THE IDOL: A NEW SERIES THAT PROMISES TO SHED LIGHT ON THE DARK SIDE OF THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY
If you’ve been following HBO’s upcoming series, The Idol, you may have heard rumours that the show has been accused of being “sexual torture porn”. However, the latest trailer seems to suggest that the show is taking on a much more ambitious project – to comment on the dark side of the entertainment industry.
According to The Idol’s synopsis, the show is about a pop star named Jocelyn, played by Lily-Rose Depp, who has a very public nervous breakdown after experiencing too much exposure in the music industry. Jocelyn meets Tedros, a club promoter and manipulative presence, played by the Weeknd, who becomes an influential figure in her life.
The trailer for The Idol seems to draw inspiration from Britney Spears’ life and career, portraying Jocelyn as a pop idol who is caught in the grip of an industry that seeks to take advantage of her. The show seems to be striving for authenticity, and this could make it a hard watch when it premieres on June 4th.
The Idol appears to be a commentary on the predatory skeeziness that exists within the entertainment industry that could harm the mental health of artists. Lily-Rose Depp, according to various sources, gave a brilliant performance as Jocelyn, and we can expect the show to be a big hit when it arrives on our screens.