Donald Glover's 'weird' one-night stand inspired Rory Culkin's popular 'Swarm' sex scene
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA: A popular sex scene from Amazon Prime's latest series, 'Swarm', was inspired by the real-life experience of Donald Glover. The hit series on Prime Video featured a full-frontal shot of Rory Culkin as his character startled Dominique Fishback's character, Dre, the morning after a one-night stand. In the television show, Dre was awakened by Culkin's character, who then offered her a dish of strawberries that just so happened to be next to his genitals.
Co-creator Glover reportedly had a similar encounter, but with a different variety of fruit. "Donald told this very funny story about a girl who he really liked, and how after they hooked [up], he was standing there with a bowl of cherries, just being like, 'Hey,'" the Prime Video show's co-creator, Janine Nabers, told Insider.
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'She was like, so not into it'
The cherries weren't a success in Glover's real life. "She was like, so not into it," continued Nabers before adding, "because it's so weird to hook up with a guy you barely know and then wake up with him holding a bowl of cherries." Glover, 39, didn't object when Nabers decided to add it to the 'Swarm' screenplay. The R-rated episode of the hit series has gone viral for reasons other than Culkin's nude moment. Co-stars Chloe Bailey and Damson Idris stirred up Twitter last week after their steamy and graphic sex scene left many viewers hankering for more. 'Swarm' follows Dre (Fishback), a distorted heroine whose unhealthy obsession with a Beyonce-like figure called Ni'Jah drives her into a murderous journey.
'Dre is an outsider in her own life'
In an earlier interview, Nabers discussed her and Glover's motivation for the show, which follows Dre as she deals with a devastating loss and subsequent descent into deadly insanity. "I'm a Black woman, so any ankle into this story was always gonna be rooted in that," the playwright stated, adding, "there's a lot of different things that we set out to look at in terms of just, like, online stan culture and stuff, but that is very much a backdrop to what this story is. This story at the end of the day is really about Dre and her relationship with her sister, and how this pilot becomes the origin story of a villain." According to Nabers, Dre is "an outsider in her own life," and the show explores how she ultimately finds her own identity as an adult woman.
'Swarm' is currently streaming on Amazon Prime Video.