The acclaimed BBC series Sherlock will be returning for its highly anticipated fourth season in Last December, Benedict Cumberbatch, who plays Sherlock, hinted at the fact that his character might be gay. And Doctor Watson is very clear that he prefers women. People want to fantasize about it.
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The BBC have released a new trailer for the upcoming season of Sherlock, but fans are accusing the broadcaster of queerbaiting. I hope the word "queerbaiting" becomes obsolete in and no one ever uses it ever again unless talking about BBC Sherlock. Ever since Sherlock first aired, showrunners Steven Moffat and the openly gay himself Mark Gatiss have been accused of queerbaiting their audience. Through their close friendship and living together, Sherlock Holmes could always be read with a queer subtext. Moffat and Gatiss are adding even more to it, fans are saying, but have no intention of ever following through with the hinted at near-relationship. A photo posted by Pheeno. Apologies to iOS and Safari users, but you may be unable to comment due to an ongoing issue with Facebook.
I'm not sure I have a lot to add to your excellent discussion. I know that Sherlock has gotten harder for me to watch as people have brought the queerbaiting to my attention, as well as various sexist things that I don't appreciate as a woman. I know that I'll be watching series four soon and hopefully it will be great! Nonetheless, you make excellent, excellent points here and I'll definitely be keeping them in mind as I watch the next show.
The series is set in the present day, while the one-off special features a Victorian period fantasy resembling the original Holmes stories. Sherlock has been praised for the quality of its writing, acting, and direction. Two years later, it won Outstanding Television Movie. In addition, the show was also honoured with a Peabody Award in