the idol is the new series that promises to shock HBO viewers. Its creators are Sam Levinson (euphoria), Pray Fahim and popular singer The Weeknd, who also stars in the project. Now, after the premiere of the first two episodes at the Cannes Film Festival We already know the first reactions to this the idol.
The series tells us about the life of Jocelyn, a young pop star, and how she eventually falls in love with Tedros, the owner of one of the most exclusive nightclubs in Los Angeles. What Jocelyn doesn’t know is that behind these promises of love is the leader of a secret cult operating in the city. How far will Jocelyn go to follow Tedros or escape him?
with the mind of euphoria As a creative team, we already knew we were in for a controversial series. However, the situation escalated after an article came out rolling Stones in which they interviewed several members of the production team. HE pointed out numerous changes that were being made behind the scenes that turned the female perspective on the series into a toxic male fantasy: a celebration of misogynist and very graphic free sex. Was it as monstrous as expected?
Here are the first reactions and critics from the idol:
Tatiana Siegel, from diversity:
“The premiere of the idol he’s just finished. Sam Levinson fans won’t be disappointed.
Ramin Setoodeh from Diversity:
“Lots of strong reactions to the idol leaving the Cannes screening, from “I hated her” to “It’s a clickbait version on TV” to “I don’t need to see Lily-Rose Depp naked anymore”.
Eric Kohn from indiewire:
“Yes, THE IDOL has the charisma of EUPHORIA you might expect it, but it’s more like someone said so THE BLACK SWAN, successor And THE SECRETARY put in a blender and let cook. Get ready for quite a debate…By the way, she’s not on the same level as everyone else with that [ejemplos]”.
Kyle Buchanan from The New York Times:
“the idol either 50 SHADOWS OF TESFAYE: A Pornhub homepage odyssey with Lily-Rose Depp’s areolas and The Weeknd’s fat rat cock. I’m excited that this series will help push the HBO Max rebrand and it’s sure to be well received homehunters“.
Scott Roxborough from The Hollywood Reporter:
“This is a more stylized and mature version of the second season of euphoria (…) the idol He shows potential when he stops trying so hard to be effective. The sex scenes between Depp and Tesfaye have a power that destroys any sense of eroticism. It’s a relief when the show breaks away from their relationship and focuses on Joceyln’s struggle to make a comeback in music.”
Richard Lawson of Vanity Fair:
“The Sam Levinson treatment isn’t for everyone and often not for me either, however the idol It offers just enough classic, old-school entertainment to balance the aggressive drive for attention and bravado of its thematic ambitions. Just don’t approach the first two episodes thinking that you’re about to see something amazing and groundbreaking.“.
Damon Wise from meeting:
“[Con solo dos episodios] It is difficult to make value judgments about morality and ethics, or, more substantively, about the arguments about the male gaze and the rights of the female body that fall like a stealthy torpedo into the water [en The Idol]. It turns out, however, that Depp is driven to a highly sexualized but also grounded and often vulnerable performance, to say the least, because of his disturbing exploration of the thin lines between pornography, art, power and the exploitation that young women face create in the music industry for years“.
Roger Friedman from Showbiz 411:
“Imagine your favorite 4-star restaurant starting serving frozen fast food. HBO is home to fine dining restaurants like Succession and Hacks. Even Euphoria had its moments. But the idol It’s awful, disgusting and vulgar. It’s packed with silly, recycled ideas that would be right at home with Cinemax, not HBO, which we know loves the Emmys.
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Do you think that the idol Will the audience like it? The series will premiere June 4 on HBO and HBO Max in Latin America.