WEIRDLAND: Sherlock Holmes & Watson in love

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Sherlock Holmes & Watson in love

"It's about to get a whole lot gayer, Watson. According to British tabloid News of the World, Sherlock Holmes, the most famous sleuth of all time, will be portrayed as a homosexual in Guy Ritchie's upcoming film.

Perhaps Robert Downey Jr., who's playing the title role, is hoping to follow in Sean Penn's footsteps by playing a homosexual and being handed the Oscar. Someone should tell him it doesn't always work that way.

In the film, Sherlock Holmes is seen sharing a bed with his beloved Dr. Watson, and also seen wrestling with a close friend. Well, the second thing doesn't seem gay at all! What could be gay about wrestling? That's just what good male friends do, when they're in the mood for a good sweaty, testosterone-fueled romp with a close buddy.
Jude Law plays Watson in the film, and explained, "Guy wanted to make this about the relationship between Watson and Holmes. They're both mean and complicated."

Law and Downey Jr. in love? If there was anyone out there that wasn't all that interested in Sherlock Holmes, the idea of seeing that weird love story play out before their eyes just might be enough to get them to the movie theater. It did wonders for Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal.

We have a feeling that the relationship between Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson is going to be a whole lot more complicated than them simply being lovers. We sense there will be an ambiguity surrounding the duo's relationship, the likes of which we haven'tseen since Bert and Ernie shared a bedroom on Sesame Street, and those hobbits kept getting all touchy-feely in "The Lord of the Rings." (Never mind. In typing that we realized that there was absolutely nothing ambiguous about the relationship between those characters)". Source:

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