Could Guy Ritchie have squandered his rights to a Sherlock Holmes sequel due to Sherlock and Watson's "close" relationship??
A little friendly gay subtext never hurt anyone!
The literary estate of Holmes author Sir Arthur Conan Doyle has reportedly threatened to take away Ritchie's rights to the story if he includes the "homoerotic subtext" in the next Sherlock flick!
Robert Downey Jr. jokingly suggested the possibility of his character being a "very butch homosexual," but Andrea Plunket, the woman in charge of the rights to Sherlock in the U.S., was not amused.
"I hope this is just an example of Mr Downey's black sense of humor," said Plunket.
"It would be drastic, but I would withdraw permission for more films to be made if they feel that is a theme they wish to bring out in the future. I am not hostile to homosexuals, but I am to anyone who is not true to the spirit of the books," she concluded.
Does that mean no hot Downey-on-Law action in the sequel???
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