‘Sherlock’ creator: Holmes is not gay, as much as people want to fantasize
One of the co-creators of the popular ‘Sherlock’ series has said although “everyone wants to believe” the show’s title character is gay, “he’s not”.
Speaking in an interview with EW, Steven Moffat, who co-created the series, said: “We walk into that one all the time. It’s a funny thing when a character for over 100 years has been saying, ‘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—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.”