Time Traveler’s Wife fans shocked by ‘disturbing’ oral sex scene

It blew the viewers away.

Viewers of the HBO adaptation of The Time Traveler’s Wife were “disturbed” and “haunted” by a sex scene featured in Sunday’s second episode as well as the original book.

In the episode, Henry – played by Theo James – explains to his beloved Claire (Rose Leslie) how his father found out about his time-travelling powers through an unpleasant coincidence.

A flashback shows a 16-year-old version of Henry (played by Brian Altemus) using his powers to go back in time and perform oral sex on himself when his father walks in and sees the two versions of his son – both naked as well as together in bed.

A reviewer for Decider called it “the most confusing blowjob scene” in television history.

“I can’t say exactly why this scene is so disturbing but it will haunt me for the rest of my goddamn life,” Meghan O’Keefe wrote.

Others took to social media to offer their views on the scene.

“I’ve owned and read The Time Traveler’s Wife for many years and the way I bravely blocked out any memory of that scene.” wrote one user.

A flashback scene shows a 16-year-old version of Henry using his powers to perform oral sex on himself.
A flashback scene shows a 16-year-old version of Henry using his powers to perform oral sex on himself.
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The scene from the show features a 16-year-old Henry performing oral sex on himself.
The scene from the show features a 16-year-old Henry performing oral sex on himself.
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The HBO Max show stars Theo James and Rose Leslie.
HBO Max show stars Theo James and Rose Leslie.
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Several viewers have said they were disturbed by the scene.
Several viewers have said they were disturbed by the scene.
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Henry's father learned of James' time travel abilities through an awkward relationship.
Henry’s father learned of James’ time travel abilities through an awkward connection that was severed by his father.
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“‘The Time Traveler’s Wife’ is really wild,” said another user. “Just straight from an incredibly depressing scene to ‘Of course I time-travelled to suck my head, didn’t I?’ ”

Writer Jarett Wieselman narrated the scene actually made him watch the show.

“I had no intention of seeing The Time Traveller’s Wife on HBO Max, but then I saw this clip where the main character goes back in time to blow himself, and now I’m thinking…. Maybe they have some good ideas I should take a look at,” he wrote in his now-viral tweet.

https://nypost.com/2022/05/25/time-travelers-wife-fans-shocked-by-disturbing-oral-sex-scene/ Time Traveler’s Wife fans shocked by ‘disturbing’ oral sex scene

Emma Bowman

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