Daniel Radcliffe has recently had a real eye for interesting projects, and he largely set that tone with “Kill Your Darlings,” a look at the early days of Beat Generation icons, like Allen Ginsberg. The film addressed Ginsberg’s relationship with another man, Lucien Carr, played by Dane DeHaan.
In an exclusive deleted scene from the upcoming Blu-ray release on March 18, we see Ginsberg’s classmates harassing him about his sexuality. He stands up for himself, but takes a punch in the process.
MTV News spoke with Radcliffe a number of times about the role, including during Sundance 2013, where it debuted. Even then, he anticipated controversy around the film.
“It’s interesting that it’s deemed shocking,” he said. “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.”
Of course, what made all of the controversy even more ridiculous was that he had appeared nude in a theatrical production years before. What could be so bad about a little sex scene?
“What weirded me out the most last night was people were asking me all these questions about the gay sex scenes. I was like, ’You know I did ’Equus’? ” Radcliffe laughed. “Some people are asking me questions like this is a more shocking subject, which is so strange.”
“Kill Your Darlings” hits Blu-ray and DVD on March 18.