Sherlock Holmes to be Gay in New Film


According to gay.com:
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Sherlock…Homos?
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Tongues are wagging at the news that Guy Ritchie’s upcoming Sherlock Holmes film will give the legendary detective (portrayed by white-hot Robert Downey Jr.) and his ever-faithful assistant, Dr. Watson (almost forgotten “It” boy Jude Law), a chance to finally express their attraction…to each other.
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The source of the wagging is none other than RDJ himself. (incidentally, this “news” comes days after rumors that producers demanded some major changes. …) According to News of the World, when asked about the relationship between the two sexy sleuths, he reportedly answered, “We’re two men who happen to be roommates, wrestle a lot and share a bed. It’s badass.” Law went on to add, “Guy wanted to make this about the relationship between Watson and Holmes. They’re both mean and complicated.” Mean? Complicated? Grrrr
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Those familiar with Ritchie’s macho, undernuanced and oversaturated style know better than to expect any hint of a “Brokeback” mystery here. But kudos to him for giving a go at some bloke-on-bloke action. And why not? Holmes was a borderline misogynist with but one vague heterosexual relationship. Author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle rarely provided insight into the inspector’s emotional life, but when he did, it was in the context of Holmes’ feelings for Watson.
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Let’s just hope it’s not a total cock tease, with Holmes falling into one of his drug-induced stupors or “doing it for a case.” Yawn. Then again, we know both these guys can play gay, and I’d break out my pipe to watch these two strip off the manacles of Victorian finery and get “mean and complicated” with each other. Case closed.
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