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Daniel Radcliffe: Gay sex scene in ‘Kill Your Darlings’ will ‘startle’ fans (photo: Daniel Radcliffe and Dane DeHaan in ‘Kill Your Darlings’) Daniel Radcliffe, 24, has survived Harry Potter. Last year, he starred in the horror thriller The Woman in Black, a major sleeper hit in the United Kingdom and a moderate one in several other countries, including the United States and Mexico. Radcliffe’s next release is the John Krokidas-directed drama Kill Your Darlings, in which the (former) bespectacled Harry Potter plays bespectacled gay poet Allen Ginsberg — whose sexually daring poem "Howl" resulted in charges of obscenity in 1957. And of course, when it came to gay sex, Ginsberg did more than just write poems. And that’s where Daniel Radcliffe will do some unHarry Potterish on-screen business. ‘Kill Your Darlings’ gay sex scene “I felt like I was breaking new ground," Daniel Radcliffe is quoted as saying in Total Film. »

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