'Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1' Goes Sexy

Rupert Grint takes Ron Weasley's jealousy and passion to a new level.

ByABC News
November 18, 2010, 10:47 AM

Nov. 19, 2010— -- Talk about a silver lining.

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 1," which opens today, has a big one. And it exudes sex.

With one compelling visual that may equally thrill and shock rabid Hogwarts fans, sex has become part of the equation in the Harry Potter movie legacy.

The focal point of all that angst is Harry's longtime sidekick, Ron Weasley.

Ron Weasley? Don't be so surprised.

"There are a lot of teenyboppers who think Rupert Grint, who plays Ron, is terribly sexy," said Gregory Bassham, a professor of philosophy at King's College, in Wilkes-Barre, Penn., and editor of "The Ultimate Harry Potter and Philosophy: Hogwarts for Muggles" (Wiley, 2010).

The vision witnessed by Ron leads him to visualize his worst fears," said Bassham.