The Boys Season 2 trailer included a brief scene where new superhero Stormfront insists Homelander laser her chest. Fans have long been wondering what the context of that scene was, and it turns out the answer is the two uber-powerful superhumans indulged in some very violent, very destructive love-making in the fifth episode of Season 2. In an interview, Antony Starr, who plays Homelander, explained how this was the first time he had to wear body armor to film a 'romantic' scene.

"That's probably one of the more interesting romantic things I've ever done. Let me put it this way: Whenever I've done a love scene in the past, I've never had to talk to the stunts team and get body armor put on and elbow and knee pads. I can say that was a whopping great first."
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The sex scene has become an instant classic for fans of the show, offering a glimpse of what a realistic coitus session between two people who have super strength and can fly looks like, perhaps in homage to a similar scene in Frank Miller's classic The Dark Knight Returns comic, where a love-making session between Superman and Wonder Woman causes literal earthquakes and tsunamis. For Starr, the scene is a testament to how The Boys can pull off the most outrageous scenes convincingly.

"It's insane. F-k, I don't even know what to say about that scene. It's just so bonkers. But the parameters of this show and the scope of what we can actually get away with and what we can do in this show is just... I don't know where the parameters are, to be honest. I think if we do it in the right way, we can get away with anything, and that's one of those things. Superheroes having sex in mid-air is pretty bananas."

It has been clear from the moment of her introduction that Stormfront shares many of the same psychopathic traits as Homelander, while also having some goals that are clearly in opposition to Homelander's ambitions for himself. For now, at least, Starr believes his character and Stormfront's mutually beneficial relationship outweigh the negatives.

"She did a few things in Episode 5 that really rang home for him. It pushes all the right buttons. He's a narcissistic sociopath, so she really says all the right things. And as they discuss, she's a little more robust than her human counterparts. She doesn't break. So that's great for him, because he needs someone that can be a bit more of an equal than Stillwell. She's more of a match. At that point, it all kind of looks rosy for those two."

The Amazon Studios series features a cast consisting of 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, Aya Cash as Stormfront and Simon Pegg as Hughie's dad. New episodes of Season 2 release Fridays on Amazon Prime Video. This news was first reported at TVLine.

Neeraj Chand