Robert Downey Jr. Jokes About A Gay Sherlock Holmes?

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In a recent visit to the Late Show with David Letterman, Robert Downey Jr. played around (hopefully) with the idea that, in a possible sequel, Holmes and Watson may be more than just good buddies, perhaps suggesting another kind of game might be afoot. Downey says that Holmes is maybe a “very butch homosexual”.

He was probably just kidding, but Andrea Plunket, the keeper of the U.S. copyright for Holmes and Co. had this over reactive response:

“I hope this is just an example of Mr Downey’s black sense of humour,” she says. “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.

“I am not hostile to homosexuals, but I am to anyone who is not true to the spirit of the books.”

Isn’t going to happen Ms. Plunket. Relax. Thanks again Totalfilm.

Author: endymion

Endy is a slightly mangy and gristly citizen of the Great White North. He loves movies big time. How big? In Canada, back in the old days in the ice city where he lived, there would just be one theatre that would be allowed to show any given movie. Some of these theatres were not the giganto-plex or mall theatres that we know and love today. No no, these were the kind of theatres where you had to wait Outside to see a movie. When a big moving picture would open in these single theatres, beaver pelt sporting fellas like Endy would have to wait outside in line for hours while fighting off the human hankering giant Polar Bear or packs of Endy knawing timber wolves. Endy is a dedicated movie watcher. Otherwise, Endy loves him a good Moose jerky, football teams with manly names like the Steelers or Vikings and the thawing embrace of his fine German woman. All these things are good. But you know what is best.