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    “I Feel Really Betrayed”: Lily-Rose Depp’s ‘The Idol’ Intimacy Coordinator Lashes Out At Series Makers For Mocking Her Job On Screen

    ‘The Idol’ has proven to be a disastrous piece of content for many reasons! Sam Levinson’s new endeavor with Lily-Rose Depp and Abel “The Weeknd” Tesfaye has irked the audience due to its explicit nudity and sexualization of the characters for no reason at all!

    Lily-Rose Depp’s Jocelyn is merely an object of desire for Tedros without having a substantial character arc. The Weeknd has also failed to surprise the audience, and in turn, the viewers are frustrated seeing his ways of getting the artistic streak out of Jocelyn through sexual acts and the pain emanating from them. Now, an intimacy coordinator, Alicia Rodis, has objected to the series for demeaning her vocation.

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    ‘The Idol’ Intimacy Coordinator Was Appalled By The Show’s Pilot Episode

    Lily-Rose Depp as Jocelyn in the first episode of 'The Idol'
    Lily-Rose Depp as Jocelyn in the first episode of ‘The Idol’

    ‘The Idol’ premiered on June 4, 2023, on HBO Max, and it became the most-watched series in the world in its first week. In the first scene, we can see Lily-Rose Depp‘s Jocelyn getting photographed for the relaunch of her career with her first single after her mental health breakdown. In the scene, the photographer asks Jocelyn to flash more boobs, but the intimacy coordinator on the set protests against it.

    When the coordinator says that the human rights structure does not allow her to show her skin, her manager shoves him into a bathroom. He asks a stranger to keep an eye on him by bribing him with $5,000.

    Marci Liroff, an experienced intimacy coordinator, got irked by seeing the ill-treatment of the professional. During an interview with Variety, she gave her reaction to the scene. Marci said, “To be honest, I had a very visceral reaction, I was appalled.”

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    Marci Felt Betrayed When The Series Made Fun Of Her Profession

    Marci Liroff
    Marci Liroff

    Marci Liroff is credited with working on projects like ‘From Scratch,’ ‘This Is Us,’ and ‘Hightown’ as an intimacy coordinator. During the interview, she confessed to “feeling betrayed” by HBO for allowing them to make fun of the profession. She continued, “I’m not alone in this, in terms of my intimacy coordinator communities: We look at HBO as our stalwart home, so to speak, because their work with Alicia Rodis was so good that they made it mandatory that all projects on HBO [featuring sexually intimate scenes] must hire in an intimacy coordinator.”

    Marci added, “It set a standard, and many other streamers and networks have followed along. So I felt really betrayed that they were making fun of us and the job. They were using us as the butt of the joke.”

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    Nishant Bhise
    Nishant Bhise
    Nishant Bhise is a Sub-Editor at FirstCuriosity. He has more than 2 years of experience in Entertainment content writing with the organization. Besides being a journalist and humanist, he loves cinema and intersectionality, basically everything that screams love, hope, and of course, Lady Gaga. Nishant loves and breathes popular culture, music, especially hip-hop and pop, and the royal family drama. Along with that, he takes great interest in the happenings in the technology world and politics. He is an LGBTQIA+ ally. Approach him with an apple juice to discuss Modern Family, Pose, and Schitt’s Creek.

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