Captain Jack and the Cabin Boy Rumors

Johnny Depp, as usual, isn’t afraid to put a spin on his characters that might drive studio execs batty. This time he implies that Captain Jack Sparrow, should he have been a real pirate, was likely to have enjoyed the pleasures of both sexes.

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!’"

Which brings me to the problem I have with the walk-around Jack Sparrow I saw at Disney World. He wasn’t swishy enough. Don’t know if that was by management direction or just bad acting, however. He made a good Pirate otherwise, just not Jack Sparrow. (via New York Daily News)

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2 thoughts on “Captain Jack and the Cabin Boy Rumors

  1. Ceronomus

    Someone should tell Mr. Depp that the book in question is a piece of drivel with no real basis in reality.

  2. Rhonda

    Regardless,

    This film showed me a whole new light what Johnny Depp could be. Oh I have enjoyed various films of his for years but not really paid attention to who was in them. However, this film, it’s fun, he adds a lot of pizzazz. To me now… Johnny Depp IS Cap’n Jack Sparrow and that is a lot of fun. Johnny is extremely talented and versatile and never ceases to surprise the audience, but to me… this will always be his best role. I have always remembered the pirates of the caribbean ride at disneyland since I was a small girl and now, he just simply brings it to life. As far as I’m concerned, Johnny can think whatever he would like to about whatever book… he’s got the pirate thing down to a T and OMG!!! what fun he is!!! Best of luck to him and all of his future endeavors, there’s nowhere to go but up for him now.

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