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Real Heroes Don’t Perform Oral Sex, Says DC
Film & TV|Jun 24, 2021

Real Heroes Don’t Perform Oral Sex, Says DC

I Guess We All Know Batman's One Rule Now.
Amie Wee

HBO Max’s R-rated Harley Quinn animated series is brimming with sex, dirty jokes, gore, swearing, cannibalism, explosions and even an ice vagina. While it would appear that nothing is off limits for the often-violent, very adult cartoon, there’s one place that no DC superhero is allowed to go… and that’s down…

In a recent interview with Variety, Harley Quinn series co-creators Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker dropped a bomb that sent the internet into a frenzy: Batman doesn’t eat pussy.

“It’s incredibly gratifying and free to be using characters that are considered villains because you just have so much more leeway,” Halpern told Variety.

“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 season two of Harley, Poison Ivy ditches her dude before running off into the sunset with Harley, while in another episode, Batman actually has sex with Batgirl. So we can assume that DC’s issue isn’t with sexual representation and raunch, but rather that Batman giving head plays into some bizarre kind of emasculation. Needless to say, Twitter had a field day with the Batman oral sex saga and provided many excellent memes and tweets. Here are a few of our favourites.

 

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DC says that real heroes don’t eat pussy, but do they eat arse?