Warning: spoilers for Swarm are below.
After it premiered at midnight last night (March 17), Swarm has taken over the internet. The new Amazon Prime Video series from Donald Glover and Janine Nabers is notable for a number of reasons, including a recently revealed appearance from Billie Eilish. She’s not the only music star in the show, as Chlöe also has a role, and there’s one scene in particular that is making waves online: the sex scene.
We won’t share it here (it’s easy enough to find, though, either via clips on Twitter or in the actual show), but for about 30 seconds in the first episode’s opening minutes, Chlöe and Damson Idris’ characters (Marissa Jackson and Khalid) have sex with each other as they talk dirty and make sexual noises. Partway through, Khalid notices Dominique Fishback’s character (Andrea “Dre” Greene) watching them from the doorway, but he continues and even flashes her a smile before Dre walks away.
Naturally, the explicit scene has drawn so many reactions on Twitter.
Chloe Bailey getting her back blown out in this new show? hold up lemme go check it out pic.twitter.com/sSV6tls63R
— Sam Yeezy (@samstaydipped) March 17, 2023
Me opening twitter and seeing Chloe Bailey and Damson Idris pic.twitter.com/kXVHO5MIUm
— Jase (@itsmejase_) March 17, 2023
In a recent Deadline interview, Chlöe spoke about filming the scene, saying, “I remember when I first read the script, I was like, ‘Oh, this is insane, this is incredible,’ and I cried, and then I realized, ‘You gotta do that sex scene, girl.’ And as open and liberal as I am with my body, I was very scared because I haven’t had that many partners, I’m not like that… that sexual and open. […] 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. […] I have to give a lot of kudos to him as a man for making me as a woman feel comfortable being literally raw and naked.”
Chloe Bailey on how Damson Idris made her comfortable filming her first love scene in ‘Swarm’ #SXSW pic.twitter.com/jKhKmlTHj4
— Deadline Hollywood (@DEADLINE) March 11, 2023
Find some more reactions below.
watching swarm and the first scene with chloe bailey is her getting her black blown out pic.twitter.com/VxmS3I52yB
— slurples (@SIurples) 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
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 — 8️⃣8️⃣ (@MillyBeamen) March 17, 2023
No way I just seen Damson Idris doing that to Chloe Bailey pic.twitter.com/6NkRAvc5r1
— ⁵chris🥷🏽 (@CheckDownChris) March 17, 2023
not even 5 minutes into swarm and chloe’s character is getting back shots…pic.twitter.com/JyBca1cBnZ
— mel (@crazy4keenry) March 17, 2023