“It’s shocking by the sheer fact that it’s me. Otherwise, it’s entirely unshocking that I’m playing Allen Ginsberg in a film about self and sexual discovery, and there’s a sex scene. As my costar Dane DeHaan said, people are often attracted to each other and people who are attracted to each other often want to have sex. I’m just happy that it’s a well-done scene. [Director] John [Krokidas] had never seen the version of that scene that he wanted: gay sex in a film that felt very real. He wanted to achieve that and he did. It’s also led to friends texting me amusing lines from reviews, which have really made me laugh.. .. One very cool one said something like, ‘The sex scene will probably be called graphic because it’s between two men, but it isn’t.’ Then there was one about the boy wizard having had his knees pinned behind his ears.”
— Daniel Radcliffe, to Esquire’s Logan Hill in a Q&A about his new film Kill Your Darlings, in which he plays a young Allen Ginsberg. The film, directed by John Krokidas, who is gay, premiered at Sundance over the weekend to tremendous buzz.