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Ben Mankiewicz: Film Critic Makes Astonishing Incest Porn Reference While Discussing Kids Movie

Reputed film critic Ben Mankiewicz made a rather astonishing reference to incest porn while discussing the recent release of Lucasfilm’s Strange Magic during his appearance on What The Flick?!

Ben Mankiewicz, who hosts Turner Classic Movies, was listening to his fellow panelist, Matt Atchity, who is the Editor-in-chief of Rotten Tomatoes, discuss Strange Magic when he decided to intervene with what he probably thought was a rather prescient point.

Unfortunately for him, what he uttered shocked both Atchity and What The Flick?! host Christy Lemire to the core, and revealed probably a bit too much about what Mankiewicz gets up to in his downtime.

Words can’t really do it justice. Just watch the clip below and you’ll feel your jaw instantly thwack onto the floor in shock.

So what provoked, Ben Mankiewicz’s remark? Well, after Atchity declared that the only way to really enjoy watching Strange Magic is doing so with the sound down, he then chimed in with the immortal words that are now likely to haunt him for the rest of his career, “That’s how I had to watch incest porn.”

As soon as that collection of words left Mankiewicz’s mouth you could see both Atchity and Lemire recoil in horror. Well, it actually provoked a stunned chortle from Atchity at first.

At this point, Mankiewicz tried to explain himself out of the immensely awkward situation by clarifying,”You got to turn the sound down. Then it’s just porn.”

Atchity then remarked, “I love how we were talking about a kids movie, and you bring up incest porn!”

Lemire actually tried to move away from the subject, only for Mankiewicz to voluntarily re-enter it by adding, “Every guy gets that moment when their friend hands them a box of old porn and one of the tapes was incest porn.”

As Atchity insisted that this scenario had never happened to him, Mankiewicz once again interjected with, “Just to be clear, because we are all grown-ups, it was the 22-year-old daughter. But then you’re like it’s her dad and I’ll just mute it.”

If only he had been able to do that to himself. As you can imagine, the clip instantly started to go viral. And despite Mankiewicz’s esteemed career, which has seen him work for the likes of Turner Classic Movies and At The Movies, it’s likely that this will now be the defining point of career.

It will also help to promote What The Flick!? immeasurably too. So, every cloud…

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