Sherlock Holmes Gay Rumors Piss Off Conan Doyle Estate

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Robert Downey Jr. says Sherlock Holmes might be a "very butch homosexual." Depressingly and unsurprisingly, both Hollywood and Arthur Conan Doyle's estate are now freaking out. Guess this means I'm not getting permission for my Holmes/Watson slashfic. [Mother Jones]

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I have seen the movie, and that would be one way of understanding his character. I thought of him more as someone who was just rather lonely.