andrea plunket

‘I am not hostile to homosexuals, but I am to anyone who is not true to the spirit of the [Sherlock Holmes] books’

SOUNDBITES — “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.” —Andrea Plunket, the (former?) administrator of the Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Literary Estate, who acquired rights to the Sherlock Holmes brand through her ex-husband (producer Sheldon Reynolds) in the 1950s, on whether she’d greenlight a sequel if the movie’s actors keep playing up the gay storyline. Evidently, she has not read a Sherlock Holmes book. (via)