Thursday, June 20, 2024

HBO’s The Idol Descends into Torture Porn as The Weeknd Shocks (Electrically) Troy Sivan and Other Terrible Things Happen

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In the fourth episode of “The Idol,” Xander– played by Troy Sivan — is shocked electrically with a torture collar by Tedros aka The Weeknd. It’s also implied that he’s abused sexually by Tedros’s skeevy male assistant.

By the end of the episode Jocelyn, played by Lily Rose Depp, is having X rated sex with her ex boyfriend. Earlier, during a recording session, Tedros puts his fingers inside of her and she makes sex noises while her whole staff watches.

“The Idol” is a joke. It’s the worst series ever to air on HBO. It shows a lack of taste and dignity. Some people have called it a rape fantasy. It’s also torture porn. It’s gross. Unlikable is an understatement.

The Weeknd has done everything he can to wreck his career here. He has no singles or albums on the pop charts because of it. This Friday he’s releasing a soundtrack album that no one wants or will buy.

Next Sunday comes the penultimate episode of this season. We are near the end. There will be no more. The show is demented. Some attempt is made to portray Tedros as a wannabe Charles Manson. But he’s just pathetic. We can only hope he dies a violent death in the final episode.

What a mess.

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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