Daniel Radcliffe thinks Gay Sex is Painful, Plus Other Behind-The-Sex-Scenes Revelations

Daniel Radcliffe thinks Gay Sex is Painful, Plus Other Behind-The-Sex-Scenes Revelations

On-screen sex can be all sorts of hot, even though most of what we see on TV and in film is of the heterosexual variety. There’s a craft involved in making the finished product seem to drip off the screen, and good sex scenes can be masterful storytelling.

But it’s another story entirely for the actors and actresses shooting the scenes. It’s almost reminiscent of first-time experiences — awkward, fumbling, uncomfortable.

Here’s a rundown of some of our favorite actors discussing getting down during a hard day’s work:

Jamie Dornan on the upcoming 50 Shades of Gray1 screen sex“Your dignity is intact as much as it’s all tucked away in a little flesh-coloured bag… As a guy you put all your essentials in a little bag and you tie it up like a little bag of grapes and it’s tucked away.”

Neil Patrick Harris on Gone Girl2 screen sex‘We had to rehearse the sex scene with David [Fincher], like every inch of it — ‘Then you put your mouth on his dick here, and then this number of thrusts, and then you ejaculate.’ He doesn’t want a lot of reinterpretation once you start rolling.’

Daniel Radcliffe on Kill Your Darlings3 screen sex“I was talked through it by the director [John Krokidas]. He would be telling me what I would be feeling in each take. Basically, gay sex, especially for the first time, is really fucking painful. And he said that he had never seen that portrayed accurately on film before. He wanted it to look like an authentic loss of virginity.”

Jon Hamm on Bridesmaids4 screen sex“It’s like running in the rain. There’s a certain point when you go, ‘Fuck it, I’m already wet. I’m not going to get any less wet, so I might as well just enjoy how this feels.’ I mean, sure, there’s awkwardness about being in a weird flesh-colored thong, bouncing on top of an actress.”

Anna Paquin on True Blood5 screen sex“Maybe it should be weird, simulating sex with your husband in front of people? But it’s really not. When it’s a love scene with someone you actually love, there’s no feeling like, ‘Can I touch him here? Can I touch him there?’ You know what your boundaries are — or what they aren’t, I suppose.”

Michael Douglas on Behind The Candelabra6 screen sex“The hardest thing about sex scenes is that everybody is a judge. I don’t know the last time you murdered somebody or blew anyone’s brains out, but everyone has had sex and probably this morning, which means everyone has an opinion on how it should be done.”

Dave Franco on Neighborsdave franco nude Neighbors“It was my first real sex scene where I show my butt. You’re not going to have that reaction when you see it on the big screen. It was nerve-wracking. I was pretty nervous. I met the girl the day before, and she was beautiful and very sweet. But it’s awkward. You meet each other and then you’re grinding. You don’t even know her name … barely.”

Jake Gyllenhaal on Love and Other Drugs8 screen sex“I’ve had a pretty illustrious career at this point, but the hardest thing has been pretending to be turned on by Anne Hathaway. And I pride myself on really having pulled it off.”

Bradley Cooper on Wet Hot American Summer9 screen sex“I remember saying, ‘What if we wear tube socks, and I’ll go up on the wall, and you’ll come from behind me.’ And I said in the scene, ‘Say my name,’ and Michael says, ‘Ben!’ And I say, ‘No! Say my Christian name,’ and he whispers, ‘Benjamin,’ and that’s when I came.”

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  1. Absalom
    January 10, 04:21 Reply

    Sooooo… Jake Gylenhaal is saying he was more turned on by Heath Ledger than Anne Hathaway, huh? *nodding slowly*

    • pinkpanthertb
      January 10, 04:24 Reply

      Hahahahahahaa!!! I did think that his comment was weird too. Unless of course he’s saying he sees Hathaway as a sister. 😀

    • Deola
      January 10, 07:51 Reply

      Or maybe he doesn’t find anne hathaway attractive, he wouldn’t be the first.
      And it was Heath Ledger, i know he is late *sobs*, but the dude was beautiful!!!! Anyone would be turned on by Heath.

      • pinkpanthertb
        January 10, 07:53 Reply

        I saw that dig at Hathaway. lol. Deola, you are certainly hell-bound.

