A case of Holmesophobia?

A case of Holmesophobia?

There are 9 comments on the www.guardian.co.uk story from Jan 6, 2010, titled A case of Holmesophobia?. In it, www.guardian.co.uk reports that:

The chemistry between Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Watson is no mystery, yet there seems to be no end to the outrage over the film's homosexual overtones

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle famously had a soft spot for fairies. The same cannot, it seems, be said of the keepers of his literary flame – not, at least, of Andrea Plunket, who lays claim to the remaining US copyrights relating to Conan Doyle's most iconic creation.

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“ reality, what a concept”

Since: Nov 07

this one

#1 Jan 6, 2010
I realize that there have already been a number of threads devoted to this particular subject, but this article was too good to pass up...
Short Left Index Finger

Toronto, Canada

#2 Jan 6, 2010
Can't someone just watch a movie and not wonder who is sleeping with who?

Since: Aug 08

Location hidden

#3 Jan 6, 2010
They should keep him asexual if that is following the novel.
Short Left Index Finger

Toronto, Canada

#4 Jan 6, 2010
How about a movie where no murder takes place,it's not what I would call entertainment.

“Son of Abraham”

Since: Aug 07

Natural Deviant

#5 Jan 6, 2010
You know, I saw the movie and didn't see any homosexual undertones at all.

Since: Feb 09

Grove City, PA

#6 Jan 6, 2010
Stick to your guns, Ms. Plunkett. People who love literature and the creation thereof are all standing solidly behind you.
Rose

Panorama City, CA

#7 Jan 6, 2010
This is kind of like the Kirk/Spock stories.

“Son of Abraham”

Since: Aug 07

Natural Deviant

#8 Jan 6, 2010
DustyShadow wrote:
Stick to your guns, Ms. Plunkett. People who love literature and the creation thereof are all standing solidly behind you.
Would you maybe mind pointing out how Sherlock could be considered heterosexual? If we read the stories "as is" it's obvious his closest relationship is with Watson. One doesn't need to "read between the lines" to figure out there is definitely a homoerotic undertone to their relationship.

Since: Feb 09

Grove City, PA

#9 Jan 7, 2010
McMike wrote:
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Would you maybe mind pointing out how Sherlock could be considered heterosexual? If we read the stories "as is" it's obvious his closest relationship is with Watson. One doesn't need to "read between the lines" to figure out there is definitely a homoerotic undertone to their relationship.
For crying out loud, they should just stick with the story, which is about using logic to figure out who committed crimes. It has nothing to do with heterosexual or homosexual. Just leave him like he is, a man whose focus is on things other than romance or sex. It is a CRIME STORY, not a SOAP OPERA.

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