HBO's new show is being called one of the most explicit series ever put on TV
One episode shows "30 penises in a single scene". That... is a lot of penises.
HBO being HBO, they love to push the envelope.
Push that envelope right off the desk, out the window, and down the street into someone's face.
Game Of Thrones, Sex & The City, The Wire, Deadwood, Girls, Sharp Objects, and many more have tackled sex, drugs, violence, profanity, and everything in between in an extremely head-on fashion.
So for their new show Euphoria to be labelled as one of the most explicit things ever shown to audiences, then you we should probably brace ourselves.
The Hollywood Reporter have stated that it "perhaps the most unflinching, not to mention explicit, take on modern adolescence ever to hit U.S. television", while the show's second episode features an erect [prosthetic] penis, and one scene that features around 30 penises on screen.
They also reported that one of the principal cast members stepped away from the show entirely due to the unpredictable nature of his character:
"The risqué material was even too much for a principal cast member. While shooting the pilot, [one actor] wanted out of the show.
"Details surrounding his exit are fiercely guarded, but sources say Bradley was uncomfortable shooting scenes that weren't in the original pilot script and suggested his character would experiment with homosexuality in future episodes."
As for what the series is actually about, HBO keep it nice and light on the details:
"A look at life for a group of high school students as they grapple with issues of drugs, sex, and violence."
The show comes from writer/director Sam Levinson, best known for 2018's button-pusher Assassination Nation, and stars Spider-Man: Homecoming's Zendaya, as well as Austin Abrams (Paper Towns), Maude Apatow (Knocked Up), Eric Dane (Grey's Anatomy), and Barbie Ferreira (Divorce).
Euphoria debuts in the States on Sunday 16 June, and is expected to premiere on Sky Atlantic later in 2019.
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