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Cumberbatch: 'I'm glad there was no gay sex in 'The Imitation Game'

2014-11-27
(Benedict Cumberbatch has revealed that he is "glad" there were no gay sex scenes in The Imitation Game. The critically-acclaimed biopic stars Cumberbatch as World War II codebreaker Alan Turing, who played an integral role in defeating Nazi Germany after solving the Enigma Code. Turing's homosexuality later lead to him being convicted of "gross indecency" in 1952. He was chemically castrated as an alternative to prison, before committing suicide in 1954. In a new interview, the Sherlock actor argues that including a gay sex scene in the film would have gone "too far." “You're damned if you do and you're damned if you don’t, I’m glad that we didn't," he told The Daily Beast. "There’s many things we tried to get right, and I think it would've been too far, in the first film." "I’m sure there will be other films about Turing that are ‘braver.’ But for bringing this story to a greater audience around the world, I think we gave him a film that he deserved," added the actor. Meanwhile, Cumberbatch's Imitation Game co-star Matthew Goode recently said that including a gay sex scene in the film would have been "risky"  – find out more here. More stories:  Interview: Benedict Cumberbatch talks ‘The Imitation Game’ Cumberbatch on ‘Sherlock’ sex: ‘I’d know where to tongue’