The new television series created by Sam Levinson, The Idol, premiered last week at the Cannes Film Festival; the television series follows Jocelyn Of Lily-Rose Deppplaying a pop star who bonds with Tedroscharacter played by the singer Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfayewho turns out to be a cult leader. The Idol it aroused controversy even before its première due to some problems reported during its development, pointed out by many as “disturbing and offensive”.
The newly created series by the creator of Euphoria has received the worst rating on Rotten Tomatoes
Currently, The Idol has a 17% critics rating on Rotten Tomatoes, the lowest of Levinson. Previously, the lowest rated showrunner project was Deep Water of 2022, which had obtained 36%. The summary reads:
“As flourishing and sleazy as the industry it seeks to satirize, The Idol sets itself on a pedestal with unbridled style, but sags in the spotlight“.
In the 12 reviews published so far, critics seem to dislike it The Idol for the amount of nudity and sexual content to which Depp participate, along with a cheesy presentation. This dozen reviews also place it as the lowest rated HBO show on Rotten Tomatoes.
Following its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, the television series received outrageous reactions, with one critic calling the series “A Pornhub-homepage odyssey“. While Levinson he is best known for the television series Euphoria, where even there is a certain amount of sexual content there, it seems that the presentation of the adult scenes in the new show is much more divisive. Reviews indicate that the sexual content of The Idol they’re more for shock value than supporting the character’s story Jocelyn.
However, the score on Rotten Tomatoes was to be expected after the news surrounding the television series. The project had been called a chaotic mess in reports in March, which included claims of budget problems, delayed scripts and a shift in focus away from the perspective of Jocelyn. The Weeknd, Depp and the broadcaster tried to dismiss the idea of the show’s behind-the-scenes problems, even talking about the director’s exit Amy Seimetz and its replacement with Levinson.
While the troubled production has been debunked by multiple sources, it appears the negative reviews reflect initial rumors that the series is “torture porn.” However, the results obtained from Sam Levinson con Euphoria they mean that The Idol it could still be successful, albeit controversial.
Viewers will be able to form their own opinion when it is broadcast on Sky Italia and the Now TV streaming platform from 5 June.
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