Due respect, Hollywood Elsewhere would rather swallow a handful of cyanide capsules than watch Our Flag Means Death, a forthcoming HBO Max comedy starring Taika Waititi as Blackbeard the pirate. To each his own, people like what they like, no harm or foul, etc. But make no mistake — this is what studio execs usually mean when they say the word “content”. Okay, this may not be a cyanide situation but it’s very depressing.