Members of the press got a lot more than expected when a bulging package arrived from Amazon this week with a promotional calendar for their new show The Boys.
The sea creature-themed calendar features its star, Chace Crawford, as an Aquaman-like superhero in various poses wearing an extremely tight Spandex bodysuit.
In the shots, the groin area has been digitally smoothed out to preserve his modesty — except the March image (pictured above) that seems to have escaped the airbrusher’s attention and features a very well-defined outline of Crawford’s, er, Moby Dick.
Reps for both the former Gossip Girl star and Amazon didn’t respond for comment.
The balls are in their court.
THE BOYS: THE VERDICT
News.com.au’s Wenlei Ma called Amazon Prime Video’s new series The Boys “a doozy — a whirlwind of irreverence, moral quandaries and graphic violence”. Here’s what else she had to say:
It’s bold, intriguing and very watchable. One episode easily rolls into the next.
Hughie (Jack Quaid) witnesses the horrific death of his girlfriend when A-Train (Jessie Usher), a Flash-type speedster, literally runs through her. The superhero’s corporate overlords work quickly to cover up the incident and shush up Hughie with a pay-off.
But he’s seething mad.
When he’s approached by Billy Butcher (Karl Urban), a Brit with a serious contempt for supers, to help with a take-down operation, Hughie finds himself immersed in a strange new world.
Inside the towering glass and steel high-rise of the superhero enterprise, run by a corporation called Vought, everything is geared towards capitalising on the image of The Seven, the core team of supers that includes A-Train, a Captain America/Superman-esque Homelander (Antony Starr), a Wonder Woman-type Queen Maeve (Dominique McElligot) and The Deep (Chace Crawford), an Aquaman copy.
Adding to the mix is new recruit Starlight (Erin Moriarty), a sincere and well-intentioned superhero not yet jaded by the corporate malfeasance and greed that’s corrupted the others.
Parts of this article originally appeared on the New York Post and were reproduced with permission