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Gay sex scene written out of 'The Imitation Game'?

2014-11-02
BatchAn early version of the script for The Imitation Game reportedly featured a gay sex scene. The Oscar-tipped film stars Benedict Cumberbatch as World War II codebreaker Alan Turing, who played an integral role in defeating Nazi Germany in the Second World War after solving the Enigma Code. Although Cumberbatch recently explained why there are no gay sex scenes in the film, a reporter who saw an "early version" of the script has claimed that it included an intimate scene between Turing and another man. "I have seen an earlier version of the script for The Imitation Game, the Turing biopic starring Benedict Cumberbatch, that has the heroic gay mathematician and another man ‘tugging off each other’s clothes’, ‘hungry’ for sex," said writer Jonathan Dean in The Sunday Times today (November 2). "We see something raw and real and truly human in Alan that we've never seen before. He’s not a machine after all." "But you won't see this in the film. The Enigma machine aside, its focus is on Turing’s relationship with a woman, Joan (Keira Knightley), and much of the press will — and should — ask why that is," he added. The Imitation Game will be released on November 14 in the UK and on November 21 in the US. Read our early review of the eagerly-anticipated film here.