I stopped watching Woody Allen movies years ago, after his girlfriend of 12 years, Mia Farrow — with whom he had a biological child and adopted two others — discovered evidence of Allen (then 56) screwing her 22-year-old adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn. Allen never expressed regret or remorse about his conduct, which a judge called “grossly inappropriate.”
Now I have another reason NOT to watch anything directed by or associated with him.
Today’s Los Angeles Times reports that the “notorious and formerly funny” movie director Woody Allen is apparently frustrated with the cumbersome operations of American democracy. “The one-time-father-now-husband-of-his-daughter” tells the Spanish-language magazine La Vanguardia that Obama could accomplish a whole lot more if he didn’t have so many disorderly, annoying people objecting, distracting and criticizing him all the time.
Allen is quoted as saying:
“It would be good…if (Obama) could be dictator for a few years because he could do a lot of good things quickly. I am pleased with Obama. I think he is brilliant. The Republican Party should get out of his way and stop trying to hurt him.”
What Allen said is especially galling because he’s Jewish and reportedly obsessed with the Holocaust — the extermination of six million Jews by that other dictator, Adolf Hitler. Maybe 74-year-old Allen is getting senile….