Daniel Radcliffe Lets His Bush Grow Wild


Daniel Radcliffe says he won't have to alter his grooming habits much for his new role as gay beat poet Allen Ginsberg in the upcoming film Kill Your Darlings:

"I've just been having a discussion with the guy who's directing my new project. It might have a bit of nudity and he said, 'Just to let you know, if you're getting naked, no landscaping of any kind. This is the 1940s.' I'm pretty much there anyway, mate! Not a huge amount of maintenance going on. I mean, there's a little bit, obviously, for courtesy…This is way too much information, but I don't like girls with nothing down there either. It kind of freaks me out. You have to have something, otherwise it's f—ing creepy."

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  1. gregory brown says

    Everything I rad about DR makes me think he’s a decent, straightforward and bright young man. There’s no need to feel “pervy” about finding him sexy.

    One thing: it’s a long time since I’ve seen the shots from EQUUS, but I think I recall a foreskin. Playing Ginsberg uncut would be a stretch (as it were) factually and impolite. I suppose there are cosmetic/prosthetic solutions. I know actors do many things to their bodies to prep for a role, but there are limits. Does anybody recall the state of DR’s prepuce? (And this line of query might seem pervy, indeed).

  2. gregory brown says

    Thanks to alejandro and andrew. I hadn’t looked so closely into DR’s bio as to see he’s Jewish.

    Unless there are specific health/hygiene or religious reasons for pubic shaving, I think it’s merely a surrender to somebody’s idea of aestehtics that’s gone off the rail. If the Smooth Twink is the ideal look for a 40 year old, no wonder the Xters mistake us for pedophiles.

    And yes blaine, things were slow on the uptake. However, it is directly related to the original story., hard to avoid altogether.

  3. jack says

    If I had to be naked on stage in a possibly cold theater, in front of an audience, you can bet i would have done some grooming. You know what I mean guys? But, mabye the gods were more generous to Daniel than to me.

  4. jack says

    Response to post by Billy. How do you know that “most” straight guys shave bare and that gay guys just trim? WOW! Your “social” life must be fantastic!

  5. peterparker says

    Men have pubic hair. Pre-pubescent boys don’t have pubic hair.

    I think it looks disturbing and decidedly unsexy when a grown man shaves his pubic hair. It makes them look like a 12 year old boy, and that is gross.

    I’ve noticed in the last few years that all the straight male porn stars either shave bare or trim so close it might as well be bare. And all my straight male friends say they shave it all off too. And they cite the fact that straight girls have told them they prefer it bare because then they don’t get pubes in their mouth when they go down on them. I say, “Honey, it’s a MAN. Of course you’re gonna get pubic hair in your mouth from time to time. DEAL WITH IT!”

    Sadly, I’ve noticed the hairless (or shaved so close it might as well be hairless) look is creeping into gay porn and into the pics of gay guys on hookup sites. Thankfully, I haven’t encountered too much of it in person.

    I totally wish the shaving craze would die a quick and painful death.

  6. antisaint says

    Hm. I actually saw Equus , and while his penis wasn’t exactly the focal point during his nude scene, it was uncircumcised. I was thinking the same thing as gregory when I saw the post.

    FYI the “Publicity” shots of Dan from Equus featuring him completely naked were fake, so you couldn’t go by that.

  7. gregory brown says

    Of course shaving as opposed to trimming is entirely a matter of personal choice, whether for comfort or any other reason. But my own take is is it certainly doesn’t enhance the appearance of, say, some of the men featured in SilverDaddies.

    And I’ve always maintained that straight men can be so queer sometimes, not in a positive sense.

  8. gregory brown says

    I checked some bio sites and found that DR has “Jewish background”. His mother is Jewish, which would make him Jewish according custom and Law. But the family is described as secular. So DR may not have been circumcised as initiation into the religious community.

    Aside from wanting to have a historical person portrayed accurately, I’m not concerned with the state of Danny’s hang. If he’s happy with it, grand. The fact that I think he’s a decent actor willing to take on some diverse roles, and has expressed political/ethical opinions i agree with, is more important to me.

  9. Billy says

    Jack you see A LOT of stuff when your in college. And of course it seems every straight guy has taken a pic of his junk, and it always ends up on the internet. 95% of the time they are completely bare down there.

  10. Allen G fan says

    Forget about his penis which you’re probably not going to see anyway — I just hope he can do a New York Jewish accent. The last thing I want to hear is Allen Ginsberg sounding like Andrew Sullivan.

    If I remember correctly Jeff Goldblum played Allen Ginsberg a long time ago and he physically resembled the young AG. Daniel not so much.

  11. Jeff in NC says

    The thing that I love about this man, besides his sexy adorableness (and if that makes me pervy – so be it; but he is an adult now) is that he is so natural and comfortable in his own skin. He just SEEMS SO REAL.
    He’s also a champion of the gay community.
    He, along with his parents, have nurtured a beautiful human being.
    It would be rather disturbing to discover otherwise.

  12. Skooter McGoo says

    I remember seeing Daniel in Equus a couple of years ago and he is uncut. Even though he’s not a tall man he doesn’t seem to be lacking in the size department either. He’s just as sexy hot with all his clothes off as he is when dressed. I’d certainly let him lap a butter beer in my bed any time.

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