The issue Court of Owls story-line is going to go down in history as one of the best Batman stories ever, and there are precious few titles in the New 52 that can claim the same level of quality. So, I approached this first post-Owls issue tentatively: Harper works for the city, repairing busted power cables under the streets. Luckily, Batman swoops in to rescue them. This triggers some Batmania in Harper. She like Huntress spends her nights looking up Batman online.
This style awoke contemporary and later associations with homosexual culture. Andy Medhurst wrote in his essay Batman, Deviance, and Camp that Batman is interesting to gay audiences because "he was one of the first fictional characters to be attacked on the grounds of his presumed homosexuality," " the s TV series remains a touchstone of camp ," and "[he] merits analysis as a notably successful construction of masculinity. Only Joel Schumacher might have had an opposing view. Since you're asking me, I'll say no, I don't think he is… I certainly understand the gay readings, though. Obviously as a fictional character he's intended to be heterosexual, but the basis of the whole concept is utterly gay. My Life in Tights; he writes that the relationship could be interpreted as a sexual one, with the show's double entendres and lavish camp also possibly offering ambiguous interpretation. Schumacher stated, "I had no idea that putting nipples on the Batsuit and Robin suit were going to spark international headlines.