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Watch: Ben Barnes and Ben Chaplin Hot Wet Kiss in Dorian Gray


In a preview clip from the forthcoming Oscar Wilde adaptation Dorian Gray, Ben Barnes and Ben Chaplin demonstrate the prelude to a...


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  1. I had no idea this was in the works. Well-played. Hot, even.

    Posted by: Joseph | Dec 30, 2009 3:18:43 AM

  2. Ay que ricooooo

    Posted by: Ventura | Dec 30, 2009 3:34:05 AM

  3. Ben Barnes is hot!

    Posted by: bluecandyboy | Dec 30, 2009 3:40:13 AM

  4. I have this movie, but have not gotten around to watching it yet.

    Posted by: Critifur | Dec 30, 2009 4:15:05 AM

  5. I watched this a few days ago. A pity the homoerotic elements go no further than this scene and an implied sexual encounter covered over with segue to (cough) snake-charmer.

    Posted by: Mike | Dec 30, 2009 4:19:54 AM

  6. ben barnes is beautiful.

    Posted by: nic | Dec 30, 2009 5:03:50 AM

  7. Really disappointing adaptation. An oddly heterosexual interpretation of the story - he only goes gay either to get his way or to show the level of depravity to which he's sunk. And Ben Barnes isn't my idea of attractive either.

    Posted by: Peter Rivendell | Dec 30, 2009 6:29:43 AM

  8. not impressed with the kiss, or how fast that guy gets down on his knees when it's supposed to be a big no no in that society...

    Posted by: Eduardo Guize | Dec 30, 2009 7:03:58 AM

  9. Peter Rivendell is right. Have seen it and it's a VERY HETRO adaptation. Actually the above is the ONLY gay scene. The rest of the movie is Dorian smoking opium, schumpling girls, and killing poeople. Its a very well made pretty movie though. But as far as adaptaion. 6 on a scale of 10.

    Posted by: Wolf | Dec 30, 2009 8:04:25 AM

  10. Have you read the book? There's no real gay sex in the book, so to complain about a "hetero" interpretation means the movie is probably faithful to the book. What do you want, Victorian porn? This is as close as you'll get!

    I liked the scene (without the sound particularly).

    Posted by: WizardBoy | Dec 30, 2009 9:38:21 AM

  11. Actually the version of the book that we all know of today is expurgated. Wilde's original version was far more explicit about Teh Ghey.

    A few years back there was a mmodern dress adaptation that was quite good. In it the 'portrait" was a video installation rather than a painted canvas.

    In any event I'm looking forward to this version.

    Does anybody remmeber the one that starred Helmut Berger?

    Posted by: David Ehrenstein | Dec 30, 2009 9:44:56 AM

  12. Oscar Wilde didn't write the screenplay, but wishes he did now.

    Posted by: S. | Dec 30, 2009 10:10:30 AM

  13. i remember the helmut berger version, but mostly the stunning helmut berger. oy, what a beauty.

    Posted by: jack | Dec 30, 2009 10:24:22 AM

  14. Yummy. Prince Caspian. Chaplin has a slight resemblance to Antonio Banderas. I started the movie two days ago and turned it off because it was too slow moving then saw the clip above and wante dto check out the kiss. I love a sexy man on man kiss. We just don't see enough of 'em. :-)

    Posted by: OS2guy | Dec 30, 2009 10:48:31 AM

  15. Looks bad.

    Posted by: David | Dec 30, 2009 10:48:57 AM

  16. i liked Ben Barnes in "Stardust"

    cute guy

    Posted by: steve | Dec 30, 2009 11:03:01 AM

  17. Yumm, Ben Chaplin. David E. is right though, the original version of Dorian Grey, which appeared in a literary magazine, is more specifically gay.

    For aficionados of the story, you can also check out Will Self's delightfully (and still sadly) debauched, "Dorian".

    Posted by: David R. | Dec 30, 2009 12:02:31 PM

  18. I know that there are a lot of homosexual undertones in the book, but BASIL? No. Basil cannot ever have any actual sexual fulfillment from Dorian. If this were one of the many characters that we know are too ashamed to hang around with Dorian now because he knows something they did, that would work fabulously. I would love if the scientist he gets to dissolve Basil's body were actually afraid of being blackmailed about gay sex, but BASIL? I am taking this off my Netflix. You ruin the character if he ever gets anything back from Dorian for his admiration.

    Posted by: Amy | Dec 31, 2009 12:14:34 PM

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