Salacious Series: What We Know
The Idol The show was controversial before its premiere, but that may be how its creators prefer it. After all, the steamy new HBO series is being billed as a toxic love story from the “sick and twisted minds” of The Weeknd (born Abel Tesfaye) and Sam Levinson, the latter being the nepo-baby son of Barry Levinson who created Euphoria The following is a list of the most popular and well-directed websites. Malcolm & Marie.
What’s all the fuss? Here’s what we know about the series.
What’s it about?
The Weeknd, who plays Tedros, is a mysterious nightclub owner. After Jocelyn’s last tour was cut short due to a nervous breakdown (Lily Rose Depp), she becomes influenced by him.
Who else is in this cast?
Oh, it’s stacked. The show’s credits include Dan Levy and Hari Nef as well as Hank Azaria. Troye Sivan is also listed. Jane Adams, Moses Sumney Jane Adams, Suzanna son, Rachel Sennott Jane Adams, Eli Roth Mike Dean Karl Glusman and the late Anne Heche. IMDb pageThough it appears that some roles shot in the film were eventually cut from the final product.
Why are people sceptical?
Levinson, who had run the HBO network for a number of years, was already an unsavory figure. Euphoria Set somewhat randomly. He wrote each episode himself. chagrin of Barbie FerreiraIt is said that he is an enthusiast for control, somewhere in between nightmare and auteur. It was a bit of a surprise but not shocking when Rolling Stone Published: a bombshell article You can find out more about this by clicking here. The Idol being an expensive mess.
Key takeaways include: Levinson stopped production after 80% had been shot. He scrapped the entire series, fired Amy Seimetz, and then took over. This caused the budget to balloon and the production to be in chaos. The Weeknd was busy with his music career but apparently wanted more of the spotlight, Levinson made last-minute changes to every script (this causes huge production delays and is super expensive in the industry), people were hired and fired quickly and without notice, and the sex scenes…are gonna be controversial. Insiders spoke to RS called the original version of the story a “satire” of exploitation in Hollywood but fear that the finished product will just be plain exploitative. Levinson spent most of his time with the film while he was working on another project. Euphoria He was present during the early days of production to see Lily Rose Depp’s very first sex sequence.
The Weeknd’s response to the article was so bizarre that it left many people baffled. In the Rolling Stone article, sources claimed the show was overhauled because the singer felt it was too focused on the “female perspective.”
“It was like any rape fantasy that any toxic man would have in the show—and then the woman comes back for more because it makes her music better,” one production member told Rolling Stone This is the new version.
How did Tesfaye react? On March 1, he tweeted, “@RollingStone, did we upset you?” alongside a scene from the show where his character calls Rolling Stone “irrelevant” and turns down a cover on Jocelyn’s behalf.
Social media users felt that The Weeknd’s response was immature and unprepared for the serious accusations.
When is it released?
In spite of the chaos surrounding it, the hotly anticipated series is finally set to premiere on June 4 at 9 p.m. On April 17, HBO announced the news with a fourth teaser trailer, aptly set to the Britney Spears song “Gimme More.”
This article is being updated.
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