Donald Glover’s “SWARM” has the Internet in a total chokehold. After the show’s release on Prime Video, viewers have been reeling from the electrifying performance of Dominique Fishback as a deranged and murderous fan, that sex scene featuring Chloe Bailey and Damson Idris, and former First Daughter Malia Obama’s TV writing debut. Find out why the series has social media buzzzzzzing inside…
WARNING! There may be spoilers in this article.
“SWARM” marks the first collaboration between Prime Video and Donald Glover, the creator and star of the award-winning show “Atlanta.” Janine Nabers (“Atlanta,” “Watchman”) co-created the series.
The psychological thriller series delves into the dark side of music fandom, and with Donald’s reputation for creating thought-provoking and boundary-pushing art, “SWARM” is a must-watch for fans of both his music and his TV work.
— Dominique Fishback (@Domfishback) March 17, 2023
Dominique Fishback totally slays her character, Dre, who is a super-fan of Ni’Jah, a pop star with many similarities to Beyoncé.
In the first episode, we meet Dre, a gentle and amiable Black woman who lives with her foster sister Marissa (Chloe Bailey) and struggles to make ends meet in their cramped apartment in Houston, Texas. However, as the episode progresses, we witness Dre’s descent into a frenzied and ruthless state of mind, consumed by delusions of guilt and a thirst for revenge after feeling responsible for Marissa’s suicide.
Damson Idris, Kiersey Clemons, Paris Jackson, and Billie Eilish are among the ill-fated characters who cross paths with Dre.
The people are already predicting EMMY wins in her future:
Dominique Fishback absolutely deserves to be in the awards conversation for her electrifying, unsettling and genuinely heartbreaking turn in #SWARM.
What an incredible, monumental performance. Wow. pic.twitter.com/aWzmPdjSfr
— ahmad (@thisisnotahmad) March 17, 2023
#Swarm was 10 outta 10, give Dominique Fishback all the awards pic.twitter.com/zn6aaYp882
— mj (@myles_jacks0n) March 17, 2023
These 2 Dominique Fishback scenes should be shown in every acting class from now until the end of time #Swarm I could name more but I don’t wanna show spoilers pic.twitter.com/81Bo5Omhah
— Harper Stern’s Anxiety (@B_ImDanaDane_) March 19, 2023
Dominique Fishback should be running away with every award this season. My god what a performance #SwarmOnPrime pic.twitter.com/JD1ImTGOBp
— Tanner Forbes (@TannerForbes3) March 18, 2023
DOMINIQUE FISHBACK, ladies and ladies. pic.twitter.com/L1IU7EGFvf
— amber was here (@xsidneyprescott) March 17, 2023
“When I was younger, I watched Monster with Charlize Theron… And I watched Heath Ledger do the Joker and you see all of these people get to really tap into different characters,” Dominique told ET about wanting to take on this role. “I was like, ‘Man, I want to get the opportunity to really just stretch myself as an actor and explore the human psyche in ways that I would never do.’ …And, I feel like I got that freedom to do so at Dre’s expense. She’s so angry.”
Sis will def land a few awards for her performance. It was THAT good.
Swarm (2023) Chloe Bailey Full Sex Scene pic.twitter.com/M7kggVbkli
— The Big Dipper (@GiovanniDeluxxe) March 17, 2023
Chloe Bailey’s sex scene in “SWARM” caused a stir on the Internet.
In the first episode, Dre watches through an open door as her sister Marissa (Chloe) and her boyfriend Khalid (Damson Idris) engage in sexual activity. Khalid notices Dre watching and acknowledges her with a smile and nod. Fans took to Twitter to share their reactions and memes after witnessing Chloe’s scene with Idris. Peep the reactions below:
This negro Franklin Saint aka Damson Idris had Chloe Bailey face down into the pillow.
This is how I’m about to be at church on Sunday… pic.twitter.com/mGAypFonUg
— Lil Double Tetsuo — (@MillyBeamen) March 17, 2023
Damson Idris is shooting such scenes with Chloe Bailey and going home to Lori Harvey ??pic.twitter.com/ZPxpxyb1gW
— Post Carlone (@carltonkitheka1) March 17, 2023
I find it odd that folks are slut shaming Chloe like Damson isn’t also in this scene having sex lol…. https://t.co/qXqeww3nvA
— Ms. KANG the Conqueror (@BigEsqBae) March 17, 2023
About to turn into Dre over this Chloe sex scene discourse but i’m trying to fight it pic.twitter.com/eEGHrPp5Mb
— Vannah| Body Do Stan (@psavannahhh) March 19, 2023
Fans have everything to say about Chloe’s explicit scene since she’s also staring in a new gospel musical comedy titled “Praise This.” See the reactions:
No way u can have a gospel movie for kids and a sex scene out simultaneously
Chloe Bailey:#ChloeBailey #DamsonIdris #Swarm #SwarmOnPrime pic.twitter.com/KxFLrIVNXB
— J_1neofakindnoocap (@1_ofakindnocap) March 17, 2023
Ain’t Chloe just debut that choir gospel movie trailer not too long ago and now they put out the sex scene in swarm?? That shit ain’t even get a chance
— Jo. (@misstewarii) March 17, 2023
I do not mind a sex scene I’m just wondering what strat Chloe’s team is on in establishing her brand/story of who she is as an artist/entertainer.
The gospel movie, that feature, the album cover, the choice in singles it’s like they are throwing everything to see what sticks.
— Kundi (@namedconquer) March 17, 2023
Seems like selective outrage to us.
By the way, ”Praise This” will begin streaming on Peacock beginning on April 7, 2023.
One could make the argument that the fourth episode of “SWARM” was the strongest episode.
“Did you hurt someone?”@SwarmOnPrime, out tomorrow pic.twitter.com/RTnTIVnR29
— Prime Video (@PrimeVideo) March 16, 2023
Notably, Malia Obama, former First Daughter, made her debut as a staff writer for the show under the name Malia Ann. While this marks her first foray into television writing, she has previously contributed to the web series “West Wing Week” and the documentary “By the People: The Election of Barack Obama.”
Co-creator Janine Nabers collaborated with Malia in writing the episode “Girl, Bye.” During an interview with Entertainment Tonight, Janine lauded Malia’s writing skills and her understanding of the art form.
“Some of her pitches were wild as hell, and they were just so good and so funny,” Janine told the outlet. “She’s an incredible writer. She brought a lot to the table. She’s really, really dedicated to her craft.”
She went on to say the episode is likely one of the “wildest episodes” the series has.
”I think it’s going to surprise a lot of people. It’s pretty dope. I’m really proud of it,” Janine said. “I’m really excited for everyone to get to know [Malia’s] work, and the work of the [other] writers on the show.”
So, if you decide to binge watch “SWARM” brace yourself for one intense ride! Have you watched the series yet? If so, sound off about it in the comments!