Warning: This article discusses rape.
A month after its release, there are new reports about HBO Sculpture Another wave of reaction has broken out.
Directed and produced by Sam Levinson, Reza Faheem and The Weeknd, Sculpture – which also stars The Weeknd and Lily-Rose Depp – their characters have a contentious relationship. The Weeknd, whose real name is Abel Tesfaye, plays sleazy club owner Tedros on the show, while Lily-Rose plays Jocelyn, a rising pop star.
But things have arguably been far worse behind the scenes, with several cast and crew members voicing their concerns about the same. idols The “extreme” nature of the show even before it began streaming.
Earlier this year, in March, crew members alleged in a report published by Rolling Stone that extremely disturbing sexual and physically violent scenes between Jocelyn and Tedros’ characters were added to the script of Sam. a source is described Sculpture as “sexual torture porn”, while another alleged that it was “like any rape fantasy any toxic man on the show would have.”
Insiders have also claimed Sculpture The scenes were initially so disturbing and graphic that they had to be cut, which reportedly showed Jocelyn asking Tedros to spank her, causing Tedros to have an erection.
And while both The Weeknd and Lily-Rose have defended Sculpture Many times, social media users are once again in a tizzy after a new report was published about another alleged scene that was apparently cut from the series.
According to Page Six, which heard from an insider last week, Sculpture It was initially described as a “non-consensual semen scene” in its fourth episode, which was reportedly cut from the final edit.
The source alleged that The Weeknd and Lily-Rose were filming a sex scene when director Sam suddenly came up with impromptu instructions for their characters.
Sam, who has also been criticized for the sexual nature of her HBO show ExcitementTedros was allegedly “directly directed” to “strangle” Jocelyn and ejaculate inside her “without her consent”.
In addition, the source claimed that Sam was “near the monitor, laughing and delivering lines like ‘I own you’ to The Weeknd’s character, as he instructed, and most of the people on the set.” found the scene “extremely disturbing.”
A second insider further claimed that the scene was filmed, and was “basically set up to create a pregnancy scare for Jocelyn.”
However, this source alleged that the scene was cut “due to story adjustments”, adding that it is “a normal part of the creative process on television series.”
Reacting to the new reports, social media users have expressed their dismay over the alleged cut scene.