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Daniel Radcliffe set to portray gay poet Allen Ginsberg in new film

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  1. I hate Daniel Radcliffe I don’t think he can act!! I’ll give him a chance to redeem himself in this though cos it will probably be an interesting story even with him.

    1. Jock S. Trap 16 Dec 2011, 9:00am

      Fair enough, Hamish.

  2. Its time you came out Daniel…..or has he…

    1. Pat Williams 28 Apr 2012, 3:17pm

      I saw an interview when he was fifteen, just after making Goblet of Fire, where he spoke of his crush on Natalie Portman and another young actress. Dan makes it clear that if he were gay, he would be out of the closet. So take him at his word.

  3. It’s nice to see a straight man show such strong support for the gay community, I wish others were as comfortable and supportive with us as Daniel is.

    1. I totally agree, and I wish people would stop with the ‘he must be gay’ nonsense – it’s just going to put other non-gay people off being publicly sympathetic.

      1. Absolutely – because that’s the response many supportive straight people get: “What? Are you gay or something?”

        I appreciate Daniel Radcliffe’s support, and the fact that he continues to support LGBT people even though in doing so he’s attracting remarks about himself.

    2. He also has a razor sharp and brilliant sense of humor when interviewed!

  4. Daniel can do no wrong in my eyes! It is so refreshing that a young straight actor is advocating social justice and pursuing roles that are challenging and varied. What a brave and fabulous performance in ‘Equus’ and I cannot wait to see him play Ginsberg. Great a Brit got the role because so many young American actors would be too scared to play anyone at all interesting! So over the ‘Arnies’ Of Hollywoood. Beef with little else!

  5. Radcliffe as Ginsberg? I think not. I mean the guy wasy fat and pretty ugly. This goes way out of line…even for Hollyweed. Not all of us gay men are attractive. About the only thing Radcliffe has in common with this guy is the gay part.

    1. Sorry for the typo.

    2. It’s called acting. Also, Ginsberg was not fat and pretty ugle when he was young.

    3. LesbianLass 3 Dec 2011, 11:29pm

      Ever read ‘Howl’? Allen Ginsberg wrote amazing poetry which is loved around the world. I too love his work. Are we all obsessed with appearance now? the man didn’t need to be the best looking man alive. He’s still better than all of the attention seeking ‘glamourous’ celebrities we have now who receive all of the press, even after his death he is still better, why? because he actually brought something!.

    4. Does it really go out of line? Does Daniel Radcliffe have to be a clone of Ginsberg to portray him? If you want a historical recreation perhaps.

      To many of us we may only know the name or his work, yet have absolutely no perception of his physical appearances.

      Daniel Radcliffe is demonstrating his break free ability by becoming a fine and talented actor who can has the ability to be diverse and choose the body of his work outside the mainstream box office. By playing a diversity of significant roles well and with passion would attract me to the any production he is in. On the other hand were he to be fat and ugly as you describe Ginsberg… perhaps not!

  6. Jock S. Trap 16 Dec 2011, 8:58am

    Good for Daniel… willing to stand up for us and play parts some wouldn’t.

    A credit of an actor worthy of fans regardless if your a fan of his work.

  7. I think this is awesome! :3 It’s pretty cool that straight people support gay rights. :D

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