      • Deola
        January 10, 08:09 Reply

        Dig?? Me ke??? I am innocent oh!!!
        PS. I Still love you Anne. Kisses.

      • Absalom
        January 10, 09:21 Reply

        Deola, Heath Ledger used to be my wank factor after I saw The Patriot. *sniff-sniff*

      • Deola
        January 10, 12:06 Reply

        Absie, I didnt watch The Patriot until 2009, but Heath still made me feel things. Damn!

  2. Handsomely Inclined
    January 10, 05:08 Reply

    @Pinky,abeg no vex ooo..with this your sharing so….its very painful for the first trial..

    This stuff is really putting a lot of fear for some of us * virgin marys*oooo

    Good you are sharing this with us so that we will be getting ready for the day…

    • Mercury
      January 10, 11:29 Reply

      Honey give it a rest already, do it if you must or let it go….you’ll never know if you don’t try, so quit looking for validation from us, it really won’t do anything for you…..*RMFE, at the whole virgin Mary bit*, that lip-gloss is soooooo not glossy anymore.

      • Mercury
        January 10, 11:30 Reply

        Kisses hun……no shade intended.

    • Brian Collins
      January 10, 08:28 Reply

      I have to hmm right there with you bro. BIA, handsomely inclined even QUEEN ELIZA in all her glory and royalty cannot still be a virgin. Pls be ready already, don’t die a vurgen

  3. Max
    January 10, 05:38 Reply

    I’ve read about actors reactions to sex scenes. A lot of them feel awkward and weird at first.. I enjoyed seeing Daniel Radcliffe being humped in kill your darlings. He played it out well .

  4. Ace
    January 10, 06:07 Reply

    Wait oh! Is wet hot American summer a gay movie?

    Things people do on the job. Naija sef wan start to join with their black and stretch marked asses.

    • pinkpanthertb
      January 10, 06:14 Reply

      ‘Things people do on the job.’
      That sounds like scorn. *arching brow*

      • Ace
        January 10, 14:33 Reply

        Not at all. Just an observation.

  5. Mr Kassy
    January 10, 06:19 Reply

    Pinky goodmorning.Pls can u help me with a site where I can download gaythemed movies. Not porn ooooo! Cos I don watch gay porn tire*dennis r u still writing?Nawaooo!*

      • Max
        January 10, 06:58 Reply

        Will send the link to Pinky.. Hope you have a lot of bandwidth…

  6. trystham
    January 10, 06:21 Reply

    He got the right of it. It IS painful. No strong shit, no foreplay and no amount of lube will prepare you for an anal invasion. It gets better the sluttier u get

  7. chestnut
    January 10, 07:02 Reply

    Wait o… So, little “Harry Potter” has felt the the magic in someone else’s wand? (Hehehe…I’m sorry;it was right in front of me)…
    And Bradley Cooper too, *tsk tsk*…why haven’t I heard about these movies?

    • pinkpanthertb
      January 10, 07:03 Reply

      You haven’t heard about Kill My Darlings? Lawd! I’ve been following Daniel Radcliffe’s career since Harry Potter wrapped. The movie didnt take my breath away, but his performance was incredible.

      • chestnut
        January 10, 07:44 Reply

        Wait, “harry Potter” has wrapped? Hian! U ppl should sew a LASTMA trench-coat for me.lol.
        Deola, a “versatile actor…”? I see what u did there; continu… And did u just refer to lil Harry as a “Man”? Chai! Time flies o!

      • Absalom
        January 10, 09:25 Reply

        My goodness, Chestnut, you’re worse than me in this LASTMA business oh!

    • Deola
      January 10, 07:27 Reply

      *Hands Lastma jacket to chestnut*
      Daniel Radcliffe happens to be a very versatile actor(hehehe), he’s career choices after Harry Potter haven’t been huge box office hits but they’ve shown the audience that he has range and isn’t scared of taking risks. I mean the man was completely nude in Eqqus and that was on fucking broadway in front of a live audience!!!
      Its only a matter of time before he gets another record breaking blockbuster role.

      • Colossus
        January 10, 08:37 Reply

        Have you watched horns? Another great acting by him

      • Deola
        January 10, 11:22 Reply

        Yes Colossus, i was very impressed by his American accent, the movie wasn’t too good, but once again he was the only reason it was watchable. Another brilliant performance.

