Watch the teaser for Harry Styles’ queer romance My Policeman
The film stars the Harry’s House musician as a policeman in the 1950s, hiding his sexuality and trapped in a chaotic love triangle
words Hannah Bertolino
Another day, another Harry Styles trailer, and we aren’t complaining. This time around, a sneak preview for queer romance film My Policeman has been released, offering up the most full-length look at Styles in a starring role as Tom Burgess, a gay policeman married to school teacher Marion (Emma Corrin).
The film – which is adapted from Bethan Roberts’ 2012 novel and premieres on October 21 – will follow Burgess’ secret affair with museum curator Patrick Hazelwood (David Dawson). Set in 1950s Brighton, when being gay was still illegal, the plot will explore the two men’s messy love triangle with Marion.
Opening up the one-minute teaser, Styles and Dawson’s characters are pictured in an art gallery, standing side-by-side before a painting. “How does it make you feel?” asks Dawson, before Styles answers: “You can sense the waves.”
The clip also shows scenes of Styles in 50s-era short-short swim trunks on the beach with Corrin, on their wedding day, and playing games on the Brighton pier. However, as the love triangle’s chaos ensues, the teaser reveals Styles and Dawson holding each other in a close moment and sharing knowing glances before Corrin is pictured angrily ripping up papers and burning clothes in a fire.
On Twitter, fans have shared their anticipation for Styles’ upcoming role. “There’s absolutely no way I'm surviving My Policeman,” said one user. “This movie is going to be so good I'm not ok.” Another stated: “My Policeman is going to be epic. Harry Styles as a closeted gay man hits too close to home and it’s going to be impossible not to see it. I can’t fucking wait.”
Meanwhile, the trailer for Harry Styles’ other major film-role in Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling dropped last month, and well… the plot was definitely lost. The psychological thriller – set in an “isolated, utopian community in the 1950s California desert” – follows Harry Styles and Florence Pugh as husband and wife, featuring a number of highly-anticipated, steamy bedroom scenes (stream “Watermelon Sugar” for hints).
Don’t Worry Darling is set to hit UK cinemas on September 23; My Policeman will premiere on October 21 and will be available to stream via Amazon Prime from November 4 – check out the best fan reactions below.