Sunday, November 7, 2010

Unspoken

Mark Gatiss (co-creater of Sherlock) is quoted in the Guardian saying that "The Private Life of Sherlock Holmes" is a movie that changed his life: "it was a template of sorts for Stephen Moffat and me as we made our adaptation for the BBC."

"The relationship between Sherlock and Watson is treated beautifully; Sherlock effectively falls in love with him in the film, but it's so desperately unspoken." One wonders if BBC Sherlock shall follow a similar arc and also remain... unspoken.

By contrast, both the actor playing Sherlock and the series co-creator (Steven Mofatt) have explicitly said Sherlock is 'not gay'.

7 comments:

Kate on the couch said...

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Emily Veinglory: said...

Thanks, fixed now.

Pili said...

Obviously, i´d like to see what Mark Gatiss would do freely with Sherlock, if he´d have the opportunity.

I´ve read the interview with Moffat and Benedict Cumberbatch. Im not agree with them. Atleats, i´d prefer if they wouldnt deny or confirm their character´s sexuality.

Emily Veinglory: said...

Pili, my thoughts exactly.

Cress said...

And I definitely don't want Irene Adler to be featured as a love interest.

By the way, here's a webpage listing the scenes that PBS cut from The Great Game.

http://community.livejournal.com/sherlockbbc/1161182.html

Pili said...

Thanks, Emily! :)

And i agree, Cress. I dont want Irene as a love interest. I have to admit it´d ruin a bit the show im really enjoying so far.

Thanks for the link, btw

missviolet said...

Well, Moffat actually said: "I don't think there is anything that suggest Sherlock is gay but if he was he wouldn't fancy John." So I don't think he's completely eliminated the possibility but I doubt very much it will be explicitly mentioned in the series. I think they'll keep with the asexuality of Holmes as in the original stories.