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The Idol condemned as ‘shameful’ and compared to pornography by critics after premiering at Cannes

Lily-Rose Depp and Abel Tesfaye’s highly anticipated and controversial new drama received a five-minute standing ovation at the Cannes Film Festival on Monday (May 22).

Show, directed by Happiness creator Sam Levinson, tells the story of troubled pop star Jocelyn (Depp), who falls prey to a cult leader named Tedros (Tesfaye).

In addition to Depp and Tesfaye, the show’s other cast members include Suzanna Son, Troye Sivan, Dan Levy and Rachel Sennott among others.

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Based on Diversity, There are some nudity scenes in the first two episodes of the series, with one showing “revenge porn images of bodily fluids on Depp’s face”.

Film critics have shared their first reviews of the film on social media.

New York Times Kyle Buchanan writes: “Idolor 50 SHADES OF TESFAYE: A Pornhub Home Adventure starring Lily-Rose Depp’s breasts and The Weeknd’s fat rat tail.

“So glad this will help kickstart the HBO Max franchise, which will be a great fit for House Hunters!”

“Levinson’s worldview seems perverted,” says breed of Peter Debruge. “Do not degrade and suffer to make Jocelyn stronger. ‘Euphoria’ audiences won’t be too surprised by the embarrassing way he treats Depp’s character, as both she and the film seem to be stuck under The Weeknd’s thumbs up.

Abel Tesfaye and Lily-Rose Depp in ‘Idol’


According to previous reports, Idol have gone through many return visits in the past two years.

“Idol’HBO said in a statement last year that its creative team continued to build, refine, and evolve their vision for the show, and that they were united in a new creative direction. “The producer will be adjusting the cast and crew accordingly to best serve this new approach to the series.”

In March of this year, Rolling Stone published a report citing 13 anonymous sources described idol set the condition as “program s***”.

The charges also said Levinson turned the performance into “torture porn”. Depp defended the director, saying: “Sam is, for a lot of reasons, the best director I have ever worked with. I have never felt more supported or respected in a creative space, my input and opinions are more appreciated than that.

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“Working with Sam was a real partnership in every way – it was more important to him than anything, not only what his actors thought of the piece, but also how we felt when it was done. implementing it. He hires people whose work he appreciates and always creates an environment where I feel seen, heard and appreciated.”

The Weeknd also weighed in on the allegations on Instagram, writing: “Rolling Stone Do we make you uncomfortable?

Idol It premiered on HBO and Max on June 4 at 9pm in the US, and is scheduled to be on Sky and NOW in the UK in the same month.


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