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)