Porn flick a winner in Pennsylvania governor's race
By Elizabeth Daley
PITTSBURGH (Reuters) - A campy low-budget pornographic horror film is enjoying newfound popularity after one of its actors was spotted appearing in a campaign commercial for the Democrat running for governor of Pennsylvania, the film's director said on Wednesday.
The television ad, featuring Alan Benyak, was taken down earlier this week after the campaign of candidate Tom Wolf learned of Benyak's past.
Benyak, a Pittsburgh-area lawyer, appeared as "Mr. Cannibal" in the 2013 horror film "Breeding Farm," an unrated movie about four friends kidnapped and held captive at a human breeding farm.
A preview shows a man torturing women and saying: "You were watched, chosen and now you're gonna breed."
Director Cody Knotts said he went public with Benyak's appearance in the porn flick.
"I just tweeted that I liked his performance better in our video than in the Tom Wolf one," Knotts said. "It's my job as a director to promote the film."
The controversy has sent sales of "Breeding Farm," made by Troma Entertainment, soaring, he said.
The film has risen to be Troma's top-selling Blu-Ray disc on Amazon.com, he said. It is only available back-ordered on BestBuy.com as well, said the director, who said he is a Republican and has run for state office. Continued...