Curious about when and where is My Policeman streaming? Here's everything you need to know if you want to watch the buzzy gay drama at home.
We already know "Harry Styles: Pop Star" very well, but this year got us acquainted with "Harry Styles: Movie Star," thanks to lead performances in the retro thriller Don't Worry Darling and, most recently, the queer romance My Policeman.
Also starring David Dawson and The Crown's Emma Corrin, My Policeman is "a story of forbidden love and changing social conventions" that "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," reads the official synopsis.
That "emotional journey" includes a fiery, forbidden love affair between Styles' and Dawson's characters, the ramifications of which are delved into when the film juts forward to revisit the trio in the 1990s, then played by Linus Roache, Gina McKee and Rupert Everett.
“It’s obviously pretty unfathomable now to think, ‘Oh, you couldn’t be gay. That was illegal,'” Styles said of the film in his August 2022 Rolling Stone (opens in new tab) cover story. “I think everyone, including myself, has your own journey with figuring out sexuality and getting more comfortable with it…It’s not like ‘This is a gay story about these guys being gay.’ It’s about love and about wasted time to me.”
Is 'My Policeman' streaming?
After having its world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival on September 11, My Policeman was released in theaters in the US and the UK on Friday, October 21 for a limited theatrical run, but if you don't want to brave the cinema in person, you won't have to wait too long to enjoy the wistful gay romance from the comfort of your own couch: the film will be available to stream worldwide beginning on Friday, November 4.
Where to watch 'My Policeman' online:
An Amazon Original, My Policeman will be available for streaming on Prime Video beginning on Friday, November 4. Current Prime Video membership is $8.99 per month. Prime Video access is also included with a general Amazon Prime account, which you can get for $14.99 per month or $139 annually.
If your country doesn't have access to Prime Video, you can still watch My Policeman on the streaming platform with the handy help of a VPN.
A VPN service changes your IP address on your computer, or smart device, allowing you to continue to keep up with your favorite shows when you're away from home.
The VPN service we prefer is ExpressVPN (opens in new tab), rated as the best in the world by our colleagues at TechRadar. It's simple to use, it's super secure, there's a no-quibble 30-day money-back guarantee and, if you sign up for an annual plan, you'll get an extra three months absolutely free.
Here's how to get started with a VPN to watch My Policeman from anywhere in the world:
- First off, you need to make sure you have a Prime Video account so you can log in once your VPN is set up.
- Then, download ExpressVPN (opens in new tab), using the easy-to-follow instructions
- Once you've installed your VPN, open the app and select your server location as anywhere in the United States
- With your ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) installed and your location set to the United States or United Kingdom, head to Prime Video, log in and follow the instructions to stream My Policeman.
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Is 'My Policeman' on Netflix?
Nope, and seeing as how it's an Amazon Original, we don't see My Policeman making it onto other streaming platforms outside of Amazon Prime Video anytime soon.
How long is 'My Policeman'?
My Policeman has a runtime of one hour and 53 minutes.
What is 'My Policeman' rated?
My Policeman is rated R for sexual content.
Styles addressed the film's sex scenes in Rolling Stone, saying: “So much of gay sex in film is two guys going at it, and it kind of removes the tenderness from it." He continued: "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 Grandage] wanted to show that it’s tender and loving and sensitive.”
While on The Howard Stern Show (opens in new tab), however, the actor-singer also spoke cheekily about having to go nude for the role of Tom: "I wasn’t naked in Don’t Worry Darling. I was naked in My Policeman. There’s no peen in the final cut. There’s bum bum… I don’t think the peen was intended to be involved."
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