Friday, February 19, 2016

Nymphets Banned on Reddit

We often re-post links to Reddit ( from this blog; however, in a classic case of "kill the messenger", we've been banned.

Absolutely everything on The Allure of Nymphets is from the mainstream media and the arts.

And for Reddit to ban a mainstream blog has to be one of highest forms of hypocrisy. We admit that The Allure of Nymphets is controversial, but a number of the communities on Reddit are explicitly pornographic. And that's an understatement. 

Mustang (2015) is nominated for an Oscar, Bunin's Dark Avenues is the most read book of short stories in Russia, and Shakespeare's Othello is about a bi-racial age-discrepant relationship, but they're too bad for Reddit. While almost every hardcore sexual fetish under the sun is good for Reddit. Go figure...

MUSTANG (2015): The Eroticizing of Turkish Nymphets

Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Mustang's (2015) co-writer and director, stated in a Huffington Post interview, “For me, it’s very important to look at the world through the eyes of girls. In cinema history we have always been looking at the world through the eyes of men,” Ergüven  said. “For some men, if they don’t have sisters, they really can see women as objects.”

But that is exactly what Ergüven did in Mustang. She objectified the nymphets. Mustang reminded me of Sinclair's Hollywood Lolita and Kincaid's Erotic Innocence and Child Loving: The Erotic Child and Victorian Culture. Those books, like The Allure of Nymphets, analyze the eroticizing of nymphets in the arts and that is what, in part, Ergüven has clearly done.

For example, Lale, the youngest sister, who was played by thirteen-year-old Günes Sensoy, has her white cotton panties exposed while she frolics with her sisters. Later in the film Lale stuffs her satin and lace bra before she seductively parades her enhanced cleavage around the apartment. 

Just like the nymphet in La Niña Santa (2004), who had teen anal sex with her cousin to preserve her virginity, one of the girl's in Mustang informs her sister that she has anal sex with her boyfriend to preserve her virginity. 

In addition to the raunchy teen behavior, the film briefly explores the dark side of ephebophilia as the middle-aged uncle has sex with two of his young nieces late into the night. 

We weren't surprise to learn in the Huffington Post piece that Ergüven had the nymphets watch Lolita to prepare for their "sexually explorative" roles, that James Franco opined in his Indiewire review that the Turkish film was "the best film of the year" and that, due to the allure of nymphets, the film has won and has been nominated for a number of prestigious awards including an Academy Award nomination for the Best Foreign Language Film. (See Fig. 1.)

The plot summary on IMDB states "When five orphan girls are seen innocently playing with boys on a beach, their scandalized conservative guardians confine them while forced marriages are arranged." But the marriages weren't "forced", they were arraigned. Furthermore, the first orphan to be marriage was very happy to be marriage to the boy that she had been having anal sex with. It wasn't that the other sisters didn't want to get married, they just didn't like the men that were arraigned for them.

