Tuesday, August 4, 2009


Guy Ritchie has been warned that his plan to put a gay twist on the relationship between Sherlock Holmes and Dr Watson in his new movie could turn audiences off. Robert Downey Jr, who plays the lead, revealed the director's new spin in an interview with News of the World claiming the super-sleuth will share a bed with his sidekick (Jude Law). "We're two men who happen to be roommates, wrestle a lot and share a bed. It's bad-ass," he said. "Guy wanted to make this about the relationship between Watson and Holmes. They're both mean and complicated." Film critic Michael Medved warned that the new homoerotic twist could end up driving audiences away. "There's not a seething, bubbling hunger to see straight stars impersonating homosexuals," Medved told the New York Post. "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." Sherlock Holmes is released on December 26

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