As details siding with Woody Allen begin to emerge from Moses Farrow, another adopted child in the beautiful family Mia Farrow assembled over the years, I’ve heard Twittering in the Twitterverse which starts with this bombastic phrase, “The Plot Thickens.”
A part of me wants to defend the bravery of Dylan for going public with abuse. A part of me wants to defend Woody, who seems to be living a perfectly normal married life (if there is such a thing) with Soon-Yi Previn.
More than anything else, this is a family matter.
Woody Allen did not appear to accept the Cecil B. DeMille Award. More than rolling his eyes at another vapid award show, I get the feeling he didn’t want the attention to avoid awakening this very dragon.
If everyone were honest, instead of playing the “I Know Everything About Everything” game, we’d admit we don’t know anything about anything.
What’s the benefit of going public? What are we gaining by choosing sides? A better sense of ourselves…
“I’m miserable. I can’t stand my husband. I haven’t schtupped him in years. But at least I’m not married to the son of my ex-husband. At least I’m not a pedophile.”
As I look around, at all of my friend’s marriages, if I were perfectly honest, I’d have to say I don’t understand any of them. As I look around, at all of the celebrity marriages, paraded around like a PR-Stunt, if I were perfectly honest, I’d have to say I don’t understand any of them. As I look around, at the marriage of my parents, if I were perfectly honest, I’d have to say I get it.
But I love them. I guess what I’m saying is this: love isn’t supposed to make sense.
I heard the phrase “The Heart Wants What The Heart Wants.” I know it’s a famous phrase from a famous Woody Allen movie, but I can’t remember which movie since they all connect, somehow.
I could be accused of bias, since it’s obvious how much I admire Woody Allen’s prolific career. But I also happen to deeply admire the humanity of Mia Farrow, creating a home and sense of family for displaced children, out of thin air. Neither one of them are perfect. But they’ve both made the world a better place.