  8. Colossus
    January 10, 07:24 Reply

    Patrick Harris nailed his scene(pun intended) and don’t even get me started on Rosamund Pike. Damn, that movie did absolutely no wrong.
    Daniel Radcliff was spectacular in kill your darlings. His Harry Potter days, he has effectively erased. I watched his sex scene and I was like, “Ok, that portrayal is spot on”

    Jake had no chemistry with Anne. He had it more with Heath in Brokeback mountain. Dude needs to go check himself.

    Back to Gone Girl, OH MY GOD!!!!!! That is essentially the movie of 2014. Not that I did not know how it would all play out since I’ve read the book but the portrayals by the actors, OH MY GOD!!!!!
    Ok, let me stop talking, this is not a movie forum.

  9. Chizzie
    January 10, 07:25 Reply

    Has anyone seen that Behind The Candelabra movie? i think the gay sex scenes were pretty much spot on as far as mainstream tv is concerned, especially compared to HTGAWM. I roll my eyes each time they try to make gay sex seem so spontaneous and easy in that series. Gay sex for one is NEVER spontaneous, you have to douche and wash your bum very thoroughly, and I’m pretty certain no Top would want to go down on a Btm without first inquiring how clean that place is down there, if ever they decide to be spontaneous, that is

    • Deola
      January 10, 07:31 Reply

      I swear behind the candelabra was spot on. Michael Douglas and Matt Damon gave me LIFE!!!! With their portrayals especially the sex scenes, For two straight married men, they certainly did very well.

      • chestnut
        January 10, 07:50 Reply

        Hian! I need to watch all these movies oooo!

      • Mercury
        January 10, 11:36 Reply

        Yesso, writing a list of movies yo download tonight.

  10. KryxxX
    January 10, 08:17 Reply

    And that was how I floated over this post cos I haven’t seen any of them movies……… Make my LASTMA jacket alongside Chestnut’s in white wit pink trimmings. Am so looking forward to 50Shades though.
    By the way, y simulate sex when they can b paid to do d real deal?.

  11. tobby
    January 10, 10:13 Reply

    Some of these things said makes it appear like they’re actually having sex, which they aren’t, rightt?

    • Absalom
      January 10, 10:47 Reply

      Well…you saw what Mr. Radcliffe said about pain…

      • pinkpanthertb
        January 10, 12:27 Reply

        Lol. Absalom, stop.
        Tobby, the sex is simulated. Not actual.

      • Deola
        January 10, 14:40 Reply

        Lol. Absalom you’re such a trouble maker.
        Tobby like pinky said the sex isnt real its simulated when you see the men nude, they are usually wearing a tube sock or a small bag of some sort to cover up their penis. The butts arent even theirs sometimes. They belong to body doubles. So when there is sex scene there isnt any actual penetration.

        If they were having real sex they would be no different from pornstars would they??

  12. alexanda
    January 10, 12:28 Reply

    hell yeah….fucking hurts, dat foolish hrt breaker of a top i met almost killed me d first time…ewwwwww, i ended up bck in my school all sore assed…but wat did i get…??? nofin all just a waste of time,pain nd blood. Damn!!!” him he’ll die if he has to. pardon me dat was a curse lol

    • pinkpanthertb
      January 10, 12:32 Reply

      Lol. This one pain you o.
      But wait o, when you say you got nothing and how it was all a waste, what did you mean? What were you expecting for the sex? 🙂

      • Chuck
        January 10, 12:39 Reply

        Maybe he was looking for ATM. They done fucked you good, lol

    • Absalom
      January 10, 13:41 Reply

      Alexanda, lmao. You’re so funny! Sorry, dear. I hope you’re better now. These stories of people bleeding seriously during anal sex – I guess I’m one of the lucky ones.

    • Colossus
      January 10, 15:18 Reply

      Almost killed you the first time? So what happened the second time? Took it like a pro?

  13. Ace
    January 10, 14:39 Reply

    People don watch films sha! I just dey lag behind. And this bit about LASTMA jacket, is that some new expression for not being aware of something?

    • Deola
      January 10, 14:48 Reply

      Yes Dear, it also means finding out about something long after it comes out.

      BTW where is B.A.D??? E don tey since I see am.

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