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Abel ‘The Weekend’ Tesfaye Finally Respond to The Backlash Over His HBO Series ‘The Idol’ Sex Scenes

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Singer-actor Abel Tesfaye also known as The Weekend finally shared his insights about receiving backlash for his new HBO series ‘The Idol’ sex scenes. In a recent interview with GQ, the singer revealed there is nothing sexy about his character Tedros and Lily-Rose Depp’s Jocelyn getting intimate on screen. Let’s dig into the details.

Abel said there is nothing sexy about the scenes 

The “Die For You” singer told the outlet, “There’s nothing sexy about it. When we use Basic Instinct as a reference, we’re using Verhoeven. Verhoeven is the king of ’90s satire thriller — yes, there’s moments of ‘sexy’ in his films but there are other moments that are very cheesy and hilarious. However you’re feeling watching that scene, whether it’s discomfort, or you feel gross, or you feel embarrassed for the characters. It’s all those emotions adding up to: This guy is in way over his head, this situation is one where he is not supposed to be here.”

“You look at him, and this is a score — Jocelyn might be the biggest score he’s ever had. It’s very obvious. He’s over-indulging, he walks into this house looking around like, ‘Goddamn, am I way over my head? This can be the biggest job I’ve ever done. Whatever it is that he’s doing,” he said of his character. “Even the sex, it’s so gluttonous. Especially in episode 2. ‘Gluttony’ is the only word I can think of [to describe it]. He can’t believe he’s there. He comes off like such a loser. Those moments are the humanity that you find in a psychopath, the chink in his armor.”

Moreover, he added, “With this show, we love to play with the emotions. We’re puppet-mastering your feelings through the show. It’s never a consistent tone, and that’s on purpose. No matter how dark a scene is, you can find the comedy in it.”

Previously, He previously slammed a Rolling Stone expose that claimed that the drama had  “gone wildly, disgustingly off the rails.”

He said t in a Vanity Fair profile, that he “thought the article was ridiculous,” adding, “I wanted to give a ridiculous response to it.”

Also Read: The Weekend Revealed His New Album Probably Be His ‘Last Hurrah’ as The Weeknd

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