Jude Law thinks filthy language, homoerotic overtones and bare-knuckle fighting are “quintessential parts” of Sherlock Holmes, femalefirst.co.uk reports.

The 36-year-old actor — who plays Holmes’ faithful sidekick Dr. Watson in Guy Ritchie’s new adaptation of the classic detective tale — doesn’t think Hollywood writers sexed up the script.

He said: “The physicality, the bare-knuckle fighting, the martial arts are all hinted at in the books. We just hold a magnifying glass over them.

“A word that author Arthur Conan Doyle uses an awful lot is apprehended. As in, ‘Holmes and Watson apprehend the villain.’ We get to show the apprehension.”

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