Daniel Radcliffe premieres controversial scenes in Kill Your Darlings at Sundance 2013

The Harry Potter star has always been comfortable with divisive roles, such as the nude scenes in Equus in 2008. His newest film, Kill Your Darlings, has people talking.

Daniel Radcliffe, by contrast, has no major scandals to his name, and bares no body parts that wouldn’t be visible on any public beach. But, with his performance in Kill Your Darlings as a young Allen Ginsberg, Radcliffe takes on an entirely different set of taboos. Plenty of male actors have passionately kissed male co-stars in films, as Radcliffe and the excellent Dane DeHaan do here, but it’s hard to recall a Hollywood star as famous as this one simulating the act of homosexual lovemaking this explicitly — knees in the air, lover on top of him — or this vulnerably.

Radcliffe, for his part, is simply shrugging off questions about his gay-sex scene. “It was something new,” he told a reporter for E! last night. “But you know what, we shot that whole scene in maybe an hour and a half so it was incredibly fast-paced. I didn’t really have time to stop to think and worry about it.”

Personally, I’m glad Daniel took the role, and he will surely be fantastic in it.

Daniel at Sundance

In related news, Daniel was spotted kissing co-star Erin Darke at the festival!

Erin Darke

Source: Huffington Post