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'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... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/02/black-sails-hannah-new-max-takes-it-upon-herself-to-survive-being-raped.html

'Black Sails' Hakeem Kae-Kazim: Mr. Scott has 'a sense of self' that's different from other former slaves

brightcove.createExperiences(); February is Black History Month and as such, Zap2it has an exclusive behind-the-scenes video from "Black Sails," where actor Hakeem Kae-Kazim discusses the role that Africans played in the golden age of piracy."Slave ships were raided by these pirate ships, and so slaves on these ships would have a choice -- they could either join the pirates or get thrown overboard," says Kae-Kazim. "They were judged purely on their talent and effectiveness as sailors, not on the color of their skin. The only option for them was either slavery or this form of freedom, so they would fight hard and be braver than any of the other pirates."Kae-Kazim's character of Mr. Scott walks an interesting line between the pirate world and the wealthier world of the Guthries, the family that runs New Providence. He says because of that, Mr. Scott has a different sense of self than most freed slaves would have had... //blog.zap2it.com/frominsidethebox/2014/02/black-sails-hakeem-kae-kazim-mr-scott-has-a-sense-of-self-thats-different-from-other-former-slaves.html

Black Sails Season 1 Episode 3 “III.”

Black Sails  Season 1 Episode 3 “III.” airs on Saturday February 8, 2014 at 9 pm ET on The CW. Episode Synopsis : “III.” – Flint and Gates seek a partner to hunt the Urca d’Lima. Silver helps Billy with a morale problem. Vane impresses Eleanor by being reasonable. Gates gets a promotion. Read More... //www.tvequals.com/2014/02/08/black-sails-season-1-episode-3-iii/