Why Daniel Radcliffe Didn't Manscape for Gay Sex Scenes

By: Brandon Voss
9.11.2013

If you notice Daniel Radcliffe looking particularly lean and hairy as Beat poet Allen Ginsberg in the upcoming true-crime drama Kill Your Darlings, don't think he's just gotten lazy.

The Harry Potter star and outspoken LGBT ally is playing his first gay character and has his first gay sex scene in the film, which debuted at Sundance and officially opens Oct. 18 in limited release. At the Toronto International Film Festival, out director John Krokidas chats with Daily Xtra about that buzzworthy sex scene, which he believes they "got right for cinematic history."

In an attempt to stay true to the natural body types of the 1940s, John told Dan and his costars to stay away from the gym and personal trimmers: "Let it be what it is."

He also reads straight director Ang Lee for the unbelievable gay sex scene in Brokeback Mountain.

Watch the brief interview below.

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