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‘You Really Have To Turn To P*rn’: The Boys Showrunner Confirms Herogasm Episode Is Insanely ‘Sexually Graphic’

Your eyes and mind are not prepared for what you’re going to witness during this Friday’s episode of Prime Video’s The Boys. The most awaited installment brings to life the popular “Herogasm” comics storyline that features a bunch of supes having a pleasure. Needless to say, there are a bunch of explicit scenes.

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The Boys Season 3, Episode 6 scene
The Boys Season 3, Episode 6 scene

However, there’s a lot more than just sexual debauchery to “Herogasm,” which is enclosed by an unpredictable amount of emotional scenes. Adding to that, I must say the episode, “is not suitable for every audience.”

Eric Kripke Says ‘Herogasm’ Is the Most Graphic Thing ‘The Boys’ Has Ever Done

 Eric Kripke talks about Season 3 'Herogasm' episode
Eric Kripke talks about Season 3 ‘Herogasm’ episode

Eric Kripke has already warned anyone who dares to listen, that there’s nothing that can prepare for the episode known as “Herogasm.” A recently published content warning for the episode interpreted it as featuring “airborne pen*tration, di*do-based maiming, extra strength lube, icicle phalluses and cursing,” adding that it was “not suitable for any audience.” He also added some extra warning during an interview with TVLine:

“It’s probably one of the more graphic hours of mainstream television that I think anyone will have seen, I think you have to really turn to p*rn to see things that are more graphic.”

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Eric Kripke acknowledges that even he was “very surprised” at what he was prepared to get away with during the hour.

“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?”

“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 p*nis and how long you can show a private part. There’s all these rules, but we were within the bounds of what the rules were. So the answer was we could show it.”

He further added:

“It’s a huge episode for a lot of reasons, not just because there’s a massive superhero orgy. We really wanted to give it major turns and major reveal because we didn’t want it to just be like an episode of Skinemax. We wanted it to be like, OK, oh wow, this is an event for several reasons.”

The Boys Season 3 cast
The Boys Season 3 cast

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As such, he also talked about the episode as ranking “among our most ambitious” ones, probably only behind the approaching Season 3 ender.

“The season finale is very ambitious, just because we pulled off like the biggest fight scene we’ve ever done, and that was really hard. But this is up there. This was so hard to film. It was so difficult.”

The Boys Season 3, Episode 6, “Herogasm,” aired on Prime Video on June 24, 2022.

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