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The Next Episode Of The Boys Is One Of The Most 'Sexually Graphic Hours Of Mainstream TV' Ever

Rachel Lang

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The Next Episode Of The Boys Is One Of The Most 'Sexually Graphic Hours Of Mainstream TV' Ever

The next episode of The Boys is not for the faint-hearted.

In fact, it could really be one for the record boys if showrunner Eric Kripke is to be believed.

He's told TVLine: "It’s probably one of the more graphic hours of mainstream television that I think anyone will have seen."

The episode contains the debaucherous 'Herogasm', which, for those that aren't aware, is a massive superhero-filled orgy.


The Herogasm was originally a six-issue spin-off miniseries of The Boys graphic novel, where the 'Supes' all team up under the guise of fighting a worldwide threat.

Instead it turns into a massive superhero orgy across six comic books that no doubt got readers a little hot under the collar.

The TV version is so graphic that The Boys dropped a trailer for the episode with a content warning attached.

"It is not suitable for any audience," the trailer reads.


The warning added that this is the 'only footage legal would approve to show ya ahead of time'.

Check it out here:

Meanwhile, showrunner Eric Kripke gave TVLine an insight into just how graphic Herogasm is.


"I think you have to really turn to porn to see things that are more graphic," Kripke said.

The showrunner also said that he was 'very surprised' at what the director was able to get away with in shooting the scene.

"When we first started prepping it with Nelson [Cragg], the director, and he was showing us what he had planned, I was just like, 'Wow, are we allowed to show all of that?'" Kripke said.

"They checked with Standards, and there’s like these hilarious rules about how often you can simulate humping and whether or not you can show an erect penis and how long you can show a private part."

Buckle in for a saucy ride. Credit: Prime Studios
Buckle in for a saucy ride. Credit: Prime Studios

He added: "There’s all these rules, but we were within the bounds of what the rules were. So the answer was we could show it."

Soldier Boy actor Jensen Ackles told ScreenRant that the crew looked 'traumatised' while filming the infamous scenes.

Meanwhile, Erin Moriarty, who plays Starlight, told the same outlet that Herogasm took five days to film with over 12 hours on set each day.


She called Herogasm 'amazing, hilarious, and scarring at the same time'.

And, while the TV show does depart a little from the original comic, Kripke assured fans via ScreenRant that fans of the (ahem) graphic novel will be pleased.

He said they will get the 'full 'Herogasm' experience'.

The Boys season 3, episode 6, debuts on Friday June 24 on Prime Video.

Featured Image Credit: Prime Studios.

Topics: Sex and Relationships, The Boys, Amazon Prime, TV and Film

Rachel Lang
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