Daniel Radcliffe on Gay Sex Scenes: ‘I'm Just Happy It's a Well-Done Scene’

Daniel Radcliffe (photo: Joella Marano)

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe is surprised that the conversation when his latest film “Kill Your Darlings,” debuted at the Sundance Film Festival centered around his gay sex scenes.

“What weirded me out the most last night was people were asking me all these questions about the gay sex scenes," Radcliffe told MTV after the premiere on Jan. 18.

Radcliffe played writer Allen Ginsberg in an indie drama about the Beat Generation and the people at the forefront of the youth subculture, including William S. Burroughs and Jack Kerouac.

In the movie, his character has sex with Lucien Carr, played by Dane DeHaan. He recently told Esquire the gay sex scenes didn’t bother him at all, and he was pleased with the results:

“I'm just happy that it’s a well-done scene," he told Esquire. "[Director] John [Krokidas] had never seen the version of that scene that he wanted: gay sex in a film that felt very real. He wanted to achieve that and he did.”

According to Huffington Post writer Michael Hogan, Radcliffe’s commitment to acting in this movie felt very real.

“Plenty of male actors have passionately kissed male co-stars in films, as Radcliffe and the excellent Dane DeHaan do here, but it's hard to recall a Hollywood star as famous as this one simulating the act of homosexual lovemaking this explicitly -- knees in the air, lover on top of him -- or this vulnerably,” he wrote.

Goodbye Lord Voldemort, Harry Potter just grew up.


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