Ahead of its June 4 premiere, HBO released the final trailer for Idol, a drama series from Euphoria creator Sam Levinson. The main roles were played by Lily-Rose Depp and Abel Tesfaye (better known under the pseudonym The Weeknd), who also acted as one of the show’s producers.
According to the plot, the heroine Depp, a singer named Jocelyn, canceled the tour due to a nervous breakdown (which resulted in the death of the heroine’s mother). She is now, according to the synopsis, “determined to reclaim her rightful status as America’s biggest and sexiest pop star.” In this, she is aided by Tedros (Tesfaye), a nightclub businessman “with a dirty past.”
“You are the American dream. From dirt to Kings. From trailers to mansions. Damn Jocelyn. Just be yourself,” says The Weeknd heroine Jocelyn in the trailer.
The cast includes Susanna Sohn, Troy Sivan, Moses Sumney, Jane Adams, Dan Levy, Jenny, Eli Roth, and Rachel Sennott.
The series had its world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival, where it was negatively received by critics. “Idol” was condemned for being too sexualized Depp’s character (The Hollywood Reporter wrote: “A weird scene passes without Lily’s nude body parts showing”), for containing “a lot of recycled ideas” and for being more of a mix. of torture and pornography than a work of art.
Earlier, Lily-Rose Depp responded to criticism of her heroine from the “Idol” series. We talk about it in more detail here.