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Benedict Cumberbatch Suggests His Sherlock Holmes Is Gay

Benedict-Cumberbatch Sherlock-Holmes GayBenedict Cumberbatch, who plays the dashing Sherlock Holmes in the BBC mini-series “Sherlock,” cheekily implied the British super-sleuth may be gay.

Cumberbatch was asked on a Nerdist podcast to compare his version of Sherlock with Dr. Who and gave a rather suggestive reply.

“One uses a sonic screwdriver and time travel, and the other uses his brain and isn’t 900 years old and isn’t reincarnated,” said Cumberbatch. “They’ve got different dress senses, different tastes in the sex of their partners.”

Benedict, who has starred on the hit BBC series Sherlock since 2010, previously denied Sherlock is asexual.

“I see no reason at all why he shouldn’t be sexual,” said Cumberbatch. “Everyone recruited him to their perspective, their interpretation.

“I’ve had asexuals come up to me and thank me for representing asexuals. I don’t know how that came about. I mean, the man’s too busy to have sex. That’s really what is it.”

On the BBC series “Sherlock,” Sherlock Holmes shows little romantic interest in women or men. However, in the episode A Scandal in Belgravia during Season 2, Sherlock is definitely smitten by the seductive, calculating Irene Adler, which suggests Holmes is heterosexual.

Still, Sherlock’s sexuality is far less of an interesting storyline than the intrigue he encounters during his many adventures. Diehard fans of “Sherlock” will have to wait until 2016 for Season 4.

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