Harry Potter and the Raunchy Sex Scene

Nick Glunt

Yes, you read that title right. As I read online in several articles, rumors are abound of what David Yates, the director of the fifth through eighth Harry Potter films, calls a “very sexy” scene in his nearest film, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part One.”

I’m not going to create any spoilers for any blasphemous Harry Potter fan who hasn’t read the books. Instead, I’ll talk generally in terms I hope true fans will understand.

Apparently, this scene is going to happen where a relic of “He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named” tortures Ron Weasley with images of the love of his life picking Harry Potter over him. You know what scene I’m talking about.

Now, we all know that when J.K. Rowling wrote the books, she was writing for young people. Thus, she was forced into desexualizing her characters.

But come on. Everyone knows what was going on behind the words of those books. They’re a bunch of teenagers forced to live together without supervision, occasionally able to access the dorms of the other sex. Let’s be honest. There was all kinds of stuff going on.

But isn’t that awkward to think about? I’m not trying to be a perv when I talk about that — instead, I want you to realize how weird it is to summon mental images of our favorite boy wizard involved in nude, sensual scenes.

Daniel Radcliffe, the actor who portrays Potter on screen, starred recently in the play “Equus,” where he had at least one nude scene. Radcliffe and all the other actors have the right to play whatever character they want to play. As an actor, I’d hate to be known only for my role in what can be viewed as children’s movies.

However, Yates adding this scene into the new movie is completely uncalled for, if it proves to be more than mere rumor. No one wants to see Harry Potter using his magic wand for more than magic spells.

Aspects of previous books were removed from the movies to make them shorter and more straightforward. The entire point of Yates splitting the final book of the series into a two-part movie was so he could make the movies as true to the book as possible.

Adding in this scene, no matter how sexual it is, would defeat the purpose of making these movies true to the book. Plus, it’s effing weirder than Dumbledore’s relationship with teenage Potter.

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