Unfortunately, I just went to find the original tweets, but they seem to have been deleted.
She later said that, “I was interrogating a specific creative decision, not the idea of a woman in a man’s role.”
To me, this just seems like she’s backpedaling and make her previous remarks seem less sexist. The creative decision she’s “interrogating” is the idea of a woman in a man’s role, and saying that that is nonsense or gimmicky is ridiculous and offensive. And really, if this “creative decision” is gimmicky, the same can be said of a huge number of aspects of the adaptation she’s a part of (for example, a lesbian dominatrix who falls in love with the leading man, only to have her rescued by said leading man at the end of the episode).
As Sway discussed in this post, the response from the cast and crew of Sherlock concerning Elementary has been really awful so far, and I was hoping that Louise Brealey would respond in a way that avoided much of the sexism and racism that has surrounded Lucy Liu’s casting. However, it seems like that was too much to hope for, and I’m really disappointed in the way that so many fans are defending what she has said when it’s so blatantly offensive.
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