Sunday, March 1, 2009
Quote from the IMDB boards about the new Guy Ritchie Sherlock Holmes movie. Thought it was interesting...
"Ever read the book “Strangers” by Graham Robb? I found it at the library the other day, and was surprise to discover that it had a whole chapter about Sherlock Holmes.
According to Robb the least popular Sherlock Holmes movies has always been the ones where he has a girlfriend or show any kind of romantic/sexual interest in women.
On the other side we have movies and TV shows which portrayed him as camp or just a little effeminate, which has always been the most popular.
The reason for this, Robb claims, is that most people know, instinctively, that Holmes is homosexual. They may not have thought it fully through, or even realize that they think so, but somehow people have trouble buying a straight Holmes."