As we know, the sixth episode of season 3 of The Boys is titled “Herogasm” and fans of the series know very well what that means.
What is Hererogasm?
In the comics by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson , the Herogasm is a parody of great crossovers in which superheroes join forces to fight a global threat. In this case, the Seven and the other heroes of the Earth say they are engaged in a great battle, but in reality they are absent to find themselves on a secret island, where they vent all their wishes. As you can guess from the name of the event, these are especially crazy and wild orgies.
It will be interesting to find out how far the series dares to go into depicting Herogasm , but showrunner Eric Kripke has already confirmed that this is one of the craziest things seen in his career. Meanwhile, the official account of the series has begun to promote the thing, changing the avatar used on social profiles, which is now an eggplant with a cape.
This is the emoji we couldn’t get Twitter to approve 🤷♂️ pic.twitter.com/eXGVUugQO4
— THE BOYS (@TheBoysTV) June 19, 2022
A shocking episode
Last March Jensen Ackles , among the new entries in the cast of season 3 in the role of Soldier Boy , had talked about the episode:
I’ll tell you this. I was on set and went to one of the cameramen who was eating a sandwich off set. He was eating his sandwich and he was looking seriously troubled, at that point I asked him: “Hey man, what’s up? How’s it going in there? ” and he replies “Dude, today I saw something absurd!”.
Here’s Jensen with a reminder that Herogasm is gonna come hard and fast. Exactly three months before your eyeballs are never the same. pic.twitter.com/i7zV2muz0Q
— THE BOYS (@TheBoysTV) March 24, 2022
Erin Moriarty , who plays Starlight in the series , also talked about the shooting of the episode:
Five days of filming, for more than 12 hours a day, surrounded by naked people. And it was all pretty out of control. I had never been in a room with so many sex toys, so much nudity, so much concentrated sex at the same time, in so many different ways. I had to do this scene where I talk to this character and he is completely naked. I went out of my way to keep eye contact with him because it was the first day and I still had to get used to working with so many naked people.
Speaking of director Nelson Cragg , who directed “Herogasm,” the actress added:
My favorite part was watching Nelson Cragg, the director of that episode, as he coordinated all the people in the background who simulated sexual acts. It was great. He suddenly turned him into the director of a porn movie!