Daniel Radcliffe Ditches Harry Potter Persona — Goes Shirtless Instead!

With last July’s release of the final installment of the Harry Potter series, many started to wonder about the prospects of the films’ star trio: Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint, and Emma Watson.

Already, each actor has made an attempt or two at breaking away from the widely beloved children’s series and at last entering the world of adulthood.

Just a handful of child stars have been able to successfully make the transition, and, being that we’re major Harry Potter nerds, we thought it prudent to take it upon ourselves to provide some ideas for movies that would be sure to help ex-Harry out.  Which is probably made doubly hard, as it’s impossible to shake the thought, “Hey, that’s Harry Potter!” whenever we see him in any other movie.  Obviously, going shirtless in every one will only help him.

Return to Brokeback

An indie flick with gay overtones, the sequel to the surprise 2005 Oscar-winner combines two handy tools in being taken seriously in Hollywood: gay for pay and art-house sensibilities.  It takes place after the wedding of Ennis’s eldest daughter, when the cowboy meets a slightly younger rodeo man who reminds him of Jack.  Luckily, Radcliffe has experience in acting under old-people make-up, so he takes on the role with ease.   After some time, Radcliffe reveals himself to be Twist’s son, who traveled through space and time via Time-Turner.

White Teacher

Radcliffe plays a well educated, idealistic young teacher who’s determined to single-handedly reform the poor education system of South London. He saves youths of various, non-White ethnic backgrounds one hip-hop math song at a time.


Gangbusters, Quentin Tarantino’s newest project, features a down-on-his-luck young college grad with a chip on his shoulder and a penchant for vigilantism.   Radcliffe infiltrates the city’s most notorious drug ring, offering commentary on racism, socio-economic cleavage, and sexism.  He also speaks multiple languages and occasionally decapitates evildoers in the name of justice.

Ghetto: The Musical

A Holocaust film told from the perspective of a prisoner who isn’t Jewish, but gay.  Automatic Oscar.

Photoshoppin’ by Erika Cervantes 


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Vickie Toro

Hi, friend! I'm Vickie Toro. I'm the lesbian in Lesbros, the creator and one of the writers of BAMF Girls Club, and the Frumpy Girl who commiserates with your Style Ineptness. I'm a Potterhead, water-dancer, and overall TV junky. Also sports movies make me cry.

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