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Zendaya Breaks Away From Her Disney Image In ‘Euphoria’

Euphoria is a HBO original drama series about the real life struggles of drug abuse and anxiety. The show also portrays the struggles and adventures of teenagers in 2019. Warning: the show is pretty extreme and is for mature audiences.

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Rue, played by Zendaya, is a troubled teenager that suffers from a drug problem. She explains how she overdosed and was found by her sister. She was quickly sent to rehab for the summer, then was released. However, she had no intention of staying away from drugs.

Jules (Hunter Schafer), a transgender woman, recently moved from out of town with her dad. She uses an app to find herself some casual hookups. She finds herself ditching the man and goes to high school jock, Nate’s (Jacob Elordi), party. This is where her and Rue first meet and instantly click, becoming closer and closer in each episode. (We don’t want to give too much away.)

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Euphoria also displays issues that these high school students face throughout the school year. One character’s non consented sex tape is leaked and shown around school, whilst another character’s “nudes” were shown to a group of boys (without her permission) amongst other issues.

It’s got a TV-MA rating and an important warning before the show begins because of the topics that are discussed and shown throughout the show. There are sequences of strong sexual content, drug use, language, and overall may be difficult for some viewers. Zendaya took to Twitter to warn her fans of what the show holds and they should only watch if they’re comfortable doing so.

 

 

Euphoria airs on Sundays at 10p.m. on HBO, binge on the recent episodes right now on HBO GO or HBO NOW.

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