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‘Looks like Midsommar with more nudity’: HBO’s The Idol Gets Initial Bad Reactions Due to Over-Sexualization, BLINKS Excited to Watch Blackpink’s Jennie

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After the whooping Nominations received by HBO Max’s Euphoria this year in the Emmys 2022, the streaming platform is all set to release its next show The Idol starring Lilly Rose-Depp and Able Tesfaye more popularly known as “The Weeknd” in the lead roles. But after the first trailer dropped, the reactions are quite mixed and not as everyone expected after the reception of Euphoria and other HBO Shows in this year’s Emmys.

Fans raise questions with The Idol's vulgarity
The Weeknd and Lily Rose-Depp in The Idol

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What is The Idol about?

The Idol is a show which will dig into the deepest secrets of the music industry. The series will focus on a modern-day cult and its leader, which is presumed to be played by The Weeknd getting into a complicated relationship with a rising pop idol Jocelynpop star. Even though the trailer doesn’t give away much about the story yet it gives vibes like Euphoria and also HBO’s own The Deuce.

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The series also stars some other reputed faces like Jennie from the world-famous Korean pop band  BLACKPINK, Troye Sivan, Debby Ryan, Rachel Sennott, Steve Zissis, and Melanie Liburd. The Creators of the show include The Weeknd and Reza Fahim along with the Euphoria creator Sam Levinson.

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The Fans aren’t Positive About The Idol:

Blackpink's Jennie set to appear in The Idol
The BLINKS excited to watch Jennie in The Idol

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The initial reactions received by the trailer of The Idol aren’t showing a positive attitude of the fans toward the show. Despite the BLINKS being excited to watch their beloved Jennie in the show still, it’s not showing a good sign. Few People even compared it to the 2019 film Midsommar but with more nudity. Some of the reactions are:

With the criticism mainly focused on the nudity or the vulgarity added to the show by the creators, it also can’t be forgotten that Euphoria turned out to be a major hit despite all these. So it will be exciting to watch if it does have a solid storyline and well-written characters to make a mark on the audience and of course how the debut of The Weeknd turns out.

The Idol is set to premiere on HBO Max very soon. 

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Written by Subham Mandal

Subham Mandal is currently working as a writer for FandomWire with an ardent interest in the world of pop culture. Subham has written more than 400 articles on different spheres of modern pop culture and is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts degree in English based in Kolkata. He’s also an experienced student journalist having demonstrated work experience with the Times of India. He aspires to be a column writer in the future.