Although there is a debate as to what extent ‘Succession’ is drama or comedy, what is clear is that the excellent HBO series is a satire and, as such, we find situations and dialogues with a lot of echoes of real things. .. or urban legends of elite people. Whether business… or cinematographic.
This is the case of the fifth episode of this season, ‘The blacklist‘ (The Kill List) in which in a brilliant new exchange between the odd couple of Tom (Matthew MacFayden) and Greg (Nicholas Braun), the second tells the first a disturbing rumor about his hostLukas Matsson (Alexander Skarsgard):
«Matsson is very cold. when he fucks [con desconocidas] puts on noise canceling headphones. podcasts. He lays back, hits play, and watches them slide down his stake. »
Sex, helmets and vapers
A line of dialogue that could have passed as one more about rich eccentricities… but that fans of the series have related (you just have to see the thread on Reddit) right away with Leonardo DiCaprio as an alleged behavior of his when having sexual relations.
A rumor/urban legend emerging from websites like Deuxmoi and tabloids like OK! (reproduced by Jezebel) that recount, in the mouth of friends of supposed leagues of the star, how in bed he put on noise canceling headphoneshe turned on his vaper, lay down, closed his eyes and signaled to the girl to continue “to the mess”.
Like all rumors, this one resurfaces from time to time and the writers of the episode (Jon Brown and Ted Cohen) they have transformed it into one about the swedish tycoon. The fact that it is a reference to the urban legend does not, however, give it validity. In fact, Jesse Armstrong’s team are usually very careful with references and never name anyone… and this is no exception.
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