Gay-related films starring Daniel
Radcliffe, James Franco and Jonathan Groff are set to premier at the
Sundance Film Festival, which kicked off on Thursday.
Franco will premiere Interior.
Leather Bar, which recreates supposed deleted gay sex scenes from
the 1980 film Cruising starring Al Pacino.
Franco stars as himself opposite Val
Lauren (Help, True Love). Director Travis Matthews, the
director of the gay art film I Want Your Love, which includes
graphic sex, told gay glossy The Advocate that Franco
“interprets” Pacino's character in the film.
Groff, who is gay, stars in C.O.G.,
which is based on a short story by openly gay author David Sedaris.
Director John Krokidas' thriller Kill
Your Darlings has Daniel Radcliffe (Harry Potter) tackling
his first gay role as beat generation poet Allen Ginsberg.
Radcliffe told gay glossy Out
that the film's gay love scenes left him and co-star Dane DeHaan
“There was no discomfort,”
Radcliffe said. “There have been moments when Dane, the object of
my affection in the film, and I did start giggling.”
Also premiering at the Park City, Utah
festival are documentaries exploring the politics of the band Pussy
Riot and former New Jersey Governor Jim McGreevy's journey from
closeted politician to openly gay priest. Plus an animated short
from John Cameron Mitchell (Hedwig and the Angry Inch).