Blackbeard: Feisty Redhead Fights Pirates

jessica chastain blackbeard

All you fans of Pirates of the Caribbean, there be treasure here! I just discovered a great new movie, “Blackbeard” staring Angus Macfayden. Incidentally, it also stars a redhead, Jessica Chastain, who plays a feisty, independent young lady who practices medicine and wields a pistol in days when such behavior by a lady was unacceptable. The story is well-written, historically accurate, with great acting and a rousing soundtrack. With all the elements of a classic pirate yarn, including cannon fights, kidnapping, cutlass battles, marooning, deserted islands, garrulous parrots, buried treasure, drunken brawls, encrypted maps, betrayal and true love, it is well worth a watch. Check it out!

We Wants the Redhead

“Ye come seekin’ adventure and salty old pirates, eh? Sure, you come to the proper place. But keep a weather eye open, mates, and hold on tight—with both hands, if you please. There be squalls ahead! And Davy Jones waiting for them what don’t obey. And mark well me words, mateys: Dead men tell no tales!”

Disney is saying farewell to the red-haired wench for sale on the Pirates of the Caribbean amusement ride. She will return when the ride re-opens dressed as a gun-toting pirate.

Disney Red Haired Wench

save the redheadHowever, some ‘pirate fans’ are imploring to “Save the Redhead.” You can support this cause with a purchase of a t-shirt as well.






We Wants the Redhead?

News Update: Disney has re-opened the ride at Disney World and the redhead is now the auctioneer. The phrase formerly spoken by the pirates, “We wants the redhead” has been changed to “We wants the rum.”