Daniel Radcliffe talks about gay love scenes
Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe has hit back at accusations that his gay love scenes in the new movie Kill Your Darlings are shocking, branding the controversy surrounding the film ‘strange.’
The 23-year-old actor portrays late gay beat poet Allen Ginsberg and engages in several homosexual love scenes during the 1944-set movie.
Daniel has long been a vocal supporter of gay rights and has worked closely with the Trevor Project, a non-profit organisation focused on crisis support and suicide prevention for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning youths – and he's baffled by the furore surrounding the movie.
‘It's interesting that it's deemed shocking. For me, there's something very strange about that because we see straight sex scenes all the time,’ he says. ‘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.’