DC Comics has made a bizarre move that has shocked people on social media and it's all about Batman's sex life.
While audiences rarely ever see the Caped Crusader get down and dirty, it looks like there will be one scene he absolutely won't be doing.
In a recent interview with Variety, Harley Quinn co-creators and executive producers Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker spoke about the challenges involved in creating an R-rated show with DC characters.
They are usually allowed to push the envelope when it comes to plot lines and character arcs, but DC put its foot down when Halpern and Schumacker expressed how they wanted a scene where Batman went down on Catwoman.
The spicy moment that involved oral pleasure had crossed the line for senior executives and they blocked it from making it to the small screen.
Halpern said: "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.'"
It's an interesting line to draw considering Batman literally prowls around Gotham City and rounds up the worst criminals with his own violent sense of justice.
We've seen the Caped Crusader do some pretty hectic things and everyone knows his civilian alter-ego Bruce Wayne can be a bit of a party animal slash bachelor.
If it was a family-friendly show then it's understandable why they would be so resistant to show something so explicit, however Harley Quinn has been an R-rated show from the get-go.
People on social media were pretty shocked at the decision to keep Batman selfish in the bedroom.
It's not the first time there has been some R-rated controversy regarding the Batman.
Three years ago, a more adult version of the DC comic showed the Caped Crusader's penis.
Yes, for the first time ever, Bruce Wayne's manhood was revealed to readers who picked up Batman: Damned.
It was done tastefully and wasn't designed to spark any particular outrage, however, many people were shocked the illustrators decided to show Batman in the flesh (the whole flesh).
The story, which saw the iconic superhero facing off against John Constantine, was released as part of the string of new titles under DC Black Label. But despite the fact the illustrations were intended for more mature audiences, DC Comics co-publishers Jim Lee and Dan DiDio have expressed regret over some of the 'publishing decisions' that were made.
In other words, perhaps the fans weren't ready for Batman full-frontal.
There was certainly a healthy level of buzz surrounding the superhero's schlong, mostly because up until this point comics have generally shied away from portraying their male protagonists as being overtly sexual.
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