Karine Jean-Pierre
Subscribe To
The Advocate
Scroll To Top

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

David Dawson and Harry Styles in My Policeman

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 audience score 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' Trailer

The Crown star Emma Corrin, who is nonbinary, is Tom’s wife Marion while out actor David Dawson stars as Tom’s lover Patrick. Linus Roache, who played a closeted Catholic in 1994’s Priest plays present-day Tom while Gina McKee plays the older Marion. Rupert Everett, who is gay and played gay as far back as Another Country in 1984 before becoming widely known for playing Julia Roberts’s fabulous pal in My Best Friend’s Wedding, plays Patrick in the present.

"There's still not enough LGBTQ stories out there," producer Robbie Rogers says in the below clip. He says the book on which the film is based helped him while he was figuring out his own sexuality and deciding how to come out. "There's still individuals that are around that lived through those times, you know, and I think it's important to get those stories told while they're still here to tell."

The film, directed by Michael Grandage and written by Ron Nyswaner, is based on the book of the same name by Bethan Roberts. 

"A beautifully crafted story of forbidden love and changing social conventions, My Policeman follows three young people—policeman Tom (Harry Styles), teacher Marion (Emma Corrin), and museum curator Patrick (David Dawson)—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," the film's description reads. 

The film, which runs at 113 minutes, is rated R.

Check out the featurette below, and as an added bonus there is also a clip showcasing reactions to the film by fans.

From our Sponsors

READER COMMENTS ()
    Watch Now: Advocate Channel
    Trending Stories & News


    For more news and videos on advocatechannel.com, click here.