More than a month has passed since HBO’s new show Sculpture Stirred, fans are getting a glimpse of The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp in a new version of Sam Levinson. A new trailer for the erotic drama was released alongside the network announcement Sculpture Premieres Sunday, June 4 at 9 p.m. This is the first footage reportedly released by production sources Rolling stone The series was essentially “porn torture”.
Set to the song “Gimme More” by Britney Spears, the trailer begins with someone who was “the last truly f****ing-dirty, nasty pop-girl” in the music industry. Enter Depp, who plays singer Jocelyn, and her character gets mixed up with a modern-day cult leader.
After a nervous breakdown derailed Jocelyn’s (Lily-Rose Depp) previous tour, she is determined to claim her rightful status as the greatest and sexiest pop star in America. Her passion is fueled by Tedros ( The Weeknd), a nightclub impresario with a sordid past. Will his romantic awakening lead him to glorious new heights or to the darkest and darkest depths of his soul? reads an official synopsis.
The two-minute trailer is packed with plenty of steamy scenes, which should come as no surprise to anyone who’s watched Levinson’s wildly successful HBO show Excitement, Sculpture Levinson and The Weeknd, co-produced by real name Abel Tesfaye, underwent a creative change last year. A Rolling stone The exposé contained anonymous sources who claimed that the show had been “wildly, disgustingly off the rails.” Production insiders alleged that the direction changed with Levinson as director because of an alleged increase in the provocative material. However, stars Depp and Tesfaye are standing by their co-partner.
The actress told Yahoo, “Sam is the best director I’ve ever worked with for so many reasons. I’ve never felt more supported or respected in a creative field, my inputs and opinions are more valuable.” “Working with Sam is a true collaboration in every way – it matters to him, more than anything, not only what his artists think of the work, but how we do it. Hires people whose work he values and always an environment in which I felt seen, heard and appreciated.”
A source told Yahoo that there is “no conflict” between Tesfaye and Levinson and that the superstar preferred Levinson’s approach to the show over that of her predecessor, director Amy Seimetz. The insider dismissed a report that Tesfay wanted Seimetz out because she was leaning too much into “the female perspective”.
“The show is still about (Lily-Rose’s) character and she has been an integral part of the creative process,” the source said.
in a recent interview interview magazineTesfaye said that he and Depp became “free” and “vulnerable” on set because of Levinson.
“We had someone who made us feel comfortable and safe, like we were all creating something that we can look back on and be proud of. And such a big shout out to Sam and that whole crew,” said the singer. . Although they danced while discussing Rolling stone Report directly, Tesfaye spoke to those who have already done a story about the show.
“I’m more used to it than someone like Sam, who’s probably used to it quite a bit now. And I’m sure Lily, of course – Lily is stronger than the two of us. But I Judged from the beginning. My stuff has always been provocative,” he shared.
“But it gets a little complicated for me when there are more people involved. It hurts me a little bit when it affects other people,” Tesfaye continued. “That’s what I’m learning about the movie business is that when people start rumors, it really hurts a lot of other people. A lot of people work hard on these projects. When I’m in my world, And you guys are coming at me, it’s like, okay, cool. I’m a big guy. I can figure it out. But you have 200 people working hard on this kind of project, It hurts. Especially when what they’re saying is so far from the truth, but, what can you do?”
HBO released a statement in support of Sculpture last month.
“The creators and producers of The Idol have been working hard to create one of HBO’s most exciting and stimulating original programs. The initial approach to the show and the production of the early episodes, unfortunately, did not meet HBO’s standards, so We decided to make a .change,” a representative told Yahoo. “Throughout the process, the creative team has remained committed to creating a safe, collaborative and mutually respectful working environment, and over the past year, the team made creative changes that they felt were in the best interests of both the production and the cast and crew.” We look forward to sharing The Idol with the audience soon.”
Sculpture The out-of-competition selection will premiere at the Cannes Film Festival next month.