Seriously, why do people think Sherlolly is going to happen? Mofftiss are huge Sherlock Holmes fanboys. So far as I am aware, in no adaptation does Sherlock Holmes get married apart from the Mary Russell books, which I haven’t heard anyone cite as an inspiration for the show. Sherlock is famously unmarried in every other adaptation. In this show they’ve gone way out of their way to imply Sherlock is gay. He doesn’t respond to Molly’s flirting ever (and she keeps on trying). He doesn’t respond to Irene’s flirting (who is famously considered his equal and the only one to ever best him). He doesn’t respond to Kitty’s flirting. He doesn’t respond to Janine’s flirting. He didn’t have sex with Janine even though she was up for it and he had ample opportunity and it would have helped manipulate her. He tried to find her a sexual partner at the wedding, FFS. If he doesn’t get into a relationship with John, I don’t see it happening with anyone.
Very Very Brief list of gay tropes:
Women are not my area; men are not stated to be not his area
Everyone in Sherlock’s life Angelo, Mrs. Hudson, everyone, thinks John is his boyfriend and never ever thinks Molly is his girlfriend
He can tell a gay man by his underwear and hair product but can’t tell Molly is flirting with him half the time
John: I am not gay! / Scene cut to Sherlock: I think I’ll surprise John (Scene transitions are really really intentional like you have no idea)
Lilac. He knows and uses the word lilac instead of purple. It’s a stereotype but it’s a really common one. Also add involvement with planning the wedding e.g. table napkins. Another stereotype but it’s really clear.
He’s super into the military dudes
He looks super uncomfortable when Molly mentions she is having sex, in a very different way than he would be uncomfortable if he wanted to have sex with her
Ultra-phallic graduated cylinders for John’s stag night
Ultra-suggestive gay stereotypical mannerisms, hand gestures, etc. on the stag night when he whips out his magnifying glass and ends up arse first on the floor
"I know what kind of man you are" said twice
Looks freaking heartbroken at the end of John’s wedding right into John’s face
Every girl likes a soldier — that is about HIM AND JOHN okay
He never once denies being gay or being in a relationship with John even though John is all about the denial.
Gay gay gay gay gay gay okay
These are not subtle clues.
If anyone is brought in to further explore Sherlock’s sexuality with women (I can’t type that with a straight face), it would be Irene, but it would be immediately clear there is nothing between them. Much like already happened in TSOT when he shooes Naked!Irene right out of his head. If any kind of actual date happened at all between Sherlock and Molly it would really quickly prove to be a disaster wait that already happened in TEH when he didn’t realize Molly thought it was a date and he called her John I mean really what do you want. They have very few episodes and little time to do everything they want to do, I don’t see them wasting any more time on Sherlock/Molly potential simply to mess with us, especially when Molly/Lestrade is being telegraphed for next series and I see that happening as a mirror for Sherlock/John. I see what you mean by “messing with us” but I think they’ve already done plenty of that and they’ve drained that well dry.
Someone else like @shinka, @bbcatemysoul, or @Loudest-Subtext-In-Television could give further examples of the gay coding. I’d give the full list but I actually want to go outside today and there are only six more hours of daylight left.
'girls don't have to clear their internet history'
let me explain you a thing
Benedict Cumberbatch, Lara Pulver
The Evolution of William Sherlock Scott Holmes
Slide to the left
Take it back now y’all
Cha cha real smooth
Right foot lets stomp, left foot lets stomp
Everybody clap your hands
How low can you go? Can you go down low?
All the way to the floor?
this was funny until it wasn’t
IT WAS SO FUCKIN’ GOOD UNTIL THIS MOMENT.
nO IT’S OK I GOT THIS
Can you bring it to the top?
Like you never never stopped
GOOD GOD best Sherlock Holmes post of all time, ever, I declare it. Done.
Sherlock Holmes has officially won the whole internet.
He can’t be tamed. It’s attractive. Those are the people we are attracted to – the ones that aren’t interested.
I think it’s that and the combination of the Byronic looks that Benedict has – and the coat! – that’s made him into, possibly, the first sexy Sherlock Holmes.
Just in case you ever think you’re "reading too much into things" when watching Sherlock…
I’m seriously getting dizzy here, far too much subtext to handle without a cpu freeze.They should offer up a whole course at Drama School just to analyze the subtexts in ‘Sherlock’. By season 10 there will be a dedicated faculty.
(P.S. Where is the phoenix? I don’t see any bloody birds in those swirls)
Thanks to bartimaeu2s for pointing out the way John is rubbing his left hand here. So what might we deduce about this?
Well, the first thought that comes to mind is that it’s John’s ring hand. He’s only been wearing his wedding band for a few hours now, so he’s highly aware of it.
Struggling to understand if this is a Martin/Sherlock photo or a John/Sherlock one :D
It’s a Husband/Husband photo.