On Monday, Twitter was aroused by quite the juicy tidbit buried in a Variety piece about a popular superhero series.
Apparently, Batman absolutely cannot perform oral sex on Catwoman in the DC Entertainment-HBO Max adult animated series Harley Quinn.
Justin Halpern, a co-creator and executive producer of the highly graphic series, told the magazine:
In this third season of ‘Harley’ 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.’
While DC might want to consider selling another kind of toy if Batman proves to be such a staunch supporter of female pleasure, Halpern and his co-creator Patrick Schumacker also told Variety that DC has been pretty supportive of their show’s penchant for pushing the envelope.
Thankfully, Twitter users were up for making jokes about DC not wanting Batman going down…
Batman Begins but none of his ladies finish
— Malik 🎤 (@Malik4Play) June 14, 2021
Joker: “And where is the Batman?!”
Catwoman: “I can tell you where he’s not.”
— Eric Goldman (@TheEricGoldman) June 15, 2021
I think it says something about our culture where DC Comics and Warner Brothers won’t allow Batman to eat Catwoman out in a sex scene on the Harley Quinn adult animated show because “we sell action figures to kids” but Batman being a murderer in the live action movies is ok.
— Andrew Gilkison (@AndyDandyMandy) June 14, 2021
One of the problems is that Batman can’t move his neck.
— Gail Simone (@GailSimone) June 15, 2021
what if catwoman pegged batman instead
— jourdain searles (@judysquirrels) June 15, 2021
The recent news story that Batman is not allowed to go down on Catwoman has led me to discover this delightful story of Adam West (The 1960s Batman) and Frank Gorshin getting kicked out of a Hollywood orgy because they wouldn’t break character pic.twitter.com/XfjO44KDG7
— Amanda Wong 王慧婷 (@amandawtwong) June 14, 2021
I’m just glad Batman’s parents aren’t alive to see this discussion
— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) June 15, 2021