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- Published on Monday, 02 January 2012 18:24
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Irene Adler made her appearance on the BBC sereis, Sherlock. The modern day adaptation of the Holmes tales has caused excitement in the Asexual community and a debate about what the writers intend. There is something to be said for this debate though, there are far worse problems than whether or not a fictional character promotes Asexual visibility.
There are worse problems, even among Asexuals, than the lack of television characters representing us. Relying on television to increase Asexual awareness of bringing attention to Asexuality does not solve these issues. It is often little more than a distracting debate. Yes, the producers did hint at the possiblity of an Asexual Holmes in the first episode. They also pointed at the possibility of a gay Sherlock Holmes.
If the goal of Asexuals is increased visibility, which many Asexuals say it is, it should not matter whether or not a television character has adopted the label of Asexual. Television producers and script writers will not increase awareness of Asexuality unless it increases their bottom line. Asexuals are better served continuing their grass roots efforts to promote awareness of this relatively new label.
For those who are interested in the plot, it is basically the same when Irene Adler is introduced. Holmes's orientation may have been left to question, but Irene Adler clearly states she is a Lesbian. She also engages in recreational chastisement as a dominatrix.