George Stephnopoulos' Wife Says Parents Should Watch Porn with Their Kids

Source - Ali Wentworth wants her kids to know the truth about porn.

The actress revealed that she “would watch” porn with her teenage children, in order to teach them that it’s all performative.

Wentworth and husband George Stephanopoulos are parents to daughters Elliott, 17, and Harper, 15.

“In porn, women have been conditioned to look and act a certain way,” said the 55-year-old comedian, while speaking to Debra Messing and Mandana Dayani during the Thursday, July 16 episode of “The Dissenters” podcast.

“They are performing and it’s dangerous to have boys see this as something women want.”

She continued: “You can’t stop them, so I would watch it with them. I would look at the porn with them that one time, like, ‘They’re performing.’”

I have to confess I'm not familiar with Ali Wentworth's work. But a quick check of her IMBD shows she had a role I can't remember in "Office Space" and was in "Jerry Maguire and like everyone else with a SAG card has appeared in a "Law & Order: SVU" episode as Lady in the Park. But I am familiar with George Stephanopoulos, who's on one of the TVs I ignore every morning at the gym. And I'm sure they are a wonderful couple and great parents to their children. Because why wouldn't I think that? 

The great thing about being a parent is there is no exact right way to do it. There is no guidebook telling you how to raise your kids. Which is to say, there are tens of thousands of them, but they all say different things and you don't have to follow any of them. So who am I to say you shouldn't make a Family Fun Night out of sitting around and sharing the gift of porn with your children? Like Ali says, they're going to watch it anyhow, so they might as well have some guidance. For reasons. 

I guess I really missed the boat on this. I just sort of left my boys to their own devices when it came to appreciating adult films. As a matter of fact, we never even talked about the genre. So assuming they've seen some, they never had that calm, measured, parental voice letting them know that the actors are just performing. That those two aren't really stepsister and stepbrother and that is a professional actor merely playing a pizza delivery guy. I'm sure that information would've put everything in a whole new perspective. 

Stupid, selfish, inconsiderate me. This is a real "Cats in the Cradle" moment for me. My parents never watched "Caligula" with me, and here I am, perpetuating the cycle of neglect. And I'm deeply ashamed. 

When I think of all the great memories we could've shared together, I can't believe I dropped the ball like this.Hell, when they were preteens I only exposed them to the edited-for-cable versions of "Caddyshack" and "The Godfather" because I didn't want them to be scarred by seeing Lacey Underall bone Danny Noonan and Ty Webb within like 24 hours of each other or Apollonia and Michael Corleone's sex scene. What a lousy father I've been. 

 Sure we watched Christmas movies ever year, but I could've been showing them "Tits a Wonderful Life." I made sure they were just the right age before I showed them Indiana Jones so they could appreciate all the subtle plot twists. But at any age they could've understood all the nuance of "Raiders of the Lost Arse." I tried to raise them to respect the military but somehow never showed them "Shaving Ryan's Privates" or "Full Metal Jackoff." And don't get me started on all those hours I wasted in front of kids' movies when we should've been watching "Pretty Shitty Gang Bang." Shame on me. 

So thanks for the advice. I always appreciate getting life advice from my betters. It's too late for me, but I suggest all you parents of young kids fire up the popcorn and enjoy your Family Porn Night as soon as possible.