Woody Allen on being shunned from Hollywood: ‘I couldn’t care less’

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This is the late summer of terrible men being recognized at big film festivals, apparently. At the Venice Film Festival’s prize ceremony, Roman Polanski’s in-competition film An Officer and a Spy won the Grand Jury Prize. Joker director Todd Phillips won the Golden Lion for creating such an incel-friendly filmgoing experience: finally, a film about angry, violent white dudes being sympathetic! But I digress: I’m here to talk about how Woody Allen is premiering A Rainy Day in New York at the Deauville Film Festival. To promote the festival and the film, Woody spoke to France24 and these quotes are… bad. Like always. Some highlights:

On being shunned from Hollywood: “I couldn’t care less. I’ve never worked in Hollywood, I always work in New York…. If tomorrow nobody would finance my films and nobody would finance my theater plays or nobody would publish my books or anything, I’d still get up and write because that’s what I do. I will always work. What happens to it commercially is another matter. To me, it doesn’t matter … The movie’s being released all over the world. If people enjoy the movie, I think it will eventually be released in the United States.”

He stands by his previous comments in which he claimed to be the poster boy for #MeToo: Allen told France 24 that he stands by his words: “I should be” the movement’s poster boy, he reiterated.

He doesn’t regret saying that? “Not at all. I’ve worked with hundreds of actresses, not one of them has ever complained about me; not a single complaint. I’ve employed women in the top capacities, in every capacity. For years we’ve always paid them exactly the equal of men. I’ve done everything that the #MeToo movement would love to achieve.”

[From Vanity Fair and France24]

Woody Allen is truly out there, trolling people. “I’m the poster boy for Me Too!” So stupid. One thing about paying men and women equally though – Woody Allen famously pays actor “scale,” as in whatever is the scale/minimum wage according to the actors’ union, that’s what he pays. Actors have always taken a massive pay cut to work with Woody, the trade-off being that the work is fast and it used to be prestigious and awards-baity. Woody’s out there acting like he’s always been pro-equal pay when he’s just cheap and he could never afford to pay actors any kind of big salary. As for Woody not caring about being shunned… yeah, he cares. I mean, he’s half-right – he’s never been a creature of Hollywood, he’s always had distance from “Hollywood.” But he cares.

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  1. J ferber says:

    Smarmy, unrepentant child molester.

  2. Nestea says:

    Of course no women have accused him, he’s not interested in women, he’s interested in children.

    • BlueSky says:

      @nestea you beat me too it.

      I agree he does f@cking care. The last quip about him hoping his film gets released in the US shows he cares. I’m sure it’s another dumb male fantasy about a old man being obsessed with a barely legal woman. That seems to be an ongoing theme in his films. I’m glad he’s being shunned. This is long overdue. I mean the man married his stepdaughter FFS.

    • (TheOG)@Jan90067 says:

      ^^^^THIS!!!!! THANK YOU!!! I was just coming down to post this same thing!

    • lucy2 says:

      Mariel Hemingway has complained about him. She was a minor when they worked together, and he tried to get her to go to Paris with him, and was her first kiss. Vomit.
      So yeah, no adult women. So he can say whatever he wants, but we all know what he is.


    • MC2 says:

      Exactly. A female with any semblance of power or agency doesn’t turn him on, it’s been shown that he prefers his own daughters. And this crap about Son Yi not being his legal daughter is a sick, straw man argument for sick people protecting sick people.

      The narcissist says what narcissists say: “they don’t care”. Shocker to none.

  3. kerwood says:

    Pedo Andy and Epstein dying must be giving a lot of these guys confidence that they can get away with ANYTHING.

  4. notpretentious says:

    I think he cares too, hence his celebrity friends feeling the need to defend him so publicly. That doesn’t come out of no where. And this trend on people saying they don’t care what people think about them, well it takes some caring to even make the statement IMHO. If you really don’t care, then you don’t dignify it with a response. My feelings on not caring is that I care to an extent, but I try not to internalize it, I guess…

  5. Ann says:

    I’ll never understand this man’s appeal. He is very much tainted but the level of taboo he carries seems to have not crossed the threshold into pariah for way too many people. He’ll get to spend the rest of his days doing what he wants with enough support to keep him comfortable. It’s way more than he deserves both from a criminal justice stance AND professionally because he is overrated and always has been. Good grief the stuff certain people are allowed to get away with… humans will never fail to astound me.

  6. DS9 says:

    Why should he care? He’s already crafted his perfect little wife, trained her up in the way she should go, and he’s raising two replacements.

    I’m sure he’s a perfectly lovely, monogamous, skeevy little groomer.

    Also, no one is accusing you of being inappropriate with your employees, douchebag, and you damned well know it. Way to flip the script.

    • intheknow says:

      “and he’s raising two replacements.”

      When I see pics of him and “his kids” they look they are are repulsed by his arms around them.

      • Aeren says:

        I met Woody this summer. His “replacement” (daughter, who is beautiful by the way) was with him and it was beyond creepy. I couldn’t get away from him and his entourage fast enough.

      • Leah says:

        Is it wrong or irresponsible to say that there seems to be something very wrong with his daughter’s affect in photos of them and their family? I know that playing “photo assumption” isn’t reliable, but seriously, look at Manzie in any photo of her and Woody and tell me there doesn’t seem to be something wrong…?

      • kerwood says:

        I was watching a basketball game, probably the Knicks, and they panned the crowd. Woody Allen was there with his daughters. I couldn’t help noticing that one of his daughters resembled Dylan when she was a child. It was very disturbing. Whenever Allen is mentioned, I think about that little girl and pray that she’s okay. With a mother and a father like that, the odds aren’t very good.

      • 2bounce4u says:


        I think both their daughters resemble Dylan and Soon Yi, all family always look soulless like something was stolen from them. Apparently they adopted their white daughter from the same Texas agency as Dylan. CREEPY.

  7. Valerie says:

    Smug asshole. His movies suck, yes, even Annie Hall. Saw it once and had no desire to see it again.

  8. WTF says:

    His comments about not having any complaints from women that worked for him is EXACTLY the reason it is not okay to refer to Epstein and R. Kelly victims as women. They are children. Woody and Kelly like children. Epstein liked children. Pedophiles don’t just randomly sexual assault women or men, because they aren’t turned on by them. They are turned on by children. Just because we sexualize little girls doesn’t mean they are the same as women.
    Words matter.

  9. 10KTurtle says:

    Is he really shunned by Hollywood, though? It looks like all his movies keep getting made and actors and actresses keep signing up to work with him.

  10. MC2 says:

    So the pedophile doesn’t care that society shuns him, as long as he gets to keep being a pedophile with no consequences?! Yea, this is why society should care, cuz these guys never will. They get off on bucking society’s norms & carving out a “safe space” for themselves. I hope he was as direct with Scarlett Johanson as to show her the nude pics he took of his now wife when she was still his sudo daughter & a mere child.

  11. Senator Fan says:

    “I couldn’t care less”, says it all. The late Dr. Mayo Angelou’s words came to mind while reading the header. “When a person shows you who they are, believe them, they know themselves better than you do”. When is this disgusting POS going to be cancelled? Never, by the looks of things. Ugh!