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'My Policeman' Cast and Creators on Making the Queer Film

The highly-anticipated queer film My Policeman hits Prime Video on Friday, and The Advocate has a special exclusive featurette with interviews of the cast and creators behind the film. The film, which premiered in theaters last month, currently holds 96 percent on Rotten Tomatoes. My Policeman toggles between past and present, with pop star Harry Styles as the young Tom Burgess, a Brighton policeman discovering his identity at a time in England when queerness was criminalized and LGBTQ+ people were routinely jailed. Related: Watch Harry Styles in a Queer Love Triangle in 'My Policeman' TrailerThe Crown star Emma Corrin, who is nonbinary, is Tom’s wife Marion while out actor David Dawson stars as Tom’s lover Patrick.

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Harry Styles says ‘My Policeman’ shows “tender and loving” gay sex
Harry Styles has said My Policeman will feature “tender and loving” gay sex scenes.The singer and actor will soon be starring in the period romance film, directed by Michael Grandage, which follows a 1950s married British policeman who has an affair with a museum curator.Styles plays the policeman opposite David Dawson as the curator, while The Crown star Emma Corrin plays Styles’ wife.“I think everyone, including myself, has [their] own journey with figuring out sexuality and getting more comfortable with it,” Styles said while discussing the film in an interview with Rolling Stone.“It’s not like, ‘This is a gay story about these guys being gay.’ It’s about love and about wasted time to me.”Discussing the sex scenes in particular, Styles added: “So much of gay sex in film is two guys going at it, and it kind of removes the tenderness from it.“There will be, I would imagine, some people who watch it who were very much alive during this time when it was illegal to be gay, and [director Michael Grandage] wanted to show that it’s tender and loving and sensitive.”My Policeman adapts Bethan Roberts’ 2012 novel of the same name, and will be released in UK cinemas on October 21 before landing on Prime Video on November 4.Harry Styles also revealed that he is already working on ideas for his next solo album.“I’m always writing,” he said, after releasing his third album ‘Harry’s House’ earlier this year. “I think all of us are so excited to get back to it, which feels insane because we’ve just put an album out.”
Watch the teaser trailer for Harry Styles’ new LGBTQ+ drama ‘My Policeman’
Harry Styles‘ new LGBTQ+ drama My Policeman has been released – you can watch it below.Styles portrays the younger version of policeman Tom in the adaptation of Bethan Roberts’ 2012 novel, which centres on a love triangle between a man, a woman and a policeman.Set in the 1990s, the drama begins when an elderly man arrives at Tom and his wife Marion’s (Emma Corrin) home, kickstarting an exploration of “seismic events from 40 years previous”.This teaser trailer focuses solely on those past events, in which Tom and museum curator Patrick (David Dawson) first discovered their feelings for each other at a time when same-sex relationships between men were illegal.An official synopsis for the film reads: “My Policeman follows three young people – policeman Tom, teacher Marion, and museum curator Patrick – as they embark on an emotional journey in 1950s Britain.“Flashing forward to the 1990s, Tom (Linus Roache), Marion (Gina McKee), and Patrick (Rupert Everett) are still reeling with longing and regret, but now they have one last chance to repair the damage of the past.“Based on the book by Bethan Roberts, director Michael Grandage carves a visually transporting, heart-stopping portrait of three people caught up in the shifting tides of history, liberty, and forgiveness.”The film is further described as “an important and timely cultural story, shedding light on recent history while also being relevant to today’s current cultural landscape, where we are as a society and where we’re headed”.Amazon Studios have developed the film, which is directed by by Michael Grandage, with Oscar-nominated writer Ron Nyswaner adapting Roberts’ book for the big screen.Earlier this week, first-look images of the film were released online.