Looking very dapper there Daniel Radcliffe. The actor looks oh so handsome in a photoshoot for Flaunt magazine with photographer Adam Whitehead. However things do get quite surreal in some of the photos.
Speaking to the magazine, Daniel talked about what it means to transform into a young gay man in love, a profoundly influential one at that, for his role as beat poet Allen Ginsberg in his new, independent, film Kill Your Darlings.
Here are some highlights from the interview below.
On shooting a gay sex scene:
“I don’t think there’s any difference between how one falls in love. People express love differently, person to person, but it’s not gender or sexuality related. The only difference it made was obviously the actual sex scene, of course… I was talked through it by the director. He would be telling me what I would be feeling in each take. Basically, gay sex, especially for the first time, is really fucking painful. And [director John Krokidas] said that he had never seen that portrayed accurately on film before. He wanted it to look like an authentic loss of virginity.”
On the United States:
“The thing I’ve learned from spending time in America is that the fatal mistake is to consider it to be one country, or to tar any particular region with one brush. America has such a strong conformist character that the counter culture that arises from it is all the more vibrant – that goes all the way from Ginsberg to Nirvana… actually, ever since the 1920s onward.”
Launch the gallery to see more pics from Flaunt, and make sure to read the full interview at Flaunt.com.