And the icks just keep coming.
Oscar winner Woody Allen has a new movie coming out called A Rainy Day In New York. It's a very Allen-ish movie. Stills already show varied actors and actress in varied trenchcoats. The actresses are all young and ingenue-ish, the actors (with one notable exception) are old and nebbishy (as actors tend to be depicted in Allen films, regardless of their actual level of hotness).
There's also one other obvious Allen-ism. You'll never guess what it is...
Did you guess pedophilia? Then you would be correct! That's right, Allen depicts a "relationship" in the film between a man in his 40s and a 15-year-old girl.
ah so in woody allen’s upcoming film a 44 yr old man (jude law) pursues a relationship with a 15 year old character (elle fanning) 🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔🤔— Gerri 🌙 (@Gerri 🌙)1508781071.0
Now, the more romantic minded of you might be saying, "but Allen always has May December relationships in his work, it's romantic."
Also, as a helpful reminder, Allen has long dodged allegations of pedophilia and sexual assault.
Can you imagine knowing the things ppl say abt you, let alone that they're true, & STILL writing this into ur movie? https://t.co/4kvcGTdiaG— rach gonzalez (@rach gonzalez)1508824907.0
He even spoke to NPR about his "romance," and his own words will give you spine-tingling shudders.told NPR. “I was paternal. She responded to someone who was paternal." “She deferred to me, and I was happy to give her an enormous amount of decision-making just as a gift and let her take charge of so many things. She flourished. It was just a good luck thing." Excuse us while we gag.
There were also the allegations that Allen had molested his adopted daughter Dylan Farrow when she was only 7.details are repugnant and damning. Even more so are the actions Allen took afterwards: He attempted a smear campaign of Mia Farrow, saying she forced Dylan to speak out against him in revenge for his marriage to Soon-Yi. Also, after his own biological son Ronan Farrow wrote an article condemning him in The Hollywood Reporter, he had the publication banned from his event at the Cannes Film Festival.
The point is, the rumors surrounding Woody Allen have been skeevy for years, and so has his questionable quest to normalize what looks very much like pedophilia. And people are noticing.
Imagining Woody Allen making an indiegogo for his next movie is the only thing getting me through today.— dave horwitz (@dave horwitz)1508795715.0
The pitch for the movie, for instance, immediately seems grotesque.
"I'm really excited to tell the story of Albert, a playwright who loves a 14 yr old with a summer job at a bookstore! I'm playing Albert!"— dave horwitz (@dave horwitz)1508796198.0
There's also, of course, the film's financiers, who are the largest enablers.
"And for $10,000 you can be an executive producer on the film and give a bunch of evasive quotes about me to magazines and newspapers!"— dave horwitz (@dave horwitz)1508796450.0