Obviously it’s Sherlock’s show but there’s far more parity [in Sherlock] than I think there often is [portrayed] in that relationship [between John Watson and Sherlock Holmes].
I know [creators] Steven [Moffat] and Mark [Gatiss] primarily wanted the show to be about that relationship as much, if not more, than anything else.
[It’s about the relationship] and how it develops and how it changes and the things that wind each other up, the things that they genuinely sort of love about each other as well.
It’s the gayest story in the history of television… People certainly run with that, which I’m quite happy with!
But we all saw it as a love story. Not just a love story, but those two people who do love each other — a slightly dysfunctional relationship, sometimes, but a relationship that works. They get results.
Martin Freeman, to reporters after winning the ‘Best Supporting Actor’ BAFTA in 2011 for his work in Sherlock.
(Digital Spy report, May 2011 [x])incurablylazydevil)
Like most male friendships, everything is assumed, and nothing is spoken of.
Oh, except for once. Just once, and that’s your lot. If you’re going to read it in order, like I did, you’ve got a long time to wait for The Adventure of the Three Garridebs, but patience, and keep reading in order - you’ll be blinking back the tears when the moment comes.
Steven Moffat, Introduction to A Study in Scarlet, BBC Books.
So, I think we can just stop debating about when the love confession/first kiss is going to happen.
can you imagine him talking about writing the first johnlock kiss in his post-canon interviews though?? if he cried when he wrote the best man’s speech, he’s gonna drown in tears when writing the love confession and the kiss
it makes me laugh so much when people are like “well they’ll kiss but we wont have a lot of sexual content” like have you met moffat ?