Made a list of alternatives to every Woody Allen movie ever made. The notion that we should set aside Dylan Farrow’s sobering accounts and other damning evidence so as to not sacrifice Allen’s overrated career because art transcends morals, in particular Allen’s art, is bullshit. If it’s about not wanting to be on the wrong side of a witch hunt, just know that, statistically, doubting the victim has been on the wrong side of history much longer.
While the heading suggests this list is definitive, you could easily come up with your own alternatives, and should! Make canon cannon fodder. While I tried to be diverse with my choices, i’m sure i still left a bunch of stuff out.
Also, shout out to the folks at Animal for the inventive layout!
On a related note, somebody (a dude) came after me for not writing an article about actually helping women and volunteering at women’s shelters instead, which is fair, but I think ignores a lot of sensitive issues in order to make that point, mainly that male staff at women’s shelters (and girl’s houses at foster care facilities) is generally limited so as not to trigger PTSD for the residents (I’ve tried to find work there and that’s what I was told). Cavalierly sending a bunch of film bros to women’s shelters in complete disregard of that would be wildly irresponsible. Their point, though, that there are other ways to help, is basically true and yes, you can’t solve the Woody Allen dilemma simply by watching other movies.
Given that a lot of people still want to defend Allen on the art front, I wanted to demonstrate how weak a defense that was, and here we are.