Daniel Radcliffe Isn’t Harry Potter Anymore So He’s Allowed To Do Sex Scenes Now, Okay?

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Apparently everyone at the Sundance Film Festival is clutching their pearls in horror over Daniel Radcliffe‘s explicit sex scenes in his new film, Kill Your Darlings.  I don't get what the big deal is, I mean he's already portrayed a Satanic warlock in a series of films that goes against pretty much everyone's morality, so… yeah.  Gay sex and masturbating on film seems like the natural next step.

“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. 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.”

I'm assuming that everyone who has seen this film and had an abhorrent reaction to it might not be aware that he's acting.  Or that he's not really Harry Potter.  Or that people have sex.  Gay people, straight people, curved people, squiggly people… they all have sex at some point. I find it hard to believe that anyone attending a famous film festival would be easily offended, but perhaps it is odd seeing a Hogwarts alum bopping his baloney? I'm not certain.  Ugh, I totally blame our country's pearl-clutching tendencies on the Puritans.

I digress.  When MTV asked Harry, er, Daniel, about shooting the scandalous sex scenes, Daniel said that there wasn't really time to feel awkward, because they shot the whole thing in about an hour.  Which, in my opinion, is pretty unrealistic sexually but hey, I'm not the director.

“You just kind of had to get it done. I'm trying to avoid using phrasing that could slip into innuendo!”

Oh Daniel Radcliffe, you cheeky monkey!  You make me want to slip under an invisibility cloak and have a little fun.

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