Reports surfaced earlier this year that the new Guy Ritchie film Sherlock Holmes will feature the classic characters Holmes and Watson wrapped in some kind of gay intrigue. If that's not awesome enough for you, keep in mind that Robert Downey, Jr. and Jude Law will be playing the two. Yum.
According to The New York Post, Downey told Britain's News of the World, "We're two men who happen to be roommates, wrestle a lot and share a bed. It's bad-ass."
However, with this good news of course comes more bad. The Post's angle for the piece is that the movie will basically fail now that it's potentially got a hint of gay. Michael Medved, a former Post movie critic says, "I think they're just trying to generate controversy . . . They know that making Holmes and Watson homosexual will take away two-thirds of their box office. Who is going to want to see Downey Jr. and Law make out? I don't think it would be appealing to women. Straight men don't want to see it."
First of all, Medved, you need to back up off it. Second, I would love to see them make out. Third, I can think of tons of successful gay movies: Brokeback Mountain, Milk, and Bruno to name a few. Take that!
Sherlock Holmes hits theatres December 25.
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