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The Idol kicks off with Jocelyn (Lily-Rose Depp) posing for a really attractive photograph shoot. Her group, together with Troye Sivan’s Xander, is nervous about her after what she’s been by way of. They’re significantly involved about her psychological well being. “Mental illness is sexy,” Jocelyn’s report label exec, Nikki (Jane Adams), brashly says.

Throughout the revealing photograph shoot, a state of affairs arises relating to the nudity. Apparently, the nudity rider wants to vary if Jocelyn goes to point out extra of it. Jocelyn swears she doesn’t really feel pressured to point out nudity.

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lily-rose depp as jocelyn. (hbo)

Within the midst of the photograph shoot, her group discovers {that a} photograph has leaked of Jocelyn with c*m on her face. Naturally, they’re freaking out in regards to the optics, however much less involved about Jocelyn. Her group begins to collectively spiral over this photograph and what it might imply for Jocelyn’s profession (and theirs), however nobody has truly instructed her about one thing that straight impacts her. Jocelyn’s publicist (Dan Levy) notes that Jocelyn is already the #1 trending matter on Twitter, so it will probably’t be that unhealthy.

Jocelyn finally goes in search of her cellphone. When Leia (Rachel Sennott), her finest good friend, tries to vary the topic, Jocelyn begins to suspect one thing’s up.

A Vainness Truthful journalist, performed by Hari Nef, arrives and desires to speak with Jocelyn. She watches Jocelyn in dance rehearsal. Regardless of this changing into a rising disaster, Jocelyn is the final particular person to search out out in regards to the photograph scandal.

To let off some steam after the scandal erupts, Jocelyn goes to a membership. That’s the place she crosses paths with The Weeknd’s Tedros. She’s entranced with him proper off the bat. They start to make out in a stairwell. After they’re almost caught by Leia, Jocelyn and Tedros discuss her profession. “You have the best job in the world. You should be having way more fun,” Tedros tells her.

The subsequent day, she sits down with the Vainness Truthful author. There’s a back-and-forth about what’s on and off the report your entire time. There’s an elephant within the room, and it’s the photograph scandal.

That evening, Tedros involves Jocelyn’s home. Whereas he waits for her, he curiously seems to be round her place. He eyes her safety digital camera pretty shortly. Jocelyn and Tedros go into her music studio, and she or he performs him certainly one of her songs. She shares the primary music she recorded after her mom died.

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the weeknd and lily-rose depp as tedros and jocelyn. (hbo)

He likes it however has only one “minor” observe for her: “I don’t believe you. If you’re gonna sing a song called ‘I’m A Freak’ you should at least sing it like you know how to f**k.” She replies, “What makes you think I don’t know how to f**k?” He shortly snaps, “Your vocal performance.”

Tedros tells Jocelyn that she’s too “locked up” in her personal head. He believes she must “block out the world.” At this level, he has Jocelyn wrapped round his finger. He takes her gown and covers her face with it, however he doesn’t give her a solution to breathe. He pulls out a knife and orders Jocelyn to open her mouth. He cuts a gap so she will breathe. “Now you can see,” he says.

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