Harry Styles is gearing up in the film My Policeman. The movie involves a storyline centered around homosexuality, which is important on the surface in terms of visibility and inclusion. However, Styles’s recent comments on the film have many feeling like he has missed the mark in representing a community he’s never claimed to be a part of.
“So much of gay sex in film is two guys going at it, and it kind of removes the tenderness from it." Harry Styles talks about the queer sex scenes in his upcoming #MyPoliceman: https://t.co/jnY7S2XSbM pic.twitter.com/Q1pylSVoZX
— IndieWire (@IndieWire) August 22, 2022
In a conversation with Rolling Stone, the Harry’s House artist spoke on his personal journey with sexuality and how it relates to the film. Later, he compares the film to his work in another film, Don’t Worry Darling, which features gay sex scenes.” So much of gay sex in film is two guys going at it, and it kind of removes the tenderness from it,” Styles said. “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 Michael] wanted to show that it’s tender and loving and sensitive.”
Needless to say, fans were not happy with what they deemed as the pop sensation “queerbaiting.” Some used funny memes and videos while others downright ripped him for such misguided commentary. You can check out some of the comments in tweets embedded below.
— greta thunberg (@tyongbbI) August 22, 2022
Harry Styles gotta be the most underwhelming “queer icon” ever, he’s contributed literally nothing except ugly outfits and the occasional bad opinion. He’s like a straight girl’s idea of a gay celebrity. https://t.co/TfOvFleNwX
— Xavier's Online (Femcel Arc) 💣📬 (@xaviersonline) August 23, 2022
harry styles when he was watching brokeback mountain for the first time and saw the tent scene pic.twitter.com/iu7Gh9wPB1
— 𝐤𝐨𝐛𝐲 ♡ (@kobychill) August 22, 2022
— + (@whipdoja) August 22, 2022