rosario dawson as moriarty, taye diggs as sebastian moran
I made this graphic because some people like to complain that changing the gender/sex of the characters somehow “ruins” or “desecrates” Arthur Conan Doyle’s legacy. Funnily enough nobody ever complains when they are turned into mice, dogs, etc. (Presumably because they are still male.) As you can see there have been several female versions of these characters in the past, and they have hardly ruined anything.
Some of the oldest adaptations only had the actor info for Holmes on IMDB, so either Watson didn’t exist in those films at all, or the actor is unknown. (If he did exist it’s pretty safe to assume he was male.)
I excluded incarnations where Holmes/Watson only appeared once as guest stars in unrelated tv shows. (There were lots.)
Classic Sherlock Holmes & Modern Sherlock Holmes
‘Accustomed as I was to my friend’s amazing powers in the use of disguises, I had to look three times before I was certain that it was indeed he.’
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#can we just talk about how absolutely perfect mary morstan-watson is? #out of all the people sherlock knows he sent moriarty’s book to her #he had enough faith in her to know that she’d be able to understand what needed to be done and to crack the code #mary morstan isn’t some victorian housewife who twiddles her thumbs and waits for her husband to come home #she managed to captivate and get captain john watson to fall in love with her #she is the one who doesn’t mind stepping toe to toe with sherlock holmes even though she is a lady and it isn’t her place #she is just as strong as irene adler but in a completely different way #and sherlock holmes knows it #sherlock holmes is a smart man- even he can see mary’s brilliance #i wish tumblr could (marymorstan)
[…] try to imagine fandom’s reaction if the next big Holmes adaptation to come along had Holmes and Watson as British, yeah - young black British men, living case to case on a council estate in a dodgy area of London. How fandom would react if Sherlock Holmes didn’t employ street kids and homeless people like trained animals to do his bidding, but instead was part of that invisible underclass; if instead of having his eccentricities tolerated~ by Scotland Yard on account of being the Great White Genius, Sherlock Holmes, BME, school dropout, and sometime addict, was regarded by the police as practically a criminal already, one more thug, one more junkie, one more dealer in the making. If he had to choose between buying the week’s groceries or palming a twenty to a bored constable for the chance to spend five minutes on a crime scene, in the hope that whoever’s under enough pressure to deal with crime rates in the neighbourhood will pay him enough for a perp to feed himself and Watson for a month or two. If the greatest threat to his safety were police brutality, or the prospect of being done for a snitch; if his arch enemy weren’t Moriarty, but the systemic poverty and inequality that has him helping out his oppressors just to get by, and that makes the other side of the law look more tempting to someone with his skills every day.
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