The Idol’ is too steamy.
The Weeknd and Johnny Depp's daughter Lily-Rose Depp co-star in "The Idol," a show whose actors defend their work despite criticism for going "overboard" with sex.
Sunday saw the premiere of HBO's most recent show, filling the vacant prime-time spot left by "Succession." The new drama, however, didn't seem to impress the audience.
"The idol was so creepy, no plot, just vibes (not good ones), all sex, and The Weeknd's wig is so unserious," one viewer wrote. "If it doesn't get better I can't believe this show got the prime time Sunday night HBO slot."
A new pop singer is followed in "The Idol" as she develops relationships with a self-help guru and a cult leader. Sam Levinson, who is well-known for "Euphoria," is the creator and writer of the show.
"Parading around violent sex and excessive nudity as ‘female liberation’… Sam Levinson I am PRAYING on your downfall!!! #THEIDOL," another critic added.
"#THEIDOL was cringe," another chimed in. "It was like one of those movies in the early 2000's men got to make because they wanted to see their fave actresses nude or in sex scenes. Lily-Rose Depp is such a great actress and this is reductive and sad. And The Weeknd cannot act. Cringe."
A critic joined to claim the show "went overboard" with sex scenes.