Gay Club Scene Cut From Sherlock Season 3
By Alex Panisch
The will they/won’t they—and they probably won’t—romance between Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson has reached Bert and Ernie levels of anticipation as of late. Between a filmmaker raising over $11K to turn some homoerotic Sherlock fan fiction into a webseries and Chinese people risking jail time to publish such stories, you’d get the impression that almost everybody on the internet wants to see Holmes and Watson get it on.
Sherlock creator Steven Moffat has toyed with the queer possibilities for the characters, making it a running joke in the series—even their landlady Mrs. Hudson thinks they’re more than roommates—and filming a near kiss between Holmes and his arch nemesis Moriarty. It seems that Moffat tired once again play off queer angle, but it didn’t make the final cut.
According to The Independent, the filmmakers shot a scene in gay club, but decided not to use it. At a “Meet The Filmmakers” event, Moffat, along with Martin Freeman, Benedict Cumberbatch, and Amanda Abbington offered fans some of the juicy details they’d been clamoring for. The showrunners were thinking of bring the Sherlock/Watson romance to a head at Watson’s bachelor party.
“Doing the drunk stuff was lovely but I regret there was one bit of that drunk stuff that was missing,” Freeman teased. “There was the gay club scene. Why didn’t that get in? We got mullered in a gay club and all these topless guys were going by.”