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Sir Ian McKellen To Play Sherlock Holmes

Sir Ian McKellen To Play Sherlock Holmes


McKellen will play the detective as an old man, in a new film by Bill Condon

Of the dozens of portrayals of Sherlock Holmes, a significant number of them have had a certain homosexual je ne sais quoi. Maybe it's from having so many English dramatic types playing the part over the years. The BBC's new Holmes, Benedict Cumberbatch, is certainly a gay fave, and the Robert Downey, Jr./Jude Law pairing of Holmes/Watson made the "roommates" euphemism sound oh so familiar. In a gay way.

But now, we have the most definitively gay Sherlock Holmes evah. Check the math. Ian McKellen (gay actor) will play Holmes in a film by Bill Condon (gay director) adapted from a novel by Mitch Cullin (gay novelist). That's quite literally gay, gay, gay.

McKellen will play an ageing Holmes, a character from Cullin's novel A Slight Trick of the Mind, set in the 1940s, with the detective retired but still pondering a 50-year-old unsolved mystery. Condon has directed McKellen before, in the 1998 drama Gods and Monsters, for which McKellen got an Oscar nomination.

H/T Guardian

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