Okay, but seriously, look at Sherlock’s face as he watches John hold a cylindrical object to his mouth.
There’s more than just that in this photo. After reading mid0nz's fascinating interview with Steve Lawes, when this went past I immediately fastened upon the lighting and how that frames these characters and their relationship in this moment.
It’s hardly reading anything novel into purple as an expression of gay, whereas you can read the red that’s seen in its opposition as the quintessential color of “stop” or “danger” (a value it has in Mary & Janine’s costumes & makeup as well). These are both pretty hot colors on the spectrum and in fact because of the visual tension between them are rather rarely used against each other so directly and completely.
So what do we see here? Sherlock’s pretty gay, which is no news to us even though it may be fairly new news to him. The whole scene is lit with the heat between this pair; it’s not just a cool factual reading of the facts but deeply evocative of emotion. There’s nothing here about clarity of vision, only feeling.
But John Watson? His gay aspect is hidden from Sherlock even though apparent to us. Towards Sherlock, he lights up only with “don’t go there.” This whole series is from Sherlock’s POV and I don’t think we’ve got a single image from the whole thing that spells it out more clearly than this.
^^^ For you, salsify, I am lit red.
THE BEST THING IN THE WORLD IS SEEING PEOPLE SMILING BECAUSE OF YOU
Everyone has that one class where they walk in and immediately want to commit mass homicide
what if childbirth is just the pain of the 9 periods you missed
and all this time i thought it was the baby ripping through your vagina
Save Undershaw, Sherlock’s Home.
Please take a few moments to ‘like’ the Save Undershaw Facebook page - remember, without Undershaw, there would be no Sherlock Holmes……
Ok so i don’t know how many of you saw my embroidery set from last year showing women in film statistics, but to tie in with International Women’s day over on Screenqueens and the learning I’ve done in the past year, I’ve added a couple more.
*snaps fingers in a dragon formation*
You brought me here, just to send a text?
I just needed to reblog this again.
Because jfc, you don’t understand how important this scene is to me.
Or maybe you do!
Because it has Jack openly showing his affection and admiration for two people of different gender in the exact same way, making no difference at all, and neither do Rose nor the Doctor. Zilch. No hesitating, no flinching, no comic relief.
I wish it could be like this more often.
That scene up there is doing everything right, end of story. And while Jack’s sexuality is often made out to be something to smile at, it’s also shown as very natural and Nine was just cool with that, no reason not to be.
Acceptance: You’re doing it right.
I wish Doctor Who was still like this. Sigh.
If a dead ancestor doesn’t appear in the sky to stop me, it can’t be that bad of a decision
me on my way to steal your man
Damn Honey forget my man take me
We should teach young boys to respect women, but we should also teach young girls to respect women. Women should not see each other as enemies, but as allies. Stop telling young girls that the best they can be is “not like other girls”.