Harley Quinn’s Wild Court of Owls Scene Tops The Boys’ ‘Herogasm,’ According to Fans

Not too long ago comic book fans were eagerly awaiting the arrival of The Boys’ “Herogasm” episode on Prime Video. Now there is a new superhero-based orgy on the scene that has found itself in direct competition with The Boys’ infamous episode, and it has arrived in the third season of HBO Max’s Harley Quinn animated series. The scenes in question came in the adult-aiming series as the fan-favorite Court of Owls put in their own mature performance and fans of the series were quick to say it delivered everything Herogasm did and more besides.

Of course, Harley Quinn is something of an anomaly in the world of comic book-related projects, delivering a very mature show while most of its peers are strictly PG-13. However, for the most part, that is what has made the show a hit amongst fans who have been clamoring for more superhero movies and shows to deliver the kind of mature content that the source material is known for. It is true that many big DC and Marvel comic book series are not aimed at children, and therefore it is not surprising that projects embracing that are usually heavily praised by aficionados of the genre.


The fourth episode of Harley Quinn’s third season is titled “A Thief, A Mole, An Orgy” and when it came to the latter of the three, the show didn’t hold back. In fact, as well as gaining an obvious comparison to The Boys, it also reignited the debate about a risky scene involving Batman and Catwoman that was not allowed to go ahead. Showrunner Justin Halpern previously explained:

“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.'”

It seems thought that they were allowed to get away with plenty of other things, and fans were clearly loving the risky episodes as they shared their opinions on Twitter.

Warner Bros. Tried To Limit Harley Quinn’s Excessive Swearing


While Harley Quinn has been given pretty much carte blanche when it comes to what they can and cannot get away with in the series, and the freedom to deliver a whole world of swearing, sex references and violence has helped the show stand out from the crowd. However, writer Tom Hyndman recently revealed that Warner Bros. did at one point attempt to limit the language in the show, but to no avail.

“One time, Warner Animation gave us a “f*ck count” because we were using f*ck too much and we got annoyed and then watched the pilot again and were like, “wow, we really do use f*ck a lot.””

Harley Quinn is currently available on HBO Max.