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The Idol, HBO’s new series

, was a hot topic long before its premiere on Sunday. The series had a controversial debut at Cannes before its airing. However, news had already spread that the creators, Abel Tesfaye (aka The Weeknd) and Sam Levinson, creator of the equally provocative

Euphoria, added much more raunchy sexual content to the show during production. Lily-Rose Depp made a big impact when The Idol debuted. She was shown in some very uninhibited scenes. The Daily Mail reported that Lily-Rose Depp’s famous father, Johnny Depp, is not embarrassed by her daughter’s show. He loves the fact that she’s her own person, and is becoming her own actor. She doesn’t base her career on his success. He appreciates her strength, especially after she received extra attention for her role in The Idol. He is proud of his daughter and does not contribute to the extra drama and chatter that comes with the role. He believes that she must be doing something right since the role is getting so much attention, and he is proud of her success.”Lily-Rose herself has not objected to filming any of the explicit content. She also defended the series creator Sam Levinson who has been accused of being exploitative. Depp said: “Sam is the best director I’ve ever worked with for many reasons.” News. “Never before have I felt so supported and respected in a space of creativity, my opinions and input were valued more. Sam values the opinions of his actors, but also how we feel when performing. He hires people whose work he esteems and has always created an environment in which I felt seen, heard, and appreciated.”

The Idol is an exploration into the excess in the dark side of fame in the music industry, and provocativeness is a big part of the show. The 24-year old actress exposes her body several times, makes sexual gestures while dancing, shows a graphic masturbation scene, and participates in scenes of violence. This is only the pilot. You can read our review of The Idol


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