Purple Shirt of Sex
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The Purple Shirt of Sex is a term that originated in the Sherlock fandom, describing a tight purple shirt that Sherlock Holmes, portrayed by Benedict Cumberbatch, wears in The Great Game (episode 1x3). It gained such popularity that it eventually seeped into other unrelated fandoms.
Sherlock's Purple Shirt of Sex
The seductively deep purple shirt that adorns the ever so beautiful torso of Sherlock Holmes ; renowned for sending all who gaze upon it into the throes of blind lust regardless of gender or sexual orientation; a potent aphrodisiac.
Other Purple Shirts of Sex
Though it originally only referred to Sherlock's shirt, the Purple Shirt of Sex attained meme status and eventually spread into other fandoms. After the release of The Avengers it became a minor trope in Science Bros fic, referring to the purple shirt Bruce Banner wears while on the helicarrier. It also gets references in the Elementary fandom, where Marcus Bell often wears a tight purple shirt.
Archives & Communities
- Purple Shirt of Sex on AO3
- Purple Shirt of Sex tag on tumblr
- The Purple Shirt of Sex on Facebook
- The Purple Shirt of Sex definition at A Beginner's Guide to the Sherlock Holmes Fandom (tumblr)