Harley Quinn

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Slashman
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Harley Quinn

Post by Slashman » Wed Jun 16, 2021 2:41 am

Harley Quinn is a great show but the DC head office felt they couldn't cross this one arbitrary line with Batman. Why not?

Bane is like my favorite character in that show by the way.
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Re: Harley Quinn

Post by fiendishrabbit » Wed Jun 16, 2021 9:31 pm

Even if Harley Quinn is aimed at a much older audience than most animated batman universe content they still have to take into account that Animated+Batman sends out certain cues. Cues that kids and not-so-savvy parents are not going to pick up.

So everything that Harley Quinn does is a gamble when it comes to brand, because it sends out a lot of the "I'm child friendly batman!" cues and it's mixed with content that's clearly not. But so far nothing in Harley Quinn would be all that awkward to explain to a 7-year-old that accidentally watched an episode, but a hypothetical batman-goes-down-on-catwoman might be.

So I understand DC execs not wanting to take that gamble one of the most lucrative brands in the entertainment industry.
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Re: Harley Quinn

Post by Slashman » Wed Jun 16, 2021 10:10 pm

On the one hand I hear you but on the other this is a show where Poison Ivy casually dissolves dumpers of toxic waste in acid and people are maimed and killed in gruesome ways a LOT onscreen. Why is that acceptable but an act of affection between two consenting adults is so hard to explain?

I mean children accidentally watch porn ALL the time in real life whether people want to admit it or not.
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Re: Harley Quinn

Post by Mecron » Sun Jun 20, 2021 7:51 pm

Yeah this is a non controversy. Also SLash, cmon. The property is literally based on the adventures of the guy who is the best at punching people in the face, violence is the most basic entry bar into the subject matter, not mature sexual scenes.

If you are going to point out the weird dichotomy about sex and violence, maybe look at women's wrestling;)

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