A six part series loosely based on NXIVM?
From the gutters of Hollywood comes a new HBO series – The Idol, staring Lily-Rose Depp and Abel Tesfaye.
It is a tawdry combination of skin, partying, grit, and sinister coercive control.
The six-part HBO series is about a young pop singer named Jocelyn (Lily-Rose Depp) who dates a Los Angeles nightclub owner named Tedros.
But the Allison Mack-like Depp does not know Tedros is the leader of a secret cult.
“The premise sounds like it took inspiration from the real-life tale of the NXIVM sex cult, which was led by con-man Keith Raniere and Smallville star Allison Mack, and targeted young Hollywood actresses,” Giant Freakin Robot writes.
Sam Levinson co-created the series. He created Zendaya’s hit show Euphoria. Tesfaye and Reza Fahim are co-creators.
Joe Epstein is the show-runner and writer.
Mary Laws writes and is the executive producer.
According to Deadline: “The teaser debuted last night at the Weeknd’s concert in Las Vegas, a bit of meta-positioning as the series delves into the world of pop music and all of its excesses. The quick-cut teaser flashes plenty of skin and hints of debauchery.
“‘That’s sex,’ one character says with eyes glued to her smart phone. ‘That’s what we’re selling.'”
As Lloyd Bentsen once said to Dan Quayle, “You’re no Jack Kennedy,” I hope we won’t end up saying to Depp, “You’re no Allison Mack.”
With cults becoming more popular daily and more entrepreneurs running them, some guidelines are necessary.
Mothers, tell your children not to do what Keith Raniere has done.
A word to the wise for all the bright and outstanding cult leaders of the world.
Do not brand them. But if you must brand them, don’t burn them on their groin. But if you have to brand them on their groin, don’t stamp them with your initials. But if you have to take the hot iron and engrave them with your initials, at least tell them it’s your initials – not the four elements.
But if you don’t feel you can tell them it’s your initials, at least don’t take collateral, which they can later say forced them to have sex with your ugly ass.
In today’s burgeoning cult business environment, it stands to reason that cult leaders should practice safe cult leadership.
Follow these common sense tips, and reap the benefits that leading a cult can bring.
We will be watching to see if Depp gets involved in the cult and what happens to her. And if Tedros winds up in the slammer for 120 years.
This is fun. But can you please do a deep dive on “One Asian”?
Yes I am going to do that soon.
And do that for SOP, Jness, GBD etc. Pick up the ball and run with it, Frank.
She looks so sad. Does Hollywood make anyone happy anymore?
How do such smart people fall for Hollywood and all those different cults?
It definitely sounds like the show is taking aspects of Nxivm but also the 7M cult.
In light of the anticipation of Mr. Patriot God’s upcoming series of articles (which I still have no clue why you haven’t published them yet?!), I was hoping to be able to utilize the comment section of this article to be able to interview Mr. Patriot God and ask him some burning questions as well as be able to inquire him about some of his controversial political and anthropologic views while we await their publication.
So if he can consents to this, may I please interview him and count on you and your lovely staff members to honor all of his rights to free speech (no matter whom it may offend and/or not offend) in the process and not deny him the ability to speak fully and uncensored?
Please answer me about this without being evasive ASAP.
If you do an interview I would be interested in publishing it as a separate post.
Ok, Mr. Parlato, but you still need to publish his series of articles FIRST like you said that you would.
Why do you keep publishing all these new articles and not his?! It’s very obvious that you don’t have his as a priority. You said you had a few articles left and then you’d publish them and it’s been like almost 20 articles later and you still haven’t published them. And are choosing to just post things up like this one instead. Please stop that.
Im going to do the interview in this comment section if he agrees.
All I’m asking of you is not to censor him or his replies.
Can I have your word to honor his free speech?
I am reviewing his articles.
Ok well please hurry up with it.
Also please do not withhold his right to free speech from him either.
Also, please don’t put any of your words is his articles in brackets or wrote some intro to “explain” and/or indicate to the readers that he’s “insane” or “racist”. Just let him speak for himself without you shadowing him.
If you want to reply to Patriot God’s comments or published work, then please do so in the comments section below or on another article where you get to have the floor.
Please give him the full floor and show him respect without any censorship from you and/or your staff.
Please and thank you.