Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Harry Potter Is Nude!

Here are some publicity stills from Daniel Radcliffe's upcoming appearance in the West End revival of "Equus." Good heavens. Between this show and his hilarious turn on "Extras" (where Radcliffe tried to sully up his squeaky clean image), Radcliffe begins to indicate he might just have a life beyond Harry Potter after all. (MY pick for the kid with the best future has always been Hermione's Emma Watson. I am a bit bemused by the comments of parents who object to Radcliffe doing this play, which contains frontal nudity. It is of course an acclaimed classic, hardly a teen sex comedy where the nudity is gratuitious and just meant to tittilate. Do they think Radcliffe must forever appear in shows that are only appropriate for little children? And frankly, any high school student who goes to "Equus" for the naughty bits will be like those kids who went to French films thinking they'd see a lot of nudity. They went for the smut and came out blown away by "La Dolce Vita" or "Jules & Jim." It'll be the best thing that ever happened to them.

NOTE: More pics to peruse.


Ed Sikov said...

I'm obsessed with these pictures.

Michael in New York said...

Who needs a lightning shaped scar on their forehead when they've been working out? Not Daniel, obviously. I've never seen Equus. Is it good?