HBO's Explicit 'Euphoria' Courts Controversy: How Much Teen Sex and Drugs Is Too Much?


HBO's new show is very explicit. How explicit?

the show shows:

> an erected penis (of Eric Dane's character), when he rapes a 17-year-old trans girl

> a drug overdose

> a (teen) sex scene involving choking

> 30 penises (?)

- according to HBO's CEO it makes 13 Reasons Why look like an "an after-school special"

- Actor Brian "Astro" Bradley was uncomfortable filming certain scenes and fought hard to get out of his contract. Algee Smith replaced him. (Details about this incident are "fiercely guarded")

- HBO nixed a gender-bent Carrie homage scene involving naked high school boys

- the show has an intimacy coordinator

- they don't use coverage pads for sex scenes bc they would not work with the sex positions they use