Many times with films that have gay themes (and which are looking for a mainstream audience), there’s a tendency to shy away from suggesting there’s anything LGBT about the movie in the trailer. However even in this new 30-second promo for Kill Your Darlings they’re not hiding the fact Daniel Radcliffe’s character is rather impressed by Dane DeHaan.
However if you were hoping for the gay sex scene that got everyone talking at Sundance, you’re gonna have to look elsewhere.
Kill Your Darlings charts how a murder helped shape the lives of a group of young men who went on to become the beat generation. Chronicle star DeHaan plays Lucien Carr, the man who introduced Howl writer Allen Ginsberg (Daniel Radcliffe) to the likes of William S. Burroughs (Ben Foster) and Jack Kerouac (Jack Huston).
During these early, hedonistic days, a man called David Kammerer (Michael C. Hall) fell for Carr, with his infatuation becoming increasingly obsessive and unhinged – the gay Ginsberg once discovered Kammerer trying to murder Jack Kerouac’s cat. It eventually resulted in Carr stabbing Kammerer to death him and going to prison for his murder. The violent event is said to have indelibly changed all the people involved and etched its way into the published works of the Beat writers.
The film is due out October 18th in the US and November 8th in the UK.