Eva | 21
having a proper chat with mrs hudsonBISCUITS!
"Don’t worry…Sherlock will start up again soon…"
Larry Grayson is often cited as one of the first openly gay entertainers to have enjoyed mass appeal, although he never made direct reference to his sexuality. (x)
Sherlock’s father is directly compared to two people in this scene when we meet him. The first is Larry Grayson. And the second, of course…
Now, Father, you’re living in the past. This is the fourteenth century!
It’s both of them. It’s John steeling himself up for what everyone knows Sherlock wants to confess, going still and stoic and shutting down emotionally like only John Watson can do.
It’s Sherlock noticing John’s distress and being unable to say it out loud. It’s two men very very afraid of giving this thing definition and not being allowed to pursue it completely. One thinks he’s off to die, the other has made a bed and decided to lie in it.
And Sherlock says nothing because if you don’t say it out loud, then there is some sort of self-preservation to it all.
Sophie Turner for Tatler UK (April 2014)
I’m sick of the media asking the show creators questions like
"Oooohhh, are John and Sherlock in luuuurrve???"
When they should really be asking questions like,
"If your insistence that John and Sherlock are not romantically involved is correct, could you explain the deliberate choice to constantly frame the two with tropes, both in filming and in writing, that are indefensibly romantic?"