Andrea Plunket, who holds the U.S. copyright to Sherlock Holmes is not happy that Robert Downey Jr. has been joking that the subtext of Holmes and Watson in Guy Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes is gay.
Said Plunket: “I hope this is just an example of Mr. Downey's black sense of
humour. It would be drastic, but I would withdraw permission for more
films to be made if they feel that is a theme they wish to bring out in
the future. I am not hostile to homosexuals, but I am to anyone who is not true to the spirit of the books.”