...



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