Swarm is Donald Glover’s latest project, and it’s taking social media by storm following its premiere on Amazon Prime Video earlier this weekend. The show specifically explores celebrity stan culture and what happens when it goes too far. Seeing as the actor – also known by his musical moniker, Childish Gambino – has spent a fair amount of time in Hollywood, he’s no stranger to obsessive followers going above and beyond to get his attention. In fact, the Atlanta star recently revealed that a fan once asked him to have sex with his girlfriend.
“There was one time after a show, a guy asked me to sleep with his girlfriend,” Glover recalled. When presumably asked if he took the fan up on the offer, the multi-talent jokingly replied that he was busy at the time. He later followed up by saying, “I was like, ‘I don’t know if this is a good idea.’”
Glover’s Take On Stan Culture
As it turns out, Glover isn’t the only member of the Swarm team who has had an unusual encounter with an over-enthused fan. Damson Idris, who plays Khalid in the popular new series, also had a story to tell. “Someone once ran up to me and began to let me know exactly why we’re married. Why we have a bunch of kids together, and the food I ate that morning with her,” the actor recounted.
While the seven-episode project may be a serial killer satire, it focuses on the same type of toxic attachments that lead to celebrities having these types of run-ins. Swarm follows Dre, played by Dominique Fishback, a fan of singer Ni’Jah who is clearly based on the real-life music icon Beyoncé. It explores how the main character’s parasocial relationship with the vocalist sends her to strange and dark places.
Amazon Prime Video’s Swarm Trailer
The show has an all-star cast that features the likes of Billie Eilish and Chloe Bailey (who made waves thanks to her steamy sex scene with the English actor in the first episode). In the clip where Gambino and Idris were asked about their wildest stan experiences, their co-stars all shared things that they believe deserve to have stans. The R&B singer said she believes The Karamo Show and Legos were underrated. As for Fishback, she feels as though Brooklyn deserves more love. Nitrine, on the other hand, believes that New York pizza is stan-worthy. Have you turned into Swarm yet? Tell us in the comments below.