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Benedict Cumberbatch On Why There’s No Gay Sex In ‘The Imitation Game’

Benedict Cumberbatch On Why There's No Gay Sex In 'The Imitation Game'

We’ve already made our thoughts on the way gay content is handled in upcoming Alan Turing biopic “The Imitation Game” clear, but now the actor playing Turing has tried to offer an explanation as to why “Game” keeps Turing’s sexuality off screen.

“His sexuality is something contained that is expressed in the film but not shown explicitly. There is no heterosexuality expressed in the film,” Benedict Cumberbatch told NME. “So what we show in his behaviour is sadly true to his story. He had to suppress his sexuality, make it private, make it something secret. When he talks about his sexuality in the film it shows his complete honesty, guilelessness, innocence. He was aware of the risks but at the same time wasn’t willing to cave in to the intolerance and potential permutations of confessing such a thing. Some people own him as martyr or as standard-bearer for a cause. I think he was just very true to himself, which is a form of martyrdom, but he didn’t make a political statement out of it.”

Here’s our rebuttal (which is notably full of spoilers but this is a biopic). 

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