Ladies of Fortune
The Queer and Curious Tale of Anne Bonny and Mary Read
During the height of the Golden Age of Piracy, two of the most infamous and bloodthirsty pirate queens crossed paths, and their lives were forever changed. They were Anna Cormec Bonny and Mary Read. Soulmates to their final breath, and the deadliest pair to ever sail under a black flag.
I have always had a fascination with the Golden Age of Piracy (1650-1720ish). In particular, the story of Anne Bonny and Mary Read has always been an all time favorite. Historical piracy as a setting is a well of queer themes and rebellious spirit, and to me, Anne and Mary personified this motto. It has been my dream to see their story front and center on the small screen. And now, with the help of Kickstarter, the proof of concept, staring Damien Gerard, Jaxon Ogburn, Michael Deni, Erika Mugglin and yours truly, is set to premiere at Our Con Means Death Sept 17th at 8am.
Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum