Cat got your tongue, Batman?
Twitter is on fire this week, as fans weigh in on DC’s decision to put the kibosh on showing a certain… sex act… between Batman and Catwoman.
It was supposed to happen in the third season of the Harley Quinn animated series, which notoriously pushes A LOT of boundaries.
“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.’”
Variety issued the following disclaimer on the matter:
“In fairness to DC, both Halpern and [co-creator Patrick] 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.”
Seasons one and two of Harley Quinn are now streaming on HBO Max. The third season does not have an official release date yet.