Thursday, December 7, 2017

Woody Allen deserves his own solipsistic level of Hell

Sorry, film fans, but Woody Allen, American intelligentsia's favorite self-obsessed pipsqueak, is also a pervert and a predator, and anyone who doubted that should have been convinced by him having a "fling" with, and then marrying, his own stepdaughter, Soon-Yi Previn. 
As his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, re-affirmed today: “I have long maintained that when I was 7 years old, Woody Allen led me into an attic, away from the babysitters who had been instructed never to leave me alone with him. He then sexually assaulted me. I told the truth to the authorities then, and I have been telling it, unaltered, for more than 20 years.” 

If we're going to burn sympathetic voices like Al Franken, Garrison Keillor and Louis C.K. at the stake for lesser and less substantiated infractions, Woody deserves to inhabit his own special solipsistic level of hell, for eternity. Has he compromised every rising star in Hollywood during his "intellectual" cover-up scheme? That seems likely... but maybe we should count those stars among his many victims. Ask Roman Polanski about how art can excuse atrocity. Let's not do it again.