Black Sails 
TV Show
TV Show
Updated: April 30, 2022
No rape or sexual assault
Rape or sexual assault mentioned, discussed, implied
Sexual harassment e.g non-consensual grabbing, touching, cat-calling)
Sexual relationship between adult and teenager
Child sex abuse
Attempted rape
Rape off-screen or strongly implied
Rape on-screen


A sex worker is repeatedly gang-raped as a punishment and as part of her work. The scenes are incredibly graphic and despite getting revenge, it leaves her traumatised. After being raped, the sex worker endures the Madame of the brothel forcing boiling hot water into her privates through a large metal syringe in order to prevent her from becoming pregnant. A female pirate describes the day she was saved when her partner found her (aged 14) being beaten by her husband (likely past his 40s) in a pub. It is implied that she, as a young girl, was forced to marry him and have sex with him. There are also multiple scenes of domestic violence, manipulation during and through sex, unhealthy sexual relationships and severe homophobia. No adult/teenage relationship appears onscreen, but it is stated that two main male characters met their female love interests for the first time when they were 13. Worthy of note: S3E1: a line could be interpreted as implying that a main male character was sexually abused by his slave master as a child/young teen ("a visit from the taskmaster in the dead of night"): this is never referenced again.

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