Lawyer's 'Torture Porn' Past Pops Up in Pa. Governor's Race

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By William Peacock, Esq. on September 10, 2014 8:48 AM

You probably couldn't care less about Tom Wolf's gubernatorial campaign in Pennsylvania. Truth is, he leads by double digits -- so having some lawyer who once starred in a so-called "torture porn" film appear in an otherwise unremarkable campaign commercial on his behalf will probably not affect things too much.

Besides, the campaign is pulling and editing the ad after Buzzfeed dug up the 2013 horror film.

But, as you might expect, our eyes are on the attorney, Alan Benyak, who starred in "Breeding Farm" as Mr. Cannibal, a lawyer playing a lawyer (married to a lawyer). Another co-star? Also a local lawyer in real life.

'Breeding Farm': A Horror Film With Lawyers in It

The semi-SFW (and semi-disturbing) trailer of the film in question can be seen here. If you want to skip it, rest assured it includes a lot of bad acting, probably some gore, and apparently some milking of breasts. (All breasts are given the black bar treatment in the clip.)

"It is a horror film," director Gary Knotts told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "There is no sex. There is torture and ... frontal nudity."

BuzzFeed also dug up some pre-release promotional information on the film, posted at HorrorSociety.com. And while Benyak is making the headlines, he's not the only lawyer in the film.

Richard J. Walters, who appeared in multiple episodes of Fox's "24," plays the lead role of Farmer -- the guy who kidnaps victims, forces them to breed, and milks them. The notes, and his website, indicate that he is also an attorney.

Benyak, interestingly enough, plays Mr. Cannibal, a lawyer who is married to a lawyer, both of whom enjoy a nice meal of human flesh from time to time. Farmer, of course, is their supplier. The notes indicate that, in real life, Benyak "has been a successful attorney for over twenty years." He's also starred in "Lucifer's Unholy Desire," and just last year, he ran for Washington County judge.

Horray for Hobbies(?)

To me, the film looks terrible. But hey, I enjoy watching "Grey's Anatomy," so who am I to judge?

More importantly, there's a small takeaway for all you young attorneys with hobbies. Creative outlets are healthy, and should be pursued ... with this caveat: Just be sure that you're comfortable with your real-life lawyer name being associated with whatever you do on the side -- torture horror not-porn, playing in a metal band ... whatever.

Seriously. Just try Googling either of these two guys.

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