I wish straight people knew how heartbreaking queerbaiting actually is for us. Like, you’re not just teasing a relationship. You’re dangling equal representation in front of our faces, being treated like human beings in front of our faces, with amazing and varied characters whose storylines are more than how straight people kill us (bullying) disease kills us (hiv scare) or we kill ourselves due to the tragedy of our story.
You dangle it and go “am I gonna? Am I gonna? ….Lol no, a show with gay lead characters?! No one would *ever* watch that!” and don’t see why it hurts us.
Either one way or the other I think the writers should have put in a scene where a guy (not John) was flirting with Sherlock and see how that played out.
They Did That.
As we know, Sherlock saw “Jim” slip him his number right away. And going off his reaction below- was p shocked at the gall this Jim dude was displaying, trying to cheat w him right then and there when he is so clearly out of this guy’s league.
Interesting touch in the writing, that. Making this dude flirt with Sherlock, knowing Sherlock would pick up on it… So that they could later write in a scene where Sherlock displays that he knows multiple miscellaneous ways to recognise a gay man such as his underwear, the hair product he uses, his eyes, his clothes……… Interesting………………
Sherlock Holmes imagined Molly Hooper as a progressive Victorian woman who risked her reputation and life just so she can study and practice pathology (her obvious passion), and fight for a cause that she believes in.
High-as-a-kite Sherlock Holmes, subconsciously think and (therefore) imagined that Molly has the courage and determination to pursue being a pathologist in a time when women were confined to minimal social roles.
His subconscious revealed that he believed that if Molly was born during the Victorian era, she wouldfightfor her dream, such that she would actually take the dangerous route of pretending to be a male, just so she can pursue and practice her dream.
He believed that Molly has what it takes to get what she wants.
Sherlock sees Molly as astrong, independent woman.
If high-as-a-kite Sherlock Holmes can see this, why are there people who still look at Molly as a weak character?
This is also the same woman, who in the midst of tremendous emotional distress, showed a rebellious streak by making Sherlock Holmes (the same stubborn man who walked into Buckingham Palace wrapped in a sheet) say. it. first.
And while we are on that topic, the same Oh-look-at-me-sitting-inside-Buckingham-Palace-with-just-a-sheet man, said it…