In a recent AMA on Reddit, The Boys co-creator Eric Kripke revealed there was one controversial scene from the show that Amazon thought went too far and demanded to be cut. The Boys is certainly one of the more anticipated new series hitting Amazon Prime Video in 2019. An adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s comic book of the same name, the story imagines a world where a single giant corporation controls all the superheroes and makes damn sure every facet of the average person’s life is dedicated to the kind of hero-worship that keeps the supes in business.
During a Reddit AMA session, The Boys co-creator Eric Kripke revealed a particularly explicit scene involving Homelander that caused the studio to put its foot down.
“There was ONE SCENE that Amazon said FUCK NO, you have to cut,” he wrote. “I couldn’t quite understand why considering everything else we have in the show, but: Homelander, after being dressed down by Stilwell in episode 2, was standing on one of the Chrysler building Eagles. He pulled his pants down and started jerking off, mumbling ‘I can do whatever I want’ over and over again until he climaxed all over New York City. We shot it! Oh my God, Anthony was the BEST in that scene. Amazon seemed to think it wasn’t necessary. I thought it told me something about his psyche. To be clear, they’ve been great, that may have been the ONLY fight I lost in Season 1.”
The Boys is streaming now on Amazon Prime Video. The series stars Karl Urban as Billy Butcher, Jack Quaid as Hughie, Laz Alonso as Mother’s Milk, Tomer Kapon as Frenchie, Karen Fukuhara as the Female, Erin Moriarty as Annie January, Chace Crawford as the Deep, Antony Starr as Homelander and Simon Pegg as Hughie’s dad.