17: WHAT A MESS: The Allen V. Farrow Case

ALLEN V. FARROW: Spoiler alert! If you haven’t watched the 4-part documentary ALLEN V. FARROW… WARNING – SPOLIERS! Also, this episode makes reference to child sexual abuse, just so you know…

So… It’s the case that’s been hanging around since 1992 which has divided Hollywood and has been reignited since the #metoo movement – yes, this week we’re talking about whether or not Woody Allen abused his 7 year old adopted daughter Dylan Farrow and the Allen V. Farrow documentary… How is this a comedy podcast?? ?

But first, the girls begin by chatting about THAT end scene in episode 5 of Line of Duty season 6, and if you don’t know the one we mean, MOTHER OF GOD get on it people! Michelle insists that Ben Mendelsohn should have a role in the next season of Line of Duty – #JedMecurio, you’ve been told! Geordie wonders if she crossed a line last week in the Adoption episode by saying her brother had a face like a pan full of fried arseholes when he was a baby. Michelle rabbits on about a bag of Little Golden Books she lost as a child… And all this before getting to the topic at hand: ALLEN V. FARROW.

Yes, we – along with most of the Western World – watched the 4 part doco Allen V. Farrow, which details the injustices and inconsistencies surrounding the child molestation accusations made by Dylan Farrow in 1992 against her adopted father Woody Allen. So Michelle starts off with an apology for any incorrect facts, before immediately saying the case kicked off in 1982 ?. She then gets into a potted history of the case, talks about Mia’s great haircut in Rosemary’s Baby and a brief discussion about thumb sucking and Daddy Porn. Wha?

While discussing the facts of the case, the pair chat about Woody Allen’s 16 year old lover Babi Christina and his film Manhattan. The convo then veers into a reverie for Matt Dillon, agreement that Patrick Swayze was never hot and Rob Lowe having sex in a glass elevator (*FACT it was actually Andrew McCarthy in Class – oops!) and Michelle realises she’s been saying Ralph Macchio’s name wrong her entire life ?. Geordie’s incredible talent for singing Cliff Richard songs comes to the fore before they get back to wrapping up their thoughts and theories on the Allen V. Farrow case. Lots to think about, so get Eavesdroppin’!

If you’ve been affected by any of the issues raised in this episode, please contact your local crisis centre for support.

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Watch the HBO trailer for the documentary here: https://www.hbo.com/documentaries/allen-v-farrow

THAT scene from Line of Duty!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g0_rN-_dbOU

More about Babi Christina: https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/features/woody-allens-secret-teen-lover-manhattan-muse-speaks-1169782

Original trailer for The Outsiders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j4pFHmSuHRQ

The sex scene from Class with Andrew McCarthy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eFrS6uCoMsw

How to pronounce Ralph Macchio ?? : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=97ceWJwvLfY

Cliff Richard’s Wired for Sound: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tigl2Uvfg4Q

And the high budget video of DEVIL WOMAN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IgomTOOgl8M

And let’s not forget Shirley Bassey’s Diamonds are Forever: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFSAWiTJsjc

And this is LEIF GARRETT! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3GVugJj7BUs

Link to The Shit Show: https://podcasts.apple.com/nz/podcast/the-shit-show/id1504815062

Hush by Dylan Farrow: https://uhttps://www.amazon.co.uk/Hush-Dylan-Farrow/dp/1250235901/ref=sr_1_1?crid=1OXCL4JYDC5FC&dchild=1&keywords=hush+dylan+farrow&qid=1618925266&sprefix=hush+Dylan%2Caps%2C164&sr=8-1

Ronan Farrow & Rosanna Arquette: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/ronan-farrow/id1550695064?i=1000507321364

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