- Category: Entertainment
- Published on Tuesday, 14 February 2012 16:18
- Written by Lara Landis
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Sherlock Holmes is one of the most famous British Asexuals. He has graced British and American books, movie screens and television sets for over a decade. The new BBC series, and the news of a proposed American adaptation of Doyle's famous character has increased interest in the original Holmes stories.
Doyle wrote the original Holmes stories during the Victorian and Edwardian eras. When he wrote them the stories were wildly popular when they appeared in the papers. The detective showed little interest in the opposite sex, which many people often interpret as him showing interest in the same sex. Moffat called Holmes's choice the choice of a monk and made the verbal faux pas of calling Asexuality boring for dramatic purposes.
Sales of the original stories have doubled, according to Musicroom.net. The new series maintains a wide fan base on both sides of the Atlantic. Fans of the show have turned back to the original stories to find out what Holmes and Watson did in Victorian London. Some fans still find the stories relevant, even if they do not contain modern technologies. Steampunk enthusiasts only managed to slightly increase interest in the Victorian detective.