Daniel Radcliffe Discusses The 'Painful' Mechanics Of Gay Sex In 'Kill Your Darlings'
Much has been made of the apparent authenticity of Daniel Radcliffe's gay sex scene in his Allen Ginsberg biopic Kill Your Darlings and Radcliffe has been a champ about answering the seemingly endless stream of questions about it. (At this point we feel like we've seen the scene already and honestly, once the movie comes out what will the poor boy have to talk about?!)
In his latest interview with Flaunt Magazine, Radcliffe speaks about the specificity of sex between men, saying:
I don’t think there’s any difference between how one falls in love. People express love differently, person to person, but it’s not gender or sexuality related. The only difference it made was obviously the actual sex scene, of course… I was talked through it by the director. He would be telling me what I would be feeling in each take. Basically, gay sex, especially for the first time, is really f**king painful. And [Krokidas] said that he had never seen that portrayed accurately on film before. He wanted it to look like an authentic loss of virginity.
Hmm...we won't delve too deeply into the assertion that "authenticity" equals "pain" when it comes to gay sex and losing one's virginity. That really depends on variety of factors and everyone's different. Our dear Daniel won't know until he tries!
Still, we'd love for you to weigh in on Daniel's comments and the insight provided to him by his Kill Your Darlings director John Krokidas.
And seriously, someone hurry up and show us this scene.
Kill Your Darlings hits theaters in limited release later this week!