Larry Grayson is often cited as one of the first openly gay entertainers to have enjoyed mass appeal, although he never made direct reference to his sexuality. (x)
Sherlock’s father is directly compared to two people in this scene when we meet him. The first is Larry Grayson. And the second, of course…
I didn’t notice how they are filmed standing exactly in the same position! Brilliant.
Every time I see something about Sherlocks dad and John, the parallel becomes even more apparent.