HBO’s new series Euphoria is set to shock viewers with graphic sex scenes and a devastating drug overdose.
The show is filled with nudity, violence and drug use among young people – and even shows an erect penis.
It features Eric Dane, who commits statutory rape with a 17-year-old trans girl, played by Hunter Schafer, 20.
The aroused penis is supposed to be belong to Eric’s character… but, sadly, he’s using a prosthetic.
Euphoria creator Sam Levinson told The Hollywood Reporter: “There are going to be parents who are going to be totally f***ing freaked out.”
Levinson wrote all eight episodes based on his own past struggles with addiction.
Castmember Maude Apatow added “It’s a good insight into how hard it is to grow up in this time.”
HBO programming president Casey Bloys said: “We’re not trying to put out a Gossip Girl.
“It’s not for everyone. It’s not sensational to be sensational.
“It may seem boundary-pushing, and the idea of putting them on TV may be, but somebody lived them.”
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The pilot sees Zendaya’s character suffer a shocking drug overdose.
She’s using the role to transition from Disney star to adult actress
She said: “I’ve only really done family movies, so everybody sees me a certain way and doesn’t assume that I can do [a part like this] — or that I want to.”
Meanwhile, American organisation Parents Television Council president Tim Winter argues that the series “appears to be overtly, intentionally marketing extremely graphic adult content — sex, violence, profanity and drug use — to teens and preteens.”
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