I’m not entirely sure John Malkovitch knew he was on a TV show, having seen some of the commercials. Crossbones was about pirates and only lasted nine episodes. One of the pirates, Nenna, was pretty gay.

The series was based on the book The Republic of Pirates by Colin Woodard. Opinions are mixed as to if Rose was actually kind of into Nenna or just using her for her money. Hard to say, with the show being canceled.

Queer Plotline Timeline

It’s actually built as being part of the show, like we expected this to grow into a total lesbian subplot. The show was canceled too soon.

Notable Queer-Centric Episodes

  • Episode 1, “The Devil’s Dominion” – Nenna lets Rose get away with a petty crime
  • Episode 4, “Antoinette” – There’s more flirting
  • Episode 5, “The Return” – And more flirting…
  • Epsiode 6, “A Hole in the Head” – Totally gratuitous totally gay touching.


There are 2 queer characters listed for this show; 1 is dead.

Regular (1)

Recurring (1)

This page was last edited on January 21st, 2018.
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