Stephen Moffat: Sherlock isn’t gay!
In the 21st century adaptation of the famous detective books, Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick John Watson share a flat and are often faced with peoples assumption that they are a couple. However show writer Stephen Moffat insists this isn’t the case.
He told The Sun:
“I don’t think there is anything that suggest Sherlock is gay but if he was he wouldn’t fancy John.
“It’s just that thing of two blokes hanging around together living together – in this nice modern world it leads to people saying, ‘Oh are they a couple?”
“And that’s nice. I thought how the world has changed, there is no disapproval. How much more civilised the world has become.”
Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Holmes added:
“To be honest he is very well dressed, very ethereal, camp, theatrical at times but he is also very vicious, very male and predatory.
“It is of course the 21st century. Two men looking for a flat share is going to raise questions – or in this case have them answered by other people making suppositions.
“The ambiguity is fine. It’s probably the first-ever bromance.
“It’s a very mature relationship by the end of the story. It’s a beautiful thing.”
Sherlock airs tomorrow (Sunday) night on BBC One at 9pm.