Kate Winslet says Woody Allen is 'on some level a woman'
Dec 08 2017 by Francis Osborne
Farrow also says Allen used similar tactics as Weinstein to cover up his behavior. After all, Wonder Wheel is, as this critic discovered amongst much second act cringing, a film about a three-way love triangle between a strapping young wannabe writer (Justin Timberlake, in one of the worst cinematic performances in recent memory), a neurotic Coney Island resident named Ginny (Kate Winslet, trying her best) and her equally bug-eyed daughter-in-law (Juno Temple, the only cast member who just about escapes with their dignity intact.) No. However, the Oscar-winning actress was criticized for supporting the famed director at a time when he was slammed by his adopted daughter for sexually abusing her when she was a kid.
While the #MeToo movement has sparked the takedowns of many powerful predators in Hollywood, one accuser has still not seen the justice she has so long deserved. In her editorial, Farrow even compared the actions of Allen to disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.
Farrow went on to call out actresses like Kate Winslet, Blake Lively, and director Greta Gerwig, who have been vocal proponents of the #MeToo movement, yet have made a decision to work with Allen despite sexual assault allegations.
Farrow then provided examples of actors who she believes have condemned Weinstein, but praised Allen.
"I think on some level Woody is a woman", Winslet joked to the Sydney Morning Herald. She writes that "it breaks my heart" when men and women dodge or don't fully answer questions about working with the director.
Again, though, setting all that outside unpleasantness aside and reviewing the film as a film, "Wonder Wheel" is a good-looking and well-acted nothing of a movie, set in and around the Coney Island of the 1950s. You knew me when I was a little girl, Diane Keaton. In 2016, Café Society featured a clandestine affair between a middle-aged movie mogul and the young secretary who eventually becomes his wife. You get so bored with the repetitive story - bring back the days when Allen refused to make a pic over 90 minutes long - that you find yourself looking past them to Miguel Lopez-Castillo's supert art direction.
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Gerwig, who directed 2017's critically acclaimed film "Lady Bird", had a small role in 2012's "To Rome With Love". "I think I'm living in that space of fear of being anxious about how I talk about it and what I say".
"We are in the midst of a revolution", Farrow wrote in the piece, titled "Why has the #MeToo revolution spared Woody Allen?". "It meant the world to me when Ellen Page said she regretted working with Allen, and when actresses Jessica Chastain and Susan Sarandon told the world why they never would". She also says that Allen put his thumb in her mouth, climbed into her bed in his underwear, and constantly touched her. When you think about it, it's really her fault if she read too much into their situation.
Allen has long denied Farrow's allegation and has never been charged; however, according to the Los Angeles Times, a state's attorney in CT claimed he had "probable cause" to prosecute Allen in 1993 but did not file charges.
In the op-ed, Farrow draws parallels between Allen and Weinstein in how they reportedly responded to the allegations. Farrow wrote in Thursday's op-ed.
Even a doubter heads into a new Woody Allen movie hoping it's going to be one of the Good Ones.
Ultimately, Dylan wants everyone to be aware that while the "system" worked for Harvey Weinstein and other men for decades but eventually crashed, it's still working for Allen today - he's even now shooting a new film with no disruptions, and has said in the past that he's "moved so far past" the allegations made against him. Farrow also wrote that a CT prosecutor announced at the time that he had probable cause to charge Allen for a crime, but ultimately declined in order to prevent an "exhausting" trial for the then-young Farrow.