Harry Styles’ next movie is on the way. The “Sweet Creatures” singer is currently working hard on My Policeman, after having his big-screen debut in 2017’s Dunkirk and finishing Don’t Worry Darling in February 2021. However, Styles found himself as the subject of a social media controversy after comments during an interview to promote the film.

My Policeman, which is based on the same-named novel, is set in Brighton in the 1950s. It depicts the tale of a closeted police officer, which is played by Styles. This police officer’s marriage to a woman is jeopardized when he begins an illicit relationship with another man. At the time, this was against the law. Styles stated in a Rolling Stone interview that it will portray gay sex as “tender and loving.” He also made a comment about guys “going at it” in typical gay lovemaking scenes that didn’t land the way he wished.

“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 Grandage] wanted to show that it’s tender and loving and sensitive.”

Social media users questioned Styles’ perspective on “gay sex in film,” right away, pointing out that sexual scenes could also be “tender.” Also, some fans conjectured that Billy Eichner subtweeted the celebrity while promoting his own upcoming movie ‘Bros’.

“I’m SO excited the entire cast of BROS is openly LGBTQ. For a century, we’ve watched countless actors who weren’t gay take nearly all the high profile LGBTQ roles. Now we FINALLY get to play ourselves and tell our own stories in a major wide release. LET’S MAKE HISTORY SEPT 30!!!”

Although a release date for the movie hasn’t been announced, since filming has been going on since April 2021, it’s likely that the movie will be in theatres by the end of the year. In the meantime, Harry Styles will probably have to watch what he says about controversial issues from now on. Stay tuned to Thirsty for more updates.

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