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Stonewall star Jeremy Irvine opens up about his first gay sex scene

Stonewall star Jeremy Irvine opens up about his first gay sex scene

When it comes to gay sex scenes on film, Jeremy Irvine was a virgin.

But in the upcoming film Stonewall, the historical drama about the 1969 Stonewall Riots, the British actor’s character becomes romantically and passionately involved with a gay activist played by Jonathan Rhys Myers.

‘It was my first gay sex scene in a film, and hey, to be honest, if you’re gonna do it, Jonathan Rhys Myers is not a bad choice,’ Irvine tells PrideSource.

The 25-year-old actor had done only one other sex scene on film before and it was with a female.

‘I’m pretty green to all that,’ he says. ‘And Jonathan obviously did The Tudors, and so he said, “Just relax. I used to do, like, 10 of these a day.” So he was very cool. He took my hand. Took me through it.’

Director Roland Emmerich adds: ‘Jonathan totally took charge’ and says of Irvine: ‘Oh my God was he nervous.’

Irvine has been getting a lot of other attention for his role and it hasn’t been about the sex scenes.

After the first trailer for the film was unveiled last month, Emmerich was accused of ‘whitewashing’ and revolving the movie around the fictional white, cisgender male protagonist played by Irvine.

Subsequent trailers and featurettes (see below) have focused on other characters in the film to help quell the outcry.

Stonewall hits theaters in the US on 25 September.