This week’s episode of ALLEN v. FARROW dug deeper into Woody Allen’s film history. The research made the case over and over for Woody’s well-used plot line of an older man and a much younger woman involved in an intimate relationship.

I am not sure why most everyone accepted the idea of a man, 50 years plus, would be seen as “normal” while he enjoys the company of a teenage girl. Yes, I get the flattery and ego- boosting, but in my world and those around me, this was not a “normal” scenario.

There is strong evidence brought into daylight of Woody and his relationship with his youngest daughter Dawn. During this hour, Dawn allowed a decades old recording of her as a child be seen and heard. It describes what happened to her one afternoon. Chilling.

ALLEN v. FARROW also went into details about Soon-Yi and their blossoming relationship. This documentary does not have any direct responses from Woody since he refused to comment. The director did intersperse quotes from Soon-Yi and Woody’s testimony during the trial decades ago.

This docu-series is intense and at times difficult to watch due to subject matter, but it deserves your attention.

ALLEN v. FARROW is available to stream on HBO MAX.

Esta Rosevear

Esta Rosevear has been a Theatre Arts teacher and director for 35+ years, published Children’s author of the Rebecca series, and is passionate about playing her violin, walking, gardening, and reading murder mysteries.

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