Fig 1. Mustang's Awards and Nominations
Award / Film FestivalCategoryRecipients and nomineesResult
Academy Awards[18]Best Foreign Language FilmPending
Austin Film Critics Association[19]Best Foreign-Language FilmNominated
Best First FilmNominated
Belgian Film Critics Association[20]Grand PrixNominated
Cannes Film Festival[8]Europa Cinemas LabelWon
Caméra d'OrDeniz Gamze ErgüvenNominated
Queer PalmNominated
César Awards[21]Best FilmPending
Best DirectorDeniz Gamze ErgüvenPending
Best Original ScreenplayDeniz Gamze Ergüven and Alice WinocourPending
Best First Feature FilmPending
Best CinematographyDavid Chizallet and Ersin GökPending
Best EditingMathilde Van de MoortelPending
Best SoundIbrahim Gök, Damien Guillaume and Olivier GoinardPending
Best Original MusicWarren EllisPending
Best Costume DesignSelin SözenPending
Critics' Choice Awards[22]Best Foreign Language FilmNominated
Dallas–Fort Worth Film Critics Association[23]Best Foreign Language Film4th place
European Film Awards[24]European FilmNominated
European Discovery of the YearWon
Florida Film Critics Circle[25]Best Foreign Language FilmNominated
Golden Globe Awards[26]Best Foreign Language FilmNominated
Goya Awards[27][28]Best European FilmWon
Independent Spirit Awards[29]Best International FilmPending
Louis Delluc Prize[30]Best First FilmNominated
Lumières Awards[31]Best FilmWon
Most Promising ActressGüneş Nezihe Şensoy, Doğa Zeynep Doğuşlu, Elit Işcan,
Tuğba Sunguroğlu and Ilayda Akdoğan
Best First FilmWon
Best ScreenplayDeniz Gamze Ergüven and Alice WinocourNominated
Best CinematographyDavid ChizalletWon
Best MusicWarren EllisNominated
LUX Prize[32]Won
Online Film Critics Society[33]Best Foreign Language FilmNominated
Satellite Awards[34]Best Foreign Language FilmPending
Stockholm International Film Festival[35]Best ScriptDeniz Gamze Ergüven and Alice WinocourWon
Trophées du Film français[36]Duo révélation cinémaDeniz Gamze Ergüven and Charles GillibertWon
Odessa International Film Festival[37]Grand Prix - Golden DukeWon
Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association[38]Best Foreign Language FilmNominated
Source: Wikipedia

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

From the Bunnie's Mouths: How Hefner Procured Young Women

We wrote a review of Steele's How to Marry Nymphets for Men Over 35, but it may be worth analyzing how Hugh Hefner procured young girls over the years.

Izabella St. James wrote in Bunny Tales Behind Closed Doors at the Playboy Mansion that she first saw the seventy-four-year-old Hugh Hefner when she was in her early twenties at the Sunset Room in Hollywood and was “…intrigued by Hef and attracted to him…” While Hef was surrounded by a bevy of beautiful young women, Izabella went to say hello. Consequently, Dr. Mark “Doc” Saginor, Hef’s physician and friend, invited Izabella to sit in Hef’s booth. 

Hef and Izabella St. James
Izabella said that Hef was very polite, very sweet, had a warm smile, made her feel welcomed and relaxed. After drinks, Doc asked Izabella for her phone number and invited her to a “Fun in the Sun” party at the Playboy Mansion that was subsequently followed up by invitations to other parties at the Mansion.

Approximately, a year after Izabella returned from studying abroad in Poland, she ran into Hef on Wednesday at Las Palmas and Friday of the same week at Barfly. After she went over to say hello, Hef invited her to join him and his entourage the following Friday which turned out to be a recruitment session. 

At the club the following Friday, a number of Hef’s girlfriends told Izabella “…how much fun they were having, how much money they made, and what a great opportunity it was to live at the Mansion.” Furthermore, they told Izabella that Hef was “interested” in her and that she should consider being one of his girlfriends. However, when Izabella was told about “the bedroom” she wrote I “…went home as fast as I could.” (We'll elaborate on “the bedroom” below but for now, "the bedroom" is where, after taking a Viagra pill and lathering in baby oil, the girls take turns “riding” Hef after he has been serviced orally.)

Hef was persistent and invited Izabella out on several more occasions. She accepted his invitations, and that was when she began to be “…seduced by the Playboy lifestyle. The private jet, the parties, the limos, the Grammys, and the carefree lifestyle…”  Eventually, Izabella and Hef had a bitter breakup which may explain why Hef changed his seduction approach with Kendra Wilkinson.

Hef and Kendra Wilkinson

Kendra Wilkinson wrote in her memoir, Sliding into Home, that after she posted her photograph on One Model Place, the initial call she received from Playboy was to ask her if she wanted to be a “painted girl” (i.e., nude waitress) at Hef’s seventy-eighth birthday party. She received another call two days later informing her that Mr. Hefner saw a photo of her and wanted to call her personally. And what did the almost eighty-year-old Hef say when he called the eighteen-year-old Kendra the next day, “I look forward to seeing you at my birthday…Also, I’d like you to consider being my girlfriend.” 

After meeting Hef for the first time Kendra wrote “He was very charming; he had a powerful way about him, and I liked it…he was just so cool. The way he acted and the things he said were unlike anything I had seen or heard.” 

If you are having trouble wrapping your fingers around exactly what charisma means, Olivia Fox Cabane explained it well in The Charisma Myth. She divided charisma into three main categories: 

Presence charisma – you should be in The Now and avoid constantly thinking and/or worrying about the past or the future. Specifically, when speaking to a nymphet, you should give her your undivided attention. 

Power charisma – you should have power over yourself and self-control (e.g., You have the discipline to work on your novel every day for an hour no matter what happens.), which will organically equate to having power over young women. 

Warmth Charisma – inwardly you should have a high self-esteem, self-confidence and self-compassion. Outwardly, you are altruistic (e.g., Like Hef, you believe that you are the best thing that could happen to a young woman and you want to give her the opportunity to be happy.).

In addition, Kendra loved the fact that, despite the bevy of beauties that was surrounding Hef, he kept looking at her and they kept staring at each other. At the end of the night, Hef gave her a key, asked her to spend the night, and inquired, “Will you be my girlfriend?” 
What was Kendra’s response? “There was only one thing I could say: ‘Umm, okay.’”

Why did Kendra say yes so quickly? Well, she said that their age difference was not a factor, nor was the fact that Hef already had, not one girlfriend, but “ten times more girlfriends than most”, but it was a factor that he boosted her self-esteem, he was “a true gentleman” and he was trustworthy. 

One may assume that most of Kendra’s reasons are counter-intuitive. Are you not surprised that the eighteen-year-old Kendra considered the seventy-eight-year-old Hef to be “a true gentleman” even after he asked her to “spend the night” and asked her to be one of his concubines - on the first night that they met. Well, it turns out that there are at least nine different ways for men to approach women. 

Here’s a list with examples:

Direct - “You’re beautiful!”

Indirect - “Can I get your opinion on something?”

Guerrilla - “I want to make love to you. Immediately!”

Inebriate - “Here, have another drink.”

Trite - “Is that a mirror in your pocket, because I can see myself in your pants.”

Open - “I’m the prize. Ravishing women will desire and approach me.” 

Arranged/Inner-Circle - “But your cousin’s a cardiology intern and lives in the Village - with no roommate!”

Wine and Dine – “I have a huge loft in SoHo, so I usually take car service and park my black Porsche in the garage on Prince Street.”

As you can see, Hef choose the Wine and Dine approach with Izabella and a combination of the Direct and Guerilla approaches with Kendra. Guerilla in the sense that he asked her to “stay the night” on the first night that they met and Direct in the sense that he asked her to be his girlfriend after only a casual conversation. 

Hef and Holly Madison

Holly Madison provides another view of Hugh Hefner in her best-selling book Down the Rabbit Hole: Curious Adventures and Cautionary Tales of a Former Playboy Bunny. She wrote that when she met Hefner he “He had the “nice guy” act down pat and it worked [...] he had a certain swagger. There was a gentlemanly air about him...” But that to reduce the high turnover rate of girlfriends, Hefner starting keeping his girlfriends “broken and needy”. 

Madison wrote “I found myself constantly trying to compete with the other girlfriends who were all caught up in who was prettiest.”  And she opined that “It was in his best interest to have us wallowing in our own insecurities and pawing for his acceptance. Girlfriends that didn’t get along gave him the feeling of being fought over—and being fought over made him feel desire...”  And how did the girls try to gain Hefner’s acceptance? Madison wrote “When he would complement a girl on a particular dress, pair of shoes, or even the way she wore her hair, we all felt the need to replicate if for our next evening out.” 

Allegedly, Hef particularly like to pit the old(er) Bunnies against the young(er) Bunnies. Madison was advised by an old(er) Bunny, “He always plays the oldest one against the youngest one,” Vicky explained, eager to share her expertise on the topic as we gossiped about the situation. “Tina may be his main girlfriend, but she’s older, so he likes to play on her insecurities by playing favorites with whoever the youngest one is.” Consequently, Madison shared that she started wearing clip-in extensions to give her “the long hair Hef preferred.”

Furthermore, Madison wrote that Hef “was obsessed with women looking as young as humanly possible.” Madison even shared that “Kendra confessed: “I’m very insecure right now about my face. I get scared with Hef looking at me at the mansion and maybe thinking I’m ugly.” 

According to Madison, Kendra “had already hooked up with Hef” prior to him asking her to be his girlfriend.” She elaborated “In Kendra’s book Sliding into Home, she describes Hef asking her to be a girlfriend and handing her a house key before he invited her up to the bedroom. Now, I don’t know if Kendra is trying to sound extra-desirable, innocent, or if her memory is just super rusty, but of course that’s not how it really went down. Hef isn’t stupid. He never asked anyone to become a girlfriend before they joined him in bed. And he never made a habit of carrying around extra sets of room keys. 

Here's Madison’s description of "The bedroom":

As Tina led me into the bedroom, I stumbled over and weaved through massive piles of junk covering the floor. It appeared that Hef liked to collect more than just women. Ceiling-high piles of videotapes, stuffed animals, art, and gifts littered the room. It was like an episode of Hoarders. But perhaps in his case it would be more appropriately titled Whore-ders. Two huge television screens projecting graphic porn lit up the otherwise dark bedroom. In the middle, a very pale man was tending to his own business (if you’re catching my thinly veiled innuendo) and puffing on a joint before passing it around to the nearest blonde. 

The girlfriends, in various stages of undress, were sitting in a semicircle at the edge of the bed—some kneeling, some standing, and some lying down. I sat myself on the edge of the bed—unsure of what to do next…My eyes had adjusted to the darkness and I could see that all the girls, backlit by the large screens, were putting on a show: …they were getting it on or making out with each other… The girlfriends, and Vicky, it seemed to me in particular, were desperate to bring as many new girls up into the bedroom as possible…. “Heeeef . . . don’t you want to be with the new girl?” 

Vicky screamed over the loud music as she reached over and pushed him towards me. Much to my surprise, my turn was over just as quickly as it started. By the time I was able to wrap my head around what was happening, Hef had already moved on to Candice, then to a few of his actual girlfriends before finishing off by himself, as he always did…Some of the girls leaned over and quickly picked Hef on the cheek…The girls began filing out of the room, offering Hef a few candy-coated “good nights.” 

Quickly, I pulled on my pajamas and followed Vickey down the hall and into her bedroom…Vickey ordered cheeseburgers and fries to the room as if it were any other night, but I passed out the food even arrived.” Yet, despite the fact that it did not appear necessary, Madison claimed that “Hef was a notoriously lecherous 70-something old man offering me Quaaludes that he referred to as “thigh openers.””


Madison went on to write that “Most of the girls that ended up becoming girlfriends reacted the same way: they were very nonchalant about their “initiation.” 

And Madison related the history behind Hef’s biweekly night out on the town with the Playmates.

“For decades, Hef was an infamous homebody. After all, he created his own version of paradise at the Playboy Mansion, so why would he ever want to leave? Throughout the ’70s, ’80s, and ’90s, it was extremely rare to see him out and about. In 1999, when he separated from his wife of almost 10 years, Kimberley Conrad, a few of his friends persuaded him to leave his compound for a night on the town. What happened next was a surprise to everyone. People went absolutely crazy to see this 70-something icon from another era at an L.A. nightclub. Shortly thereafter Hef instituted his biweekly club nights. Rolling Stone magazine called it “Hugh Hefner’s Resurrection.””

Interestingly, like a high level Hustler, Hugh was a recluse for many years; however, like a Mack he came to surround himself with friends and girls possibly to validate his existence. 

From the three former Bunnies we can cull the following about Hef's characteristics\techniques. Hef was:

very polite
very sweet
possessed a certain swagger
had nice guy "act"
pitted bunny against bunny, and
played on insecurities

Sunday, February 14, 2016

THE DIARY OF A TEENAGE GIRL (2015): Sex, Sex and More Sex with Her Mother's Boyfriend

Chris Dodge of the Utne Reader wrote “What's unusual and wonderful about Gloeckner's writing and art is its unflinching engagement with messy truths. The Diary of a Teenage Girl is shocking – and refreshingly – frank, strongly conveying what it's like to be a sexual girl [...]” And Peggy Orenstein of the New York Times opined “Gloeckner is arguably the brightest light among a small cadre of semiautobiographical cartoonist.”

Hillary Chute, an associate professor in the department of English at the University of Chicago, wrote in the foreword that “The Diary of a Teenage Girl is a totally uninhibited object. The protagonist Minnie, who lives in San Francisco and starts an affair with her mother's boyfriend when she is only fifteen, keeps an expressive diary that constitutes a large portion of the book [...] Diary stands as a brave, unabashed take on the complexity of life at this age.”

In Phoebe Gloeckner's graphic novel, Minnie, who was a green-eyed sophomore, was described as “[...] (about 5'4”), with broad shoulders and broad lips and a little waist” with growing breasts.

Minnie's affair began with Monroe, her mother's thirty-five-year-old boyfriend, after Monroe rubbed Minnie's breast through her white and blue striped flannel nightgown. Monroe was described as “the handsomest man in the world” with blond hair, blue eyes and “two big strong muscular thighs” who was into “waspy-looking girls with small tits” and was a fan of David Hamilton. Minnie “half-felt” that it was “rude and presumptuous” to think that Monroe did it on purpose, but she backed away because she didn't want Monroe to know how small her breast were. In addition, Minnie had a “strangely calming feeling” that even if Monroe had intentionally touched her “tits on purpose, that is was probably all right because he's one of our best friends and he's a good guy and he knows how it goes […]”

Two nights later, Minnie's mother suggested that the ephebophile and nymphet go out. They went to a nightclub where, after a number of drinks, Monroe kept feeling on Minnie's “tits” before Monroe said, “Oh look you're giving me a hard-on […]” Subsequently, he put Minnie's hands down his pants which caused Minnie to shockingly ask Monroe to “f_ck” her. Back in the car Monroe asked, “You really do want me to f_ck you, don't you?”

On a subsequent night, after Minnie's mother went to bed after viewing an episode of Mary Hartman Mary Hartman, Monroe slipped his hands between Minnie's legs. Minnie attempted to return the favor and give Monroe a “blow-job and everything else”, but they decided that it was too risky. However, on the following Tuesday, Minnie skipped school, Monroe drove her to his apartment in the Russian Hill section of San Francisco where the nymphet gave her mother's boyfriend her virginity. Minnie commemorated the event by drawing an “X” in blood on Monroe's leg before Monroe said that he couldn't believe that the fifteen-year-old wasn't a virgin. Minnie shared that she hadn't even kissed a boy.

After they had sex three more times, Monroe began to feel guilty about the affair. Not only did Minnie feel “unguilty”, she became filled with sexual energy. So much so that she picked up a cute sixteen-year-old at the Golden Gate Park, began giving him a hand-job in the aquarium which ended in the bushes where she “sucked his d_ck” and “rubbed it until he came all over his brand - new grass - green shirt.”

That was the beginning of Minnie's affair and her journey into raunchy teen behavior. Without going into details about the affair and Minnie's numerous sex scenes, I'm going to share some relevant briefs from the book:

When Minnie was in the 8th grade at the Hamlin School for Girls, she was in love with Sarah S----. Minnie shared “I remember trying to accidentally rub my chest against hers – we wore white cotton midi blouses and neither of us wore a bra.”

Pascal, Minnie's Manhattan based stepfather, slept with Elizabeth, Minnie's sixteen-year-old friend – once when Elizabeth visited the east coast and again when Pascal was in LA on business. However, Minnie's mother wasn't surprised by the affair. She shared that her ex-husband had an affair with his sixteen or seventeen-year-old tutee while he worked as a calculus professor in Philadelphia. The news of Pascal's affairs with nymphets made Minnie question Pascal's sincerity about his ongoing concern about her well-being. She suspected that he secretly wanted to have an affair with her as well.

Kimmie Minter, Minnie's best friend, tried masturbating but it hurt due to her three-inch, “always painted”, nails. In addition, Kimmie desired to know the size of Monroe's d_ck. She got crisp one-hundred dollar bills from old man Mr. Coltos for engaging in acts like letting him rub suntan lotion on her bikini clad body in the backyard while his wheelchair bound wife watched Dialing for Dollars in the living room. In addition, Kimmie used to baby-sit “for a mixed couple with two little boys.” After Marcus, the black father, came home from bowling while his white wife was still out “with her girlfriends”, Kimmie gave him blow jobs after she put Vaseline all over her mouth, because Marcus' d_ck was so big that it felt like her mouth was going to rip at the corners.

Minnie and Kimmie met with Marcus for the purpose of engaging in a three-way in a cheap hotel, but the nymphets changed their minds at the last minute.

Minnie loved black guys because “they look so tough” and “smell so gutsy”.

Minnie wondered if she could ever “fuck” her own father. She shared that she used to have dreams about her grandfather. “We were both nude, but I'd look down, and there was nothing there...”

At least once, Minnie had sex with a teen (e.g., Ricky in Julius Kahn Park.) and Monroe on the same day.

Minnie went on a three-day trip to Paradise, California with Kimmie and her mother to visit Kimmie's cousin Doreen and her husband. “Kimmie was obsessed with the idea of fucking Doreen's husband,” which she did – twice.

Minnie, Kimmie and Monroe had a three-way in Monroe's apartment. Here's Minnie's description of the event: “He f_cked both of us and he came inside both of us […] We both sucked his c_ck and he ate us out and we ate each other out […]”

Minnie found boys her own age a “bore” and couldn't “get really interested in them”.

Minnie had a lipstick lesbian affair with Tabatha, a sixteen-year-old girl with “a tough, feminine style.” Tabatha had a drug problem and let two Black men, Arthur and his brother, have sex with a drugged Minnie for a bag of Quaaludes. (Interestingly, the first edition of the book was even more graphic than the second. For example, in the first edition, there's a mind-bending picture of Tabatha having oral sex with a transvestite for drug money.)

Dr. Wollenberg, Minnie's psychiatrist, prescribed her a Sunbeam Personal Massager; however, Minnie found the orange vibrator to be “too intense”.


Phoebe Gloeckner

There was an off-broadway stage adaption of the graphic novel and according to the film's Wikipedia page, the movie received a 94% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 119 critics, with average rating of 8/10. We're surprised that the film, which won an Jury award at Sundance and was shown in Manhattan at the high-brow Lincoln Center, was well-received. For one, the book had (obviously) a lot more details and Minnie was played by twenty-three-year-old Bel Powley instead a nymphet. 

Lastly, we'll end with a statement from the author, who is an associate professor at the University of Michigan in the Stamps School of Art and Design. She wrote in the preface of the revised edition “Minnie is, first and foremost, a human being. That she is female and young are secondary […] Although I am the source of Minnie, she cannot be me – for the book to have real meaning, she must be all girls […]”

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

[Update] Famous Ephebophile: Woody Allen "The Best Thing is Blonde 12-Year-Old Girls."

Love and Death (1975): "...the best thing is blonde twelve-year-old girls."

If a novelist or writer or any artist makes art that expresses the attraction between teenage girls and older men, is that indicative of their own personal desires and/or does it express an event they may have occurred previously in their lives? For example, was Nabokov an active ephebophile and did Tatiana von Furstenberg have an affair with a married man while she was at boarding school? Let us take a look at Woody Allen for a possible clue to the answer. 

Woody Allen has written and/or directed in at least five films that contained age-discrepant relationships. Those films are: 

Love and Death (1975) - ninety-year-old Father Andre, the “Holiest of Holies, Ancient and Wise” shared, “I have lived many years. And after many trials and tribulations. I have come to [the] conclusion that the best thing is blonde twelve-year-old girls. Two of them, whenever possible.”

Manhattan (1979) – forty-two-year-old Isaac (Woody Allen), a comedy writer and aspiring novelist, ends his affair with a seventeen-year-old high school student (Mariel Hemingway) to be with an older woman (Diane Keaton), only to regret it later. 

Stacey Nelkin related in 2011 on The Howard Stern Show that Manhattan was based on her relationship with Allen that began after they met on the set of Annie Hall. Nelkin was a seventeen-year-old student at the pretigious Stuyvesant high school in Manhattan and Allen was fourty-two. Allen confirmed the relationship in a 2014 Op-Ed piece in the New York Times

Manhattan (1979)

Husbands and Wives (1992) - Gabe Roth (Woody Allen), a literature professor, began a relationship with one of his students (Juliette Lewis) after she read and praised the manuscript of his new novel.  However, prior to taking Roth’s class, Rain had previous relationships with three much older men: her father’s close friend, her father’s business partner, and her analyst.  

Deconstructing Harry (1997) - writer Harry Block (Woody Allen) drives a prostitute, a friend, and his kidnapped son, to his former university to receive an honorary degree. One of the sub-plots involves Harry's relationship with Fay (Elisabeth Shue), a young fan who turns into a follower, then a pupil - Eliza Doolittle style, and finally into a roommate. Despite warning Fay to avoid falling in love with him and confessing his intention to “fuck” her before moving on to the next fan, Harry fell in love with Fay and was distraught to learn that she got engaged to Larry (Billy Crystal), Harry’s “alleged” friend.

Whatever Works (2009) - Boris Yellnikoff (Larry David), a middle-aged professor of quantum mechanics at Columbia University, reluctantly married Melodie Saint Ann Celestine (Evan Rachel Wood), a young runaway from Mississippi.

You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger (2010) - Alfie (Anthony Hopkins), an elderly man, leaves his wife to marry a young call girl, while Roy (Josh Brolin), a middle-aged novelist, becomes engrossed by Dia (Freida Pinto), a beautiful young woman, while desperately trying to get his second book published.

Irrational Man (2015) - Abe Lucas (Joaquin Phoenix), a philosophy professor at Braylin, finds himself in a life crisis, but he gains a new purpose in life after he begins a relationship with one of his students, Jill Pollard (Emma Stone) and becomes a one-man vigilante. 

As you can see, some of Woody's work fulfills the request of almost every movie executive, which is, “Give me the same thing, only different.” Yet, up until the filming of Husbands and Wives, there was only speculation about Woody’s intentions, but they became clear when his wife, Mia Farrow, found nude pictures of her adopted daughter, Soon Yi Previn, in Woody’s bedroom that was taken some time before Soon Yi’s 19th birthday. Thus, Woody is a great example of (his) art imitating (his) life. 

Dylan Farrow and Woody Allen

In addition, in 1992 Allen was accused by Dylan Farrow, his adopted daughter, and Mia Farrow of molesting Dylan when she was two and seven-years-old. 

Here are some low-lights from the 33-page decision from the presiding judge in the case:

When Allen met Farrow she had three biological and three adopted children. One of whom was ten-year-old Soon-Yi. Allen and Farrow met in 1980 and "[u]ntil 1985, Mr. Allen...viewed her children as an encumbrance. He had no involvement with them." Allen even had a separate residence on the opposite side of Manhattan.After unsuccessfully trying to have a child together, Allen allowed Farrow to adopt Dylan, a newborn, in 1985.

Eventually, Woody warmed up to Dylan; however, according to Dylan and Farrow, Woody warmed up to Dylan too much. For example, when Dylan was 2-years-old, Farrow told Allen "...[you] look at her in a sexual way. You fondled her...You're all over her. You look at her when she's naked."

Then in 1990, 19-year-old Soon-Yi asked Woody if she could attend a New York Knicks' basketball game with him at Madison Square Garden. Soon-Yi "opened up" to Woody (no pun intended) after attending several basketball games and in 1991, after she enrolled in Drew College in Madison, New Jersey, Allen and Soon-Yi began speaking regularly on the phone.

woody allen_soon yi_mia farrow.jpg
Allen, Farrow and Soon-Yi

And in January of 1992, Farrow found six graphically nude photographs (e.g., "legs spread apart") of Soon-Yi on a mantelpiece in Allen's apartment. 

Needless to say, Farrow was distraught over Allen and her (adopted) daughter's affair. 

Very interestingly, Farrow is no stranger to age-discrepant relationships. For example, according to J. Randy Taraborrelli's Sinatra: Behind the Legend, nineteen-year-old Mia Farrow lost her virginity to forty-eight-year-old Frank Sinatra at his ultra-modern glass and metal house in Palm Springs after their flight on a private jet. “They had dinner on the terrace, served by an army of servants, and then he swept her into his bedroom.” Farrow described the night as “magical”. 

And a November 2013 Vanity Fair article related that subsequent to her marriage to Sinatra and prior to her marriage to Allen, Farrow married composer-conductor André Previn. Previn and Farrow had three sons and adopted three underprivileged Asian girls. (You guessed it. Soon-Yi Previn was one of the adopted girls.) But what you may not have guessed is that Previn and Farrow were the inspiration for the song “Beware of Young Girls” that was written by Dory Previn. (You guessed it. Dory was André’s ex-wife.) Previn and twenty-three-year-old Farrow started an affair while Previn was conducting the London Symphony Orchestra and Farrow was filming A Dandy in Aspic. Dory separated from André after she discovered that Farrow was pregnant with André’s child. Consequently, according to The Independent, Dory was institutionalized with severe mental illness prior to composing “Beware of Young Girls”.

Subsequently, Allen and Soon-Yi adopted Bechet Dumaine Allen and Manzie Tio Allen. I won't comment on the adoption or the picture below, but based on Allen's record, one would be not surprised if "something" came out of the adoption(s). 

Allen with Bechet and Manzie in Beverly Hills (2012)

The Daily Mail revealed that Allen is friends with another famous ephebophile, Jeffrey Epstein. Epstein and Allen were seen hugging, whispering, joking and laughing as they strolled to Epstein's $50 million Upper East Side of Manhattan town house.

Epstein, who is also friends with former president Bill Clinton and Britain's Prince Andrew, was accused in a civil suit of the following allegations:

  • he received three twelve-year-old French girls as a birthday present 
  • he had a fourteen-year-old “Balkan sex slave” that he procured from her family 
  • he had a fifteen-year-old sex toy named Virginia Roberts that he loaned to friends, and 
  • he paid forty, mostly underage girls, approximately $300 apiece to give him “messages” (i.e., hand jobs) at his second home in Palm Beach. 

Is it true that birds of a feather flock together?

Jeffrey Epstein, Woody Allen and Soon-Yi

Only God knows if Allen is a pedophile, but clearly he's an acting ephebophile. But what we find it surprising is that Allen didn't use his fame to marry a nymphet à la J.D. Salinger and Elvis instead of marrying his wife's (adopted) daughter.