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    Chloe Bailey Faced Backlash For Her "Swarm" Sex Scene — Here's How She Responded

    “I learned so much being on that set."

    As you have probably seen, Swarm, starring Dominique Fishback, is currently the biggest show right now. The Donald Glover-directed project follows a young fan's unhealthy fixation with their favorite R&B star.

    closeup of Dominique in the show

    Because Swarm is inspired by stan culture, the show has been discussed heavily on Twitter. Like, within a few days, there's already been a new meme format:

    Gays in the 1940s when you said something mean about Judy Garland

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    But probably the most discussed element of the show was Chloe Bailey and Damson Idris' sex scene. This clip alone had 27 million views:

    Donald Glover's new show "Swarm" just dropped on Amazon Prime and there's a sex scene between Damson Idris & Chloe Bailey

    Twitter: @itsavibe

    Some people criticized how explicit the scene was:

    We honestly didn’t need to see Chloe get the back shots tho. Lol they could a been making out or sumthin 🤷🏾‍♀️ #Swarm

    @Need4LSpeed / Via Twitter: @Need4LSpeed

    25M views on the disgusting sex scene with Chloe and Damson. People are watching it like it's p*rn, but we are puritanical for saying that explicit sex scenes are unnecessary and that Chloe shouldn't have done it ? Okay

    Twitter: @Princesse_S_

    But most people defended the singer and the scene:

    Chloe and Damson were NOT actually having sex in that scene. They were ACTING. Y’all cannot be this dumb. Is this your first time watching a sex scene in a series or movie? Sex scenes are choreographed and fake. GROW UP.


    them choosing chloe and damson to do an explicit sex scene two minutes into the show is perfect. look how many people are tuning in just because of that

    Twitter: @thereturnofBWA

    Chloe has opened up about the scene in an interview with Deadline. "I remember when I first read the script, I was like, 'Oh this is insane. This is incredible.' I cried. Then I remembered, 'You gotta do that sex scene, girl,'" Chloe said. "As open and liberal as I am with my body, I was very scared because I haven’t had that many partners.

    Chloe Bailey on how Damson Idris made her comfortable filming her first love scene in ‘Swarm’ #SXSW


    "I’m not like that — like that that sexual and open,” she continued. “Damson made it really comfortable. You know, there were limited people on set — it was a closed set. We were laughing in between. We literally had a bouncy ball in between us. It took all the nervousness away from it."

    chloe during the interview

    In a recent interview with ET Canada, Chloe was also asked about the controversy/backlash of the scene. "I was laughing about it," she said. "I am really proud of my performance in that show and being on set with such incredible actors like Damson and Dominique and being directed by Donald Glover and being on set with the likes of Malia Obama and Janine [Nabers] and everybody."

    chloe singing on stage

    “I learned so much being on that set," she added. "I also learned that it’s OK to be imperfect as an actor because that’s where the realness lies."

    chloe on stage

    "We’re not supposed to play like this perfectly built human being — because that doesn’t exist in the real world. So when I let that go, acting became an even deeper love for me.”

    closeup of chloe

    Exactly! Good for you, Chloe! You can read Chloe's interview with ET Canada here, and you can stream Swarm on Amazon Prime now.