The first two parts of The Idol, which was made by the same person who made The Weeknd and Euphoria, were shown at the Cannes Film Festival. The show was immediately called a failure, and its graphic sex scenes were criticized.
The show, which took place at the Grand Théatre Lumière, was led by Lily Rose Depp and told the story of a fast-rising pop singer who starts dating the leader of a cult, who The Weeknd played.
It will be available to watch on June 5, but there are already a lot of problems with it because Rolling Stone called it “torture porn” and pointed out issues with the way it was made.
The series allegedly got a five-minute standing ovation, and even though the reviews were bad, some people liked Depp’s performance.
Lovia Gyarkye, a reviewer for The Hollywood Reporter, said that the show is “more regressive than transgressive.”
“Some of them have momentum, others are contradictory, and most of them are confusing,” the reviewer said. “It makes you wonder if in trying so hard to be transgressive, the show ultimately becomes regressive.”