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Radcliffe: Gay Love Scene Is Not Shocking

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Former “Harry Potter” star Daniel Radcliffe hasn’t been shy in his approach to new roles since moving on from the films that made him a superstar; in fact, he seems to be making choices based mostly on the fact that he doesn’t want to be viewed as The Boy Who Lived anymore. He’s all grown up, and, as we see in “Kill Your Darlings”, he isn’t afraid to tackle love scenes.

The film, in which Radcliffe plays poet Allen Ginsburg, is generating tons of buzz due to a gay sex scene, in which Radcliffe’s character is an active participant. But the young actor says he doesn’t see why it should be so “shocking” in this day and age.

”It’s interesting that it’s deemed shocking,” Radcliffe said. “For me, there’s something very strange about that because we see straight sex scenes all the time. We’ve seen gay sex scenes before. I don’t know why a gay sex scene should be any more shocking than a straight sex scene. Or both of them are equally un-shocking.”

Radcliffe also famously starred in a stage production of “Equus” from 2007 to 2009 and appeared completely nude onstage as he portrayed a character with a strange fascination with horses. He has earned acclaim from the LGBT community for his work with the Trevor Project, which works with LGBT youth struggling with depression.

For Radcliffe, the fact that he was Harry Potter might only be a good thing when it comes to bringing in a fresh audience to the film.

“I don’t care why people come and see films. If they come and see a film about the beat poets because they saw me in ‘Harry Potter,’ fantastic. That’s a wonderful thing,” Radcliffe said. “I feel like I have an opportunity to capitalize on ‘Potter’ by doing work that might not otherwise get attention. If I can help get a film like this attention, that’s without doubt, that’s a great thing.”

Radcliffe: Gay Love Scene Is Not Shocking
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  • Mike

    Danny Boy, don’t see why a gay sex scene is so shocking. Allow me to clue you in, it’s not shocking, it’s replusive to 95% of the population.

    • http://yahoo S. E. Williams

      Um, Mike, you might want to do your research before you make such an ignorant comment. The majority of the population os ok with homosexuality. It seems the ones who aren’t are the ones who aren’t comfortable with their own sexuality. What do you care what people do in the privacy of their own homes? If you don’t want to see a gay love scene, don’t see the movie. I feel ashamed for your gay son or daughter having such an idiot for a father. Wake up, it’s 2013.

      • Amanda

        S. E. Williams: I LOVE YOU! finally someone tells off a person like that. lol. i am a lesbian myself and noone hardly ever stands up for gay rights. so thank you, so much. C:

  • paganism at large

    witchcraft, wizardry, and homosexuality……sure lets make this the new norm for our children.

  • Jon

    As are you, Mike

  • http://deathookup.com kinglove

    I LOVE WOMEN

  • Detronyx

    Why all the hate? There’s nothing repulsive about this. Love is love, regardless of gender. People need to open their eyes and see that gay people exist, and no matter how much hate you dish out, it’s not going to stop or go away. Just learn to accept it and keep the negativity to yourself. Let people live their own lives. It’s not affecting anybody.

  • Burlingame

    Radcliffe is a gay bitch!!!

  • Jason

    If this ain’t gay I don’t kno wat is

  • julie

    Daniel radcliffe is the bomb

  • Mr. Pewterschmidt

    if straight men don’t support gay rights, then they shouldn’t be allowed to watch lesbian porn…

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