There are less and less left for The idol come to HBO Max. Fiction – co-created by The Weeknd, Sam Levinson (Euphoria) and Reza Fahim—, is premiering at the Cannes Film Festival, so the less fortunate among us will still have to wait until June 4 to discover the story of Jocelyn, a young pop star played by Lily Rose Depp.
While waiting for its official premiere, the Canadian has released the first single from the album he composed for the series. His name is Dual Fantasy and is a collaboration with rapper Future. Both joined forces to portray the protagonist’s relationship with Tedros (a self-help guru who is secretly the leader of a cult), the character played by Abel himself. Additionally, the theme was produced by Mike Dean with additional production by Boumin metro station.
The music video that accompanies it nicely helps us to discover new details and scenes of The idol beyond the different teasers which have been published in recent months. The song has high explicit content and basically reveals strong power dynamics where manipulation, lies and toxicity are the order of the day.
“Now that I’ve seen what’s in your heart / Baby you know I’m the only one who knows this side of you / I can bring out what’s inside of you / Even if it’s wrong”read part of the chorus.
The idol will not be without controversy
Last March, the magazine rolling stone released a lengthy report harshly criticizing The Weeknd’s new series for its “disturbing sexual charge”. This aspect of The idol, among other things, caused Amy Seimetz, the director and screenwriter of some chapters, to leave the project and eventually Levinson and The Weeknd took the reins and rewrote much of the story, changing the feminist view he had . Part of the team assured that the singer wanted more prominence and came to cross out the fiction of disaster and “pornographic sexual torture”.
The singer, far from turning a deaf ear, entered the mouth with a tweet: “We made you angry?”, He shared on social networks, addressing the medium.
synopsis of The idol
With the music industry as a backdrop, The series centers on a modern self-help guru and cult leader who enters into a complicated relationship with a rising pop idol.
Among the main actors are Troye Sivan, Debby Ryan, Rachel Sennott, Steve Zissis, Hari Nef and Juliebeth González, among others.
In addition to Abel and Sam themselves as creators, producers, and writers, the series also stars Kevin Turen, Ashley Levinson, Joseph Epstein, Aaron L. Gilbert for BRON, and Sara E. White as executive producers. and was produced in association with A24.