Idol – the new series from the creator of Euforia arouses controversy after its premiere in Cannes
Idol will be a new HBO series, which is supposed to be darker and crazier Euphoria. The production will tell the story of a young singer who starts an affair with a self-development guru, who turns out to be the leader of a cult.
HBO had previously boisterously announced “Hollywood’s most disgusting love story” starring Lily-Rose Depp as a pop star. However, in recent months, the project has been the subject of many controversies related to behind-the-scenes issues. There were reports that the show was truly shocking and disturbing: according to rumors at the time, the entire original story and moral had been thrown in the trash to make what was described as “rape fantasy” and “sexual torture porn”. It is officially known that in April 2022, the series went through a lot of reruns when it was decided that the creative direction of the series needed to be changed.
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Sam Levinson’s series debuted at the Cannes Film Festival, and opinions after the screening are strongly divided and agitated. Before debuting on HBO next month, the idol received a five-minute standing ovation at Cannes, but on the web we can read various opinions, even those pointing to the scandalous dimension of the series. We read that even by HBO standards, the show contains a shocking amount of nudity and sexual content involving Lily-Rose Depp. One person in their reaction to the series wrote that it is “50 SHADES OF TESFAYE: A Pornhub-homepage odyssey”, while someone else called the series a combination Black Swan With Succession.
It was really hot after the show. There were comments like “I hate it”, “TV clique bait”, “I’m disgusted” and even “I liked it” or “This is better than I thought”. Most, however, agree on what kind of discussion the show will generate once it airs.
Idol – the premiere of the first episode on June 4, 2023 on HBO Max.