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26th May 2022

New Time Traveller’s Wife series airs ‘incestuous’ oral sex scene that has left everyone divided

Kieran Galpin

New Time Traveller's Wife series airs 'incestuous' oral sex sene that has left everyone divided

‘So masturbating with extra steps?’

Viewers were left “disturbed” after a recent episode of The Time Traveler’s Wife saw the show’s protagonist perform oral sex on himself.

HBO’s new show, based on the book of the same name by author Audrey Niffenegger, follows Henry (Theo James) as he grapples with his ability to time travel. While talking to his love interest Claire, played by Rose Leslie from Game of Thrones, Henry explains how his father discovered his abilities.

A flashback scene, which has since been described as “baffling”, sees a 16-year-old Henry (Brian Altemus) using his gift to travel back in time to perform oral sex on himself. His father walks in mid-action to see two versions of his son both naked while exclaiming, “dad!”

Posting the clip to Twitter, one user wrote: “I had no intention of watching The Time Traveler’s Wife on HBO Max but then I saw this clip where the lead character goes back in time to give himself head and now I’m like…. maaaybe they have some good ideas I should check out?”

The internet is divided over the controversial clip, with some branding the scene wrong and nasty.

“So masturbating with extra steps?” a fan questioned.

A Twitter poll with 31k responses found that a staggering 65 per cent of participants would, in fact, go back and do the very same thing.

“I just gotta know how this doesn’t violate the rules of physics. Two identical forms of matter cannot occupy the same space at the same time,” another person wrote. Shall we call Neil deGrasse Tyson?

You can now watch The Time Traveller’s Wife on HBO max or Sky Atlantic.

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