Although they’ve been a fan-favorite couple for almost 25 years, the Joker and Harley Quinn have a deeply messed-up dynamic that falls far away from what any sane person would call a healthy relationship. If anyone out there in the pop culture landscape has a similarly self-destructive relationship, it would probably be Christian Grey and Anastasia Steele from Fifty Shades of Grey. And while an official crossover between the two crazy pairings is (probably) never going to happen, it doesn’t stop anyone from having some fun with mash-up videos.
Via EW, YouTube user Nerdy Hero has released a compilation of Harley Quinn and Joker clips from the Suicide Squad movie set to Beyoncé’s “Crazy In Love” remake for the Fifty Shades of Grey trailer. Grey and Steele don’t appear in this mash up, but Joker and Harley bring all of the insanity that anyone really needs. The video offers up several reminders of just how twisted Joker and Harley can be, including the scene where he eagerly tells Harley how much he’s going to hurt her with his improvised electroshock therapy.
Oddly enough, Suicide Squad romanticized the Joker and Harley relationship beyond previous depictions by presenting a Joker who actually loved Harley. The film also cut out several scenes which depicted even darker and abusive aspects of their relationship, as well as the sequences where they apparently tried to kill each other. Those might have appealed more to Fifty Shades fans, but gotten in the way of the attempt to package Harley and her “Puddin” in a PG-13 movie.
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