Liberal fans of the BBC TV show “Sherlock” are demanding the two main characters become gay lovers.
The show – featuring Sherlock and his sidekick “Dr. Watson” is extremely popular, both in the U.K. and here in the United States.
There’s been a running joke that the two co-workers and friends might be homosexual, but the show’s creator has resisted adding that into the plotline. He has said, however, he’s been inundated with mail urging him to have them “come out.”
The mail often comes with new storylines and “explicit drawings” for new episodes.
The show’s creator Mark Gatiss, 47, told Australian gay magazine DNA: ‘Oh my God. I get sent things that would make your hair turn white. It’s not just Sherlock and Watson holding hands on a park bench, I can tell you that.
‘Some of them are incredibly graphic but my goodness I’ve not tried half the things they’re doing.’
The show’s in its fourth season, which is expected to begin airing this fall.
And while the two characters are “close,” they’re not gay.
“To be honest, he is very well-dressed, very ethereal, camp, theatrical at times but he is also very vicious, very male and predatory,” Sherlock Actor Benedict Cumberbatch said.
“I don’t think there is anything that suggests Sherlock is gay but if he was he wouldn’t fancy John [Watson],” Dr. Who writer Stephen Moffat said.