DC Removed a HARLEY QUINN Season 3 Scene Involving Batman and Catwoman Doing Something That “Heroes Don’t Do.”
The Harley Quinn creative team likes to have fun with the series characters and it wanted to push that even further in Harley Quinn season 3. It also doesn’t shy away from going dark, crazy, violent, and weird. But, apparently, Warner Bros. and DC do have a line that they aren’t able to cross. That line involves Batman performing oral sex on Catwoman.
Series showrunner and executive producers Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker talked about the series in an interview with Variety, in which they revealed that DC asked them to cut out that scene because “Heroes don’t do that.” The article explains:
Harley Quinn is also unique among the current crop of comic content in that its main character and all of her closest allies are villains rather than heroes in the DC canon. That allows the show to do different things with the characters that heroes simply cannot do — at least according to DC.
“It’s incredibly gratifying and free to be using characters that are considered villains because you just have so much more leeway,” says Halpern. “A perfect example of that is in this third season of ‘Harley’ [when] we had a moment where Batman was going down on Catwoman. And DC was like, ‘You can’t do that. You absolutely cannot do that.’ They’re like, ‘Heroes don’t do that.’ 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.’”
(In fairness to DC, both Halpern and Schumacker went on to say that the company has been remarkably supportive of their series and has allowed them to push the envelope numerous times. Still, it remains to be seen if Batman and Catwoman will be shown engaging in some bedroom antics in Season 3 or if it will simply be implied via cunning linguistics.)
Now, you know why the internet cannot stop talking about this, and well, Batman can be selfish in many ways, so why not add being a selfish lover to the list… thanks to DC’s “Court of Owls.”
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