Lily-Rose Depp Defends Sam Levinson Amid ‘The Idol’ Drama


| LAST UPDATE 03/07/2023

By Alyssa Williams
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Lily-Rose Depp, the lead actress of The Idol, has come forward to defend Sam Levinson, the director of the upcoming HBO show. This comes after serious allegations about inappropriate conduct were made against the production by some members of the team. The claims have raised concerns about how far is too far when it comes to depicting sensitive topics in media...

According to Rolling Stone, Lily-Rose Depp spoke highly of Levinson, calling him the best director she's ever worked with. She praised their collaborative relationship and emphasized how much she values his respect for her input and opinions. "Never have I felt more supported or respected in a creative space, my input and opinions more valued. Working with Sam is a true collaboration in every way," she gushed. However, not all members of the production team share her enthusiasm.

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One anonymous source claimed that The Idol started as a dark satire but ended up becoming what it was meant to be satirizing. They expressed concern that the show had gone too far in its depiction of fame and manipulation. These allegations are raising discussions about how the media should approach controversial and sensitive issues. While such topics can make for compelling entertainment, it's crucial to handle them with care and sensitivity. According to some users, production companies have a responsibility to be mindful of how media portrays these topics and hold our media accountable for their actions.

In response to these allegations, HBO released a statement to Pitchfork saying that The Idol is one of their most exciting and provocative shows. They also emphasized their commitment to creating a safe and respectful working environment for everyone involved in the production process. Last year, they made some changes to ensure that this was the case. Some fans are saying Lily-Rose Depp's support for Sam Levinson is commendable, while others are emphasizing it's important for everyone involved in creating entertainment – from directors to actors to producers – to prioritize respect and safety above all else when approaching sensitive topics in media. Stay tuned while this saga continues...

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