Fishy Business…


Chace Crawford portrays an Aquaman-type character called The Deep on the Amazon Prime series The Boys, and the character has body image issues because he has, well, gills.  I’m not talking about discrete gill slits either of the type that we’ve seen on Kevin Costner in Waterworld on the neck, but rather large, gaping chest apertures that open and close.  More disturbingly, the character seems to enjoy having those gill slits shall we say, erotically stimulated?  Still more bizarre was a drug-induced episode where the character engaged in dialogue with his talking gill slits, and even sang a duet with them to the tune of, “You Are So Beautiful.” This was pretty trippy stuff, capable of wowing even my jaded sensitivities!

Crawford wears the sea suit well, and is one sexy if emotionally conflicted superhero.  It isn’t easy, after all, to be looked down upon as the token aquatic hero who talks to sea life.  In exploring the character of such a hero, we can only think of how far such characters have come from the web-fingered portrayal of one such being by Patrick Duffy in The Man from Atlantis.- –Who could blame such guys for occasionally being crabby?  I mean, they aren’t doing it on porpoise…

 

 

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6 Comments on “Fishy Business…”

  1. carycomic Says:

    With Jason Mamoa having portrayed a swarthy, dreadlock-wearing Aquaman, what could be next? The young Aquaman from SMALLVILLE putting on a black toupee, STAR TREK-surplus Vulcan ears, and a green speedo in order to play the Sub-mariner?

    I shall say “Namor” on the subject.

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  2. vulpesffb Says:

    You are really on a run, here! 😸

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