Amazon Releases Trailer For LGBTQ Romance Drama ‘My Policeman’ Starring Harry Styles

Amazon AMZN became the latest studio to bring an LGBTQ romance movie to mainstream audiences with the release of its trailer for “My Policeman” featuring Harry Styles.

What happened: The film, based on Bethan Roberts’ A 2012 novel of the same name, spans two time periods: 1957, when homosexuality was still considered a crime under British law, and the 1990s.

In the 1957 story, Styles plays a policeman who has an affair with a museum curator (David Dawson) even though he is supposed to be married (Emma Corrin stars like his wife).

In the history of the 1990s, Linus Roache, Rupert Everett and Gina McKee play the older versions of the characters, who belatedly come to terms with the actions that disrupted their relationships decades earlier.

While the trailer doesn’t go into detail about the dramatic plot twists in ‘My Policeman’ – indeed, the 1990s story is absent from its presentation, it does offer thinly veiled references to the uproar. emotional experience experienced by the male leads, with Styles’ character looking at a painting a storm at sea and commenting on how it feels like he’s “swimming in choppy waves” while Dawson’s character responds with, “Just let it s ‘take hold of you.’

Although there is a very brief shot of Dawson taking a worried Styles by the back of the neck, there is no gay kiss in the trailer, although Styles and Corrin are kissing at full throttle.

Why is this important: For many years, Hollywood studios have mostly avoided producing and distributing films focusing on LGBTQ romance, leaving the genre to smaller independent producers working in limited theatrical releases at art and cinema venues. ‘test.

2005’s “Brokeback Mountain” was one of the few films of its kind to find a mainstream audience, despite that film being an independent co-production by Focus characteristics and River Road Artistst and its widest US theatrical release was a bit smaller than the mainstream titles.

This year, Hollywood’s aversion to highlighting romantic LGBTQ films has grown. In addition to “My policeman”, the Walt Disney Co. SAY The Searchlight Pictures division has brought the LGBTQ romantic comedy “Fire Island” to the Hulu streaming service, while of Comcast Corp. CMCSA Universal images has the LGBTQ romantic comedy “Bros” in theaters September 30.

“My Policeman” hits theaters on October 21 and premieres on Amazon Prime Video on November 4.

Photo: David Dawson and Harry Styles in ‘My Policeman’, courtesy of Amazon

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