Daniel Radcliffe: My Male Love Scene Is Totally Normal

January 21, 2013 By:
Daniel Radcliffe: My Male Love Scene Is Totally Normal
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The man who embodied Harry Potter is getting thrown into the spotlight for playing with a different kind of wand (bad pun). And he ain’t happy about it…

In Kill Your Darlings, an upcoming film highlighting American poet Allen Ginsberg, Daniel Radcliffe has the pleasure of portraying the always-controversial act of gay sex on screen. But, to the actor, people watching the man-on-man action unfold in theaters need not get their noses bent. 

Radcliffe spoke to MTV News at length about the film, which premiered at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival this weekend. His main tiff: Why is gay sex any more “shocking” than a guy and a lady going at it, which happens in almost every movie, right?

“It’s interesting that it’s deemed shocking,” he said in the interview. 

“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. And 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 continued on the matter, comparing his role as the masturbating and gay-sex-having Ginsberg to that of “Equus” where his character, Martin Dysart, mutilates horses—which, frankly, no one seemed to care about. 

“Some people are asking me questions like this is a more shocking subject, which is so strange,” he added.

Radcliffe shares the screen in Darlings with Michael C. Hall and Elizabeth Olsen, who plays author Edie Parker. 

The film—along with all the gay sex—has yet to schedule an official 2013 release date.

Watch Daniel's interview here: