From an interview with Orlando Bloom & Andre Schneider:
David: "How about the homosexual aspects of the story?"
Andre: "The characters were all very well developed. It's a story about the freedom of spirit and the freedom of sexuality. There was a lot of grey in between black and white -- so the homosexual aspects were more bisexual, which I found really cool."
Orlando: "'Wilde' was a gay movie, my part was gay, I have a lot of gay mates, and Atti is a good kisser. That's all I have to say about this."
From the unofficial website:
"Deed Poll" took 34 days to shoot. For the entire period of filming, the actors and actresses had to face each other's nudity. "It was rather strange", recalls Bloom. "At the beginning, we were just sitting around like chicken, covering our privates up with our hands."
Swedish actor Hampus Bjork later told interviewers that "after a couple of days, Andre and Orlando started kissing each other frequently before every take to become more familiar and get rid of their tenseness. I thought that was a very good idea."