Harry Styles is reportedly “throwing himself” into his new role filming gay sex scenes for his upcoming film My Policeman.
My Policeman is currently filming in Brighton, and an industry insider has insisted that Harry Styles is “really excited about the challenge” of portraying a gay man in the 1950s, when homosexuality was still illegal in England.
The insider said Styles will shoot two sex scenes with Dawson, and he will also film a scene where he is naked on-screen by himself.
“Not much is going to be left to the imagination,” the insider said.
“Harry is throwing himself into this new role and is really excited about the challenge, even though it’s a daunting task.”
The insider said Styles “always wants to do things that people wouldn’t expect” and that his upcoming queer role will challenge people’s perceptions of him.
The Crown star Emma Corrin will play Harry Styles’ wife in My Policeman
My Policeman, based on a 2012 novel, will see Styles star opposite The Crown star Emma Corrin, who rose to fame in 2020 after she played a young Princess Diana on the hit Netflix series.
Styles will play gay policeman Tom Burgess in the film, which is set in 1950s England, while Corrin will play his wife Marion. When Marion discovers that her husband is having an affair with another man, she tries to get his lover arrested.
The news comes just days after Harry Styles was nominated in the music artist category at the British LGBT Awards alongside queer artists such as JoJo Siwa, Lil Nas X and Sam Smith.
The singer, who launched his acting career in 2017 film Dunkirk, has never publicly defined his sexuality – but many LGBT+ people have welcomed him into the community for his refusal to bow down to restrictive gender norms.
Speaking to The Guardian in 2019, Styles said: “Am I sprinkling in nuggets of sexual ambiguity to try and be more interesting? No.
“In terms of how I wanna dress, and what the album’s sleeve’s gonna be, I tend to make decisions in terms of collaborators I want to work with.
“I want things to look a certain way. Not because it makes me look gay, or it makes me look straight, or it makes me look bisexual, but because I think it looks cool.”
He went on to explain that, for him, sexuality is “something that’s fun”.
“Honestly? I can’t say I’ve given it more thought than that.”