Performance In a Leading Role

by Mad_Lori


Ship
John / Sherlock
Word Count
156714
Plot
Romance

Author's Summary

Sherlock Holmes is an Oscar winner in the midst of a career slump. John Watson is an Everyman actor trapped in the rom-com ghetto. When they are cast as a gay couple in a new independent drama, will they surprise each other? Will their on-screen romance make its way into the real world?

Comments

This is one of the best-researched AU settings out there. You feel like you’re learning something about life in Hollywood over every page. It’s brilliant, engaging, and incredibly memorable. If you’re looking for AU setting writing at its best, this is the fic for you.

Characterization

Out of Character – Sherlock and many of the side characters are OOC here but you'll love them all the same. John is recognizable; irritable and intense and so blown away by Sherlock Holmes.

Pacing

Steady

Tone

Hopeful, Angst