- The creators of HBO Max’s adult animated show “Harley Quinn” were recently interviewed by Variety.
- They revealed that DC wouldn’t allow a scene in season three with Batman giving Catwoman oral sex.
- “They’re like, ‘Heroes don’t do that.’ So we said, ‘Are you saying heroes are just selfish lovers?'”
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Despite the oft-risqué content of HBO Max‘s animated show “Harley Quinn,” which features Kaley Cuoco as the voice of the titular character, showrunners say they still have limits when it comes to the world’s “heroes.”
“It’s incredibly gratifying and free to be using characters that are considered villains because you just have so much more leeway,” Halpern said. “A perfect example of that is in this third season of ‘Harley’ [when] we had a moment where Batman was going down on Catwoman.”
“DC was like, ‘You can’t do that. You absolutely cannot do that.’ They’re like, ‘Heroes don’t do that,'” he continued. “So, we said, ‘Are you saying heroes are just selfish lovers?’ They were like, ‘No, it’s that we sell consumer toys for heroes. It’s hard to sell a toy if Batman is also going down on someone.'”
Halpern and Schumacker both clarified that DC has been generally supportive of their vision for the show, which includes plenty of violent and sexual scenes that push the envelope of superhero stories onscreen.
But fans of Batman were still quick to share jokes and memes about the situation – and the hero’s apparent inability to please women.
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