Woody Allen was recently interviewed by the Argentine press and he had some very thoughtful words about the #MeToo movement and his reputation in Hollywood as one of the good guys. I don’t know about you, but if there’s one voice we need to hear right now on the subject of sexual impropriety, it’s Woody Allen’s (with the possible exception of other notable good guy Bill Clinton). Woody just doesn’t understand why his name keeps coming up in the context of #MeToo! According to Vulture:
What bothers me is that I get linked with them. People who have been accused by 20 women, 50 women, 100 women of abuse and abuse and abuse — and I, who was only accused by one woman in a child custody case which was looked at and proven to be untrue, I get lumped in with these people.
Can you believe!? So unfair. Woody continued:
“Because I have worked in movies for 50 years,” he explained. “I’ve worked with hundreds of actresses and not a single one — big ones, famous ones, ones starting out — have ever ever suggested any kind of impropriety at all. I’ve always had a wonderful record with them.”
Short ones, tall ones, skinny ones, fat ones, haha JK, #nofatties. If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a million times: Woody Allen just doesn’t get enough credit for outstanding citizenship and being just an overall great guy! That’s right, I’m brave enough to say it. You heard the man, he’s never heard one single complaint from an actress about inappropriate sexual behavior. Not. One. Single. Complaint (from a person he’s not related to)!
Woody is such a great guy, he should probably be the poster boy the #MeToo movement. Nobody knows how to act real good around (adult) women like Woody, amiright? Do I sound preposterous? Is this the dumbest idea you’ve heard all day? Well fuck you it’s not my idea, it’s Woody’s!
The writer and director of Manhattan (a movie in which a high-school girl dates an older man, played by Allen) went on to say that he should be the “poster boy” for the #MeToo movement.
Look, what I said before, that was harsh. I shouldn’t have talked to you that way. It’s just that when people say that Woody is a creepy old pervert who faced corroborated allegations of sexual assault against his adoptive daughter Dylan the same year in which his affair with his wife’s other daughter came to light, when all he ever did was follow his heart, it just makes my blood boil! So what if the judge ultimately found that Woody’s actions were “grossly inappropriate and that measures must be taken to protect” Dylan. It’s like, have you not seen the wonderful film Annie Hall? It’s a certified classic!
I’m glad Woody’s spoken out once again to defend his honor. I see a lot of people out here mocking him and saying stuff like “Woody, why don’t you shut the fuck up, nobody wants to hear what you think, you delusional, daughter-marrying prick who should probably be rotting in jail instead of continuing to work and giving breezy interviews to the foreign press patting yourself on the back for acting like any decent human being in a professional setting should, despite the fact that your proven actions alone are condemnation enough”. I mean, have you even seen Whatever Works, it’s so funny!