The newly released trailer for Harley Quinn: A very problematic Valentine’s Day Special teasing a cheeky DC love fest. Praised for its take on the superhero genre, the Harley Quinn The animated series centers on the titular villain (Kaley Cuoco) and her attempt to take over Gotham with the help of her crew. The upcoming holiday special follows the Season 3 finale and acts as a middleman while it is Harley Quinn Season 4 is in development. The episode will premiere on HBO Max on February 9.
HBO Max‘s Harley Quinn: A Very Problematic Valentine’s Day the trailer offers an abundance of creepiness for its DC characters.
The trailer starts off pretty healthy, with Batman (Diedrich Bader) giving Catwoman some bat-shaped chocolates, and Kite Man (Matt Oberg) and Golden Glider (Cathy Ang) sailing through the air making a glowing heart in the sky. The content then descends into something decidedly more explicit, with a ribald – and public – sequence to close the preview.
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The special will revolve around Harley and her quest to create the perfect first Valentine’s Day for Poison Ivy (Lake Bell). Meanwhile, Bane’s (James Adomian) attempts to impress a date go awry, and Clayface (Alan Tudyk) experiments with self-love. Promising a ton of laughs and good fun, the special is further proof of Harley Quinn‘s success in pushing the envelope. The show’s adult humor and animated DC characters have proven to be an unexpected but golden combination. Additionally, Harley and Ivy’s budding relationship throughout the seasons has been a milestone for LGBTQ+ representation. These elements have been somewhat attributed to the fact that Harley Quinn centered around villains, giving the creators more freedom in terms of their story and characterization.
Executive producer Justin Halpern’s revelations about a cut season 3 joke therefore shocked fans as it seemed to contradict the very nature of Harley Quinn. Halpern shared that there was originally a scene with Batman going down on Catwoman that was ultimately cut because the studio deemed it too inconsistent with Batman’s brand. According to DC, such a scene was inappropriate because their heroes still need to appeal to a younger audience, even if their villains don’t. That Harley Quinn: A Very Problematic Valentine’s Day Special The trailer seems to double down on its rejection of this with its various depictions of sexual acts – including snippets of female characters like Ivy receiving oral sex. While audiences may not see Batman and Catwoman in the mix at some point, the show promises risque content will be kicked up a notch.
As currently one of the most requested digital series, Harley Quinn continues to highlight its compelling nature and illustrate how much the DC Universe has evolved. Aside from the renewal announcement, which said Sarah Peters would be at the helm as executive producer and showrunner, not much else has been revealed about Harley Quinn season 4. In the meantime, viewers can look forward to the special as a celebration of the fan-favorite Harley and Ivy couple, as well as more news about the upcoming spinoff, Noonan’s.
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Source: HBO Max