BLACKPINK’s Jenny’s acting endeavor, the HBO series “The Idol,” has received rave reviews in the non-competition section of the 76th Cannes International Film Festival.
On the 22nd (local time), the first two episodes of the five-part drama premiered at the Lumière Grand Theater in Cannes, France, and received a standing ovation for about five minutes먹튀검증.
However, critics and social media have been pouring in with harsh reviews. In fact, the movie scored a mere 9% out of a possible 100% on Rotten Tomatoes. The freshness index is based on the participation of critics, and a movie becomes a “rotten tomato” if more than 60% of critics leave a negative review.
Major foreign media outlets commonly criticized the show for its sensationalism, misogynistic portrayal, and masculinist sexual fantasies. In particular, the nudity of lead actress Lily-Rose Depp was criticized.
“Revenge porn shots of Depp’s face smeared with bodily fluids, lewd acts on ice, con artists with nightclubs, and evil Hollywood sycophants fill the first two episodes,” wrote Variety.
“Memo to showrunners: If you’re having doubts about your main character, cut the scene where he or she performs a lewd act while strangling himself or herself,” wrote Rolling Stone in an article titled “‘The Idol’ Is More Harmful and Worse Than Rumors Suggest”. “The two episodes that have been released are horrific and brutal. Worse than I expected.”
The Hollywood Reporter called it “a lecherous male fantasy,” and critic Robert Daniels called it “a crude, disgusting, sexist drama.”
Starring Johnny Depp’s daughter, Lily-Rose Depp, The Idol is set in Los Angeles and tells the story of the love and passion of a group of pop idols in the entertainment industry. The Weeknd produced and wrote the script, with Sam Levinson, who directed the HBO drama Euphoria, serving as co-executive producer.
Jenny plays Diane, a backup dancer for Jocelyn, the show’s aspiring pop star. She reportedly appeared in episodes 1 and 2 for about 5 and 10 minutes, respectively.