Sherlock Holmes Too Gay For Its Own Good?



Both onscreen and off, Jude Law and Robert Downey Jr.‘s relationship has had people buzzing. The Sherlock Holmes co-stars claim to have had instant chemistry on the set, and Downey Jr. even joked that he was sorry he and Law couldn’t be lovers in real life, saying “Disappointingly, he is entirely heterosexual.”

The film too has some pretty homoerotic undertones, and that has one important person upset. Andrea Plunket, the woman who controls the U.S. copyright to all things Sherlock Holmes, said that the gay thing doesn’t fly with her. “It would be drastic, but I would withdraw permission for more films to be made if they feel that is a theme they wish to bring out in the future,” Plunket said. “I am not hostile to homosexuals, but I am to anyone who is not true to the spirit of the books.” In a nutshell, Sherlock isn’t into guys, not that there’s anything wrong with that. Well, if they can’t make a proper sequel, at least the name makes for a punny, off-brand film title. Sherlock Homo, anyone? [Photo: GettyImages]

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