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The Imitation Game Director Defends Film’s Absence Of Gay Sex Scenes

THE IMITATION GAME

“It was not because we were afraid it would offend anybody. If I … had this thing about a straight character, I would never have a sex scene to prove that he’s heterosexual. If I have a gay character in a movie, I need to have a sex scene in it — just to prove that he’s gay?”

I’m not shying away from it. His whole relationship, how he falls in love and the importance of him being a gay man, was all about secrecy.

He had some sexual partners, but it was few and far between. The only reason to have a sex scene in the film would be to satisfy critics who feels that every gay character needs to have a gay sex scene.”

— Morten Tyldum, Oscar-nominated director of The Imitation Game, defending his film in a Vanity Fair interview agains critics who said the film should have show same-sex love scenes.