Lena Dunham Takes Down Woody Allen’s Onscreen “Perv” Behavior

At the Power of Story: Serious Ladies panel at Sundance, in which Lena Dunham, Mindy Kaling, Kristen Wiig, and Jenji Kohan discussed life as female artists, Dunham brilliantly pointed out the obvious regarding Woody Allen’s repeated onscreen “perv” behavior. Dunham is frequently taking the heat for the screw-ups of her “Girls” character Hannah Horvath, as if the two are the same person. As she mentioned at the panel, male writers are much less likely to be compared to the characters they play on camera. Like, for example, Woody Allen:

“Woody Allen is proof that people don’t think everything he says in his films is stuff that he does because all he was doing was making out with 17-year olds for years and we didn’t say a word about it. And then he did it! A bunch!…No one went, ‘oh, Woody Allen’s making out with a 17-year old in ‘Manhattan’ I guess he’s a real perv’…And then, lo and behold…”

Girl tells it like it is. You can watch the fascinating full panel here. [Jezebel]