Normalizating Pedophilia: Part 3: Woody Allen (+haiku)

Soon-Yi, the orphan

Married her rapist father

Woody, the pervert.

1) Manhattan:

Woody Allen’s life disturbingly imitated his pedophilic film, Manhattan. In his critically acclaimed film, he portrayed a 42 year old who was dating a 17 year old high school student; (sounds like Jeffrey Epstein, but without the trafficking). Why wasn’t he called out for this in 1979 and why is it still considered a masterpiece in 2020?

Manhattan received 95% approval score from critics (62 professional critics) and 92% approval from the general audience (User Ratings: 51,812) according to Rotten Tomatoes

Rotten Tomatoes describes it as:

“One of Woody Allen’s early classics, Manhattan combines modern, bittersweet humor and timeless romanticism with unerring grace.”

Marielle Hemingway:

Hemingway claims that Allen attempted to lure her to Paris once she turned 18—two years after she had filmed Manhattan. “Our relationship was platonic, but I started to see that he had a kind of crush on me, though I dismissed it as the kind of thing that seemed to happen any time middle-aged men got around young women,” writes Hemingway. The actress suggests that Allen attempted to act upon the crush by flying to her parents’ home in Idaho and inviting the teen to Europe…

Hemingway says that she woke up at night with the realization that “[n]o one was going to get their own room. His plan, such as it was, involved being with me.” She says that she went into his guest room and woke him up asking, “I’m not going to get my own room, am I? I can’t go to Paris with you.”

The actress says that Allen left Idaho the next morning.”

…“I had never kissed anybody. So the kiss in the cab around Central Park terrified me. I was worried about it for weeks,” she told The New Cinema Magazine in 2010. Fortunately it was a long shot and I didn’t have to do much . . . he attacked me like I was a linebacker.”

Soon-Yi Previn:

Woody Allen and his future wife, Soon Yi Previn, when they were “father and daughter”

“I think that was probably the odd factor that I’m so much older than the girl I married. I’m 35 years older, and somehow, through no fault of mine or hers, the dynamic worked. I was paternal. She responded to someone paternal. I liked her youth and energy.”

Mia Farrow, Previn’s now-estranged mother, who found intimate photos of her daughter in his possession…

I started the relationship with her and I thought it would just be a fling, it wouldn’t be serious,” he explained. “But it had a life of its own. And I never thought it would be anything more. Then we started going together, then we started living together, and we were enjoying it.”

Allen’s comments show how emotionally immature, predatory and manipulative he was to his teenaged step-daughter. He admits to intending “a fling, nothing serious” with her while he was married to her mother. Mia Farrow said in an interview that she was shocked and disgusted to find pornographic, naked polaroids of her daughter, Soon Yi in heels with her legs spread wide apart, the photos were taken by Allen. It was this accidental discovery that ended her dysfunctional marriage to Woody.

Dylan Farrow:

Woody Allen was also accused of molesting his other (adopted) daughter, Dylan Farrow.

“Woody Allen’s adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, publicly described for the first time on Saturday the allegations that Allen sexually assaulted her in 1992, when she was 7 years old.

“He told me to lay on my stomach and play with my brother’s electric train set,” Farrow, now 28, wrote in a letter published on The New York Times’ website. “Then he sexually assaulted me. He talked to me while he did it, whispering that I was a good girl, that this was our secret, promising that we’d go to Paris and I’d be a star in his movies.”

Jeffrey Epstein:

It doesn’t surprise me that Woody Allen was friends with Jeffrey Epstein

Many psychologists now promote pedophilia as an involuntary disease, they’re trying to legitimize it vs criminalize it.


  1. Manhattan is one Woody Allen film I’ve never seen.

    I did see one of his where he played a college professor having an affair with one of his young female students – a similar theme though of course in this one, the girl was in her early 20s.

    Woody Allen and Jeffrey Epstein being friends is further proof that birds of a feather flock together.

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    1. Woody Allen’s trademark neurotic films were seen as charming back then but in retrospect his perverse tendencies are woven in his films. People seem more aware now but it surprises me how we can be lulled into thinking a college professor dating his students is ok, (or in the case of Manhattan dating a high school girl is ok).

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