Let It Be
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“There are some genuinely worrying moments of sexual tension between (Downey Jr.’s Holmes and Law’s Watson). Worrying, because as soon as they’re given the tiniest of chances they’re inadvertently on top of one another in an uncompromising position. It’s difficult to dissuade a wanting for them to just get on with it and fulfill their pent-up sexuality.”
— review from Gay Times of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows.
“(Holmes) … is also there to rescue Watson from the boredom of heterosexual life. Holmes is always taunting Watson about how the doctor is clearly having much more fun on their adventure than he would have on a honeymoon in Brighton. And though Watson protests, we know Holmes is right.
Put another way, this is a movie about what two ultra-smart, ultra-tough guys like Holmes and Watson would do on their honeymoon. Shooting the biggest freaking guns you’ve ever seen is involved … There’s no heterosexual alibi at all. I love that this movie exudes a feeling of “yeah, this is totally gay and you love it.” Because we do love it! The rapport between Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law is spicier and more believable than what you see between the leads in most romantic comedies.”
— review from io9 of Sherlock Holmes: A Game of Shadows