— Fri, Jul 28, 2006 —

Stop scouring homoerotic Harry Potter fan fiction for just a minute and start planning an early 2007 trip to London, cause you're not gonna want to miss Daniel Radcliffe's nudie booty on stage. Not since last week's Dakota Fanning announcement have pedophiles had so much to celebrate. Wow, those were probably the creepiest sentences I've ever written. I'll, uh, let Reuters tell you the rest:

Harry Potter star Daniel Radcliffe will strip off for his London stage debut as a psychologically disturbed stable boy in "Equus".

The 17-year-old, currently making the fifth Harry Potter film, will star alongside Richard Griffiths, who plays his grumpy uncle in the wizard sagas.

Radcliffe will play Alan Strang, a stable boy who is interviewed by a psychiatrist after he blinds six horses with a metal spike. In Peter Shaffer's controversial play, the role requires the actor to ride naked on his horse.

"This is an extraordinary play and, yes, there is a scene of nudity in it, but that's not what the play is about," said Radcliffe's publicist Vanessa Davies.

As was pointed out by reader Cieran who sent this story in, Harry looks a bit like a "ventriliquist doll version of himself" or, as I see it, old-timey Dracula in this photo, which makes thinking about his naked teenage body draped over a horse about a billion times more nauseating.


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EWWWW! I have no desire to see this.

said: Rhiannon on July 28, 2006 6:57 PM

Great, Harry Potter naked AND in Equus! Uncomfortable and unconvincing! WooHoo! At least Fanning can act.

Seriously, you gotta feel bad for the 24-year old struggling actor dragged into playing the horse straddled by Radcliffe in the infamous 'riding scene'. Bareback, mind you.
The things you'll do for an equity card.

I 'm not sure whether the production will be charged with acts of gross indencency or cruelty towards animals.

said: Sonia Jay on July 28, 2006 11:02 PM

he's quite disturbing-looking........and what's with all these movie actors (does radcliffe even qualify as an "actor"??) wandering over to the stage? *rolls eyes*

said: hannah on July 29, 2006 1:09 AM

The worst part? A legitimate actor probably lost out on this role becuase he wasn't Harry Potter/actually had talent.

said: Sonia Jay on July 29, 2006 12:29 PM

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