Jan. 4th, 2010

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Oh, noooes, Heroes.

Heroes, we need to talk. Cut for spoilers for upcoming episodes. )
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From Ritchie's Holmes Sequel Under Threat From Writer's Estate:

"The executors of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's literary estate have threatened to withdraw Guy Ritchie's rights to the Sherlock Holmes story if the director hints at a homosexual relationship between the lead characters in his sequel...

... Downey, Jr.'s comments have infuriated Andrea Plunket, who controls the remaining U.S. copyrights to the Holmes story, and she's threatened to withdraw permission for a follow-up if Ritchie suggests the detective is more than just friends with his sidekick.

She says, '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.'"

Not "drastic," m'dear, so much as immature, homophobic, foolish, and smacking of undeserved entitlement and control issues. *Sigh* Oh, Andrea. You are my least favorite person right now. Way to harsh on my squee, bitch.

I feel compelled to quote [Bad username or site: @ livejournal.com] from this thread: "But by focusing on possible homosexual subtext like this, Ms. Plunket is ignoring a far more important issue! There was absolutely no racist, pro-Imperialist, or anti-Mormon rhetoric in the movie at all! Clearly it was an unfaithful adaption, made with no respect to the author's original intentions, and should be pulled from the theaters immediately."

Oh, and as for the supposedly heterosexual "spirit of the books"? HA! I'm almost finished with A Study in Scarlet, and I think Andrea and I are reading a completely different series. And from what I've read about The Sign of Four... yeah, a completely different series. Can't wait to read that one, by the way.


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