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David Dawson has opened up about his sex scenes with Harry Styles in the upcoming film, My Policeman. 

Over the last two years, LGBTQ+ moviegoers have patiently waited for the release of the highly anticipated Prime Video film. 

Based on the acclaimed gay novel of the same name from Bethan Roberts, set in 1950s Brighton, the romantic drama stars Emma Corrin as Marion, a schoolteacher who falls in love with a police officer named Tom (Styles).

After meeting museum curator Patrick (Dawson), however, Tom finds himself torn between both lovers. Due to social constraints of the era, Tom decides that it is safer to marry Marion.

My Policeman will be told in flashbacks, with older versions of Tom, Patrick and Marion being played by Linus Roache, Rupert Everett and Gina McKee, respectively.

With the movie set for release on 4 November, Dawson opened up to Entertainment Weekly about the project and filming his love scenes with Styles. 

“[Director] Michael Grandage was wonderful in that respect,” he explained.

“He created a space that was full of nothing but support and brought on a wonderful intimacy coordinator, and the four of us explored what we wanted those scenes to be, together.” 

Dawson went on to say that he and Styles promised to “always look out for each other” while filming the intimate scenes.

“I can’t emphasise the importance of an intimacy coordinator enough,” he added. 

Towards the end of his interview, The Last Kingdom actor praised the Watermelon Sugar singer for creating a carefree and easy environment while filming. 

“He’s a good Northern lad like myself. And we had the luxury of a three-week rehearsal process to build on that friendship and chemistry,” he said. 

Dawson’s recent comments come a few weeks after Styles shared how the sex scenes in My Policeman differ from other LGBTQ+ films. 

“So much of gay sex in film is two guys going at it, and it kind of removes the tenderness from it,” he told Rolling Stone UK.

“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 [the director Michael] wanted to show that it’s tender and loving and sensitive.” 

You can watch the trailer for My Policeman here or below.