“But in Cannes they were applauded?”: Fans Convinced of a Slaughterfest as Johnny Depp’s Daughter Lily-Rose Depp’s ‘The Idol’ Gets 20% Rotten Tomatoes Rating

Fans Convinced of a Slaughterfest as Johnny Depp's Daughter Lily-Rose Depp's 'The Idol' Gets 20% Rotten Tomatoes Rating
Featured Video

Abel Tesfaye aka The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp starred together in and released their HBO Max show The Idol for critics’ reviews. The show marks the acting debut of The Weeknd and fans were quite excited and anticipating the arrival of a great series…before the reviews.

Advertisement

As per the iconic website known for the unique takes of the critics, The Idol debuted with a record low of 20% on Rotten Tomatoes. This was directly contradictory to what happened at the Cannes Film Festival where the duo of The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp received a five-minute standing ovation for The Idol.

Lily-Rose Depp and The Weeknd in The Idol
Lily-Rose Depp and The Weeknd in The Idol

Lily-Rose Depp And The Weeknd’s The Idol Was Slaughtered

Getting involved in a complicated relationship with a self-help guru is always a bad idea. The idea gets even more maddening when the guru is none other than The Weeknd. As an aspiring pop star on the verge of a breakdown, Lily-Rose Depp’s character of Jocelyn seeks the help of Abel Tesfaye’s character Tedros. With hidden intentions and unsafe motivations, people were quite ecstatic to watch the HBO Max series.

Advertisement
Lily-Rose Depp in The Idol
Lily-Rose Depp in The Idol

Also read: Johnny Depp’s Daughter Lily-Rose Depp Called “Human C*msock” after She’s Shown With S*men on Face in The Idol

When the news was announced, people waited eagerly to watch the show. The Idol was even featured at the Cannes Film Festival for which it received a five-minute standing ovation. With the release date nearing, the series was sent to critics for early reviews. Well, the critics’ reviews are here and they do not look promising at all.

According to a post on Twitter, The Idol debuted with a record low of 20% on Rotten Tomatoes. The reply section was filled with fans defending the series and attacking the critics as Lily-Rose Depp and The Weeknd stared in awe at their magnum opus.

Advertisement

In reply to this tweet, here’s what fans of the pop culture stars had to say about The Idol.

Advertisement

Advertisement

The social media platform became a bloodbath for the people since The Weeknd is a pretty big name in the music industry. The Idol had been reviewed as one of the most sexually explicit series to exist ever and the early reviews indeed attest to the fact.

Suggested: “She was so young, I felt protective”: Lily-Rose Depp Was Introduced to Drugs by Johnny Depp Despite Amber Heard’s Protests That Made The Pirates Star Furious

Advertisement

Lily-Rose Depp Has To Go All Out For The Idol

The Weeknd.
The Weeknd.

Related: “I’ve always been the antihero”: Angelina Jolie’s Alleged Lover The Weeknd Reveals Disturbing Pitch for ‘The Idol’ Starring Lily-Rose Depp in ‘Torture-P*rn’ Series

In the reviews, it has always been mentioned that The Weeknd did not have to do too much to get into the character. Having starred in hundreds of his own music videos, Abel Tesfaye was essentially playing his alter ego The Weeknd in The Idol. 

On the other hand, Lily-Rose Depp had to go all out to portray the character of Jocelyn. A pop star on the verge of ending her career, Jocelyn ends up in a world fuelled by drugs, s*x, and media imagery and The Weeknd’s Tedros is the one pulling the string. The Idol, starring Abel Tesfaye and Lily-Rose Depp will premiere on HBO Max on 4th June 2023 in the U.S.

Advertisement

Source: Twitter

Avatar

Written by Visarg Acharya

Articles Published: 2194

Visarg Acharya, Associate Content Writer, has been heavily involved in movies, series, and history. Having an experience of 2 years in the field of content writing, Visarg is a seasoned writer. Having a degree in Physics, Visarg Acharya has published a dissertation alongside a plethora of poems and short stories along the way.