The Woody Allen Factor

We need to take a hard look at ourselves, our likes and dislikes, and our proclivity to look the other way from the moral failings of our favorites and our heroes.


CANNES, FRANCE- MAY 15 : Director Woody Allen attends the ‘Irrational Man’ photo-call during the 68th Cannes Film Festival on May 15, 2015 in Cannes, France. Photography ID: 80414958 Copyright: arp (editorial use only)

An article in the Chicago Tribune, ‘I am ashamed I did this’: Stars reflect on — and rethink — working with Woody Allen, got me thinking about some things I have been chewing on but have been too reticent to explore publicly. Woody Allen, of course, has been the subject of rumors and outright allegations of sexually inappropriate behavior, but he has skated past these allegations like a Teflon President. It seems obvious, doesn’t it, that these allegations should be revisited in light of the recent trend in exposing sexual abuse that have been long hidden in the shadows?

Indeed, the article linked above suggests that time has come. Or should come. But what has…

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3 thoughts on “The Woody Allen Factor

  1. I think its great that Hollywood is finally coming clean, but I don’t believe they are truly outraged by the behavior. I wont believe they are outraged until their movies and TV shows start to reflect a higher moral standard Until this happens, this is no more than a publicity stunt in my opinion..

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