Batman Oral Sex Ban

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Name(s): Batman Oral Sex Ban, Pussygate
Date(s): March 23, 2021
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Batman Oral Sex Ban is an overnight fandom of fics and memes that started on June 14, 2021, after Justin Halpern and Patrick Schumacker, two of the co-creators and executive producers of the adult animated series Harley Quinn, were interviewed by Variety:

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

The idea that DC doesn't want Batman to give oral sex to Catwoman caused a strong reaction in fandom, with 'Heroes don’t do that' quickly turning into a catchphrase.

Fannish Reactions

Batman Begins but none of his ladies finish [2]





  1. ^ See: How ‘WandaVision,’ ‘The Umbrella Academy,’ ‘Harley Quinn’ Subvert the Superhero Genre, Archived version
  2. ^ The tweet is a play on the movie title, "Batman Begins." Batman Begins, Archived version by Malik (June14, 2021)
  3. ^ The post is a reaction to animus rox's tumblr post Bon Voyage, Pussy, Archived version