Wednesday, December 07, 2016

Harry Potter is Circumcised, And Other Stories

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There's a terrific piece over at Vulture today that talks to ten different movie directors about what it was like to shoot some of their most famous sex scenes - Paul Verhoeven talks Showgirls! Park Chan-wook talks The Handmaiden! Mary Harron talks American Psycho! - and there are all sorts of details I'd never heard before that they share; I hugely recommend checking it out. But this being MNPP I figured I had to share this tidbit of what Kill Your Darlings director John Krokidas had to say about shooting that film's lovingly extensive gay sex scene with Daniel Radcliffe:

"Dan had no issue with doing the scene whatsoever. His only question was, "Just so I know, how naked do you want me to be … movie-naked, or Equus-naked?" I said, "I hate when people block sex scenes in order to play hide-the-genitalia — that feels so forced. So let's just block it, and if it falls into frame, we'll shoot it." But then I remember going, "Oh shit: You're British, and Allen Ginsberg is one of the most famous Jews of the 20th century. On second thought, I don't think we're going to go Equus-naked." And Dan said, "John, my mother's Jewish and I'm circumcised. Play the scene any way you want.” God bless Daniel Radcliffe, he commits to all of his actions."
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