If you’ve ever wanted to see Daniel Radcliffe snogging another guy, your chance will come soon when Kill Your Darlings is released, which features the Harry Potter actor as gay poet Allen Ginsberg.
He’s been talking to People Magazine and touched on whether he found the gay sex scenes awkward. He known to be very gay friendly, but simulating gay sex may have been another matter. However he says, “There was no discomfort. There have been moments when Dane [DeHaan – Chronicle], the object of my affection in the film, and I did start giggling.”
As for whether Harry Potter fans will mind him playing gay, he says, “Well, they were comfortable with Equus, and that had me simulating sex on the back of a horse, so this is a walk in the park.”
Kill Your Darlings speculates around real-life events involving beat generation legends Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and William S Burroughs. They were all brought together by Columbia University student Lucien Carr, who was implicated in (and served time for) the murder of David Kammerer, who was found dead in Hudson River in 1944. Carr claimed the death was an accident after Kammerer made an unwanted sexual advance, although they had known each other for several years (and it has been claimed they were lovers). The events surrounding the death are said to have had a massive impact on the beat circle, and tempered the idealism they had felt beforehand.
The film also stars Elizabeth Olsen, Jennifer Jason Leigh, David Cross and Kyra Sedgwick, and should be in cinemas later this year. (Quotes via Out)