A few months back Rachel McAdams raved about the chemistry between Robert Downey Jr's "Sherlock" and Jude Law's "Watson", saying
They're really perfect together. That's kind of the love story, actually. I play supposedly Sherlock's love interest, but it's really Watson.
And people are still talking about the homo-eroticism of the famous, er, "couple." The Bosh and The Playlist, working from Jude Law quotes, think it'll definitely be there and visible too. But Hollywood Elsewhere thinks they might be overstating. My favorite take comes from My New Plaid Pants who, indulging his understandable Jude Law fetish, would like to rechristen the movie Dr. Watson's Sexy-Time Adventures.
We won't know until we see it how far Guy Ritchie has taken this much speculated upon friendship but it's easy to imagine that the actors are willing to go there. Robert Downey Jr has been a hustler (Less Than Zero) and a proud marrying gay (Home for the Holidays) onscreen. Jude Law is even less shy about a flexible onscreen sexuality having worked in drag roles (Rage), gay roles (Wilde, Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil) and the kind of overtly sexualized roles (The Talented Mr Ripley, Alfie, AI: Artificial Intelligence) that are usually reserved for actresses.
But when you look like Jude Law… how can that be avoided?
Whether or not Sherlock Holmes and the upcoming buzzing indie Humpday (previously covered on Towleroad) further popularize "bromance" fever, I think we can all agree that the term is getting as annoying as "metrosexual" once was. Can we not?
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