Saturday, July 24, 2010
New BBC Sherlock Holmes Hints at a Gay Angle
The homosexual appearance of their partnership leads to a few jokes and allusions to gay romance but it seems that the closest Holmes ever gets is saying: "Girlfriend, no. Not really my area" and also* "John, I think you should know I consider myself married to my work and while I am flattered by your interest, I am really not looking for anyone."
It seems that the gay angle is played mainly for laughs--and some see this not as a bow to homosexal possibilities, but treating homosexuality as a joke.
Given that I am trapped on the other side of the pond, it is likely to be a while before I get to see this series--guest reviews would be welcome.