The Man Behind Benedict Cumberbatch’s Sherlock Wants You To Know That The Detective Isn’t Gay… But He’s Not Straight Either

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It seems that one of the most talked about romances on TV isn’t as canon as fans had hoped.

For the three seasons its been on, Sherlock has been building up a bromance between Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman‘s Sherlock and Watson to the point that many fans see them as an OTP — One True Pair.

However, Steven Moffat, the man behind the BBC series, clarified the sexual chemistry between the show’s leads in a recent interview, saying:

“We walk into that one all the time. It’s a funny thing when a character for over 100 years has been saying, ├óΓé¼╦£I don’t do that at all.’ He’s been saying it over 100 years! He’s not interested in [sex]. He’s willfully staying away from that to keep his brain pure├óΓé¼ΓÇ¥a Victorian belief, that. But everyone wants to believe he’s gay. He’s not gay. He’s not straight. And Doctor Watson is very clear that he prefers women. People want to fantasize about it. It’s fine. But it’s not in the show.”

We guess that makes sense…

[ Photos: Benedict’s Wife Sophie Hunter’s Wedding Dress! ]

Although, we must say, if there really isn’t anything there, then why are they fetishizing Sherlock’s asexuality so much?

Seems like they want the draw of a will-they-won’t-they gay relationship without angering any Sir Arthur Conan Doyle purists.

We can still dream, right?

[Image via WENN.]

Mar 30, 2015 7:00pm PDT

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