Lena Dunham went on Marc Maron’s WTF Podcast on Monday to talk about, among other things, her impression of the Woody Allen molestation controversy.
“In the latest Woody Allen debate I’m decidedly pro-Dylan Farrow and decidedly disgusted with Woody Allen’s behavior,” she explained, becoming the rare actor and director to say so in as clear terms. Unlike, say Scarlett Johansson, who took a more agnostic view in a series of recent interviews. “I don’t know anything about it. It would be ridiculous for me to make any kind of assumption one way or the other,” she told The Guardian, for example.
Our girl LeDuns, on the other hand, isn’t holding back, which is why we love her and also why we don’t love her. She went on, to Maron:
“But for me, when people go through his work and comb through it for references to child molestation, that’s not the fucking point.”
That doesn’t mean, Dunham cautioned, that we should be combing through all his work looking for allusions to pedophilia, like an IRL game of True Detective fans.
“I’m not gonna indict the work…I think that you can decide that you don’t want to support the work of somebody who has molested a child. That’s a completely appropriate choice. But going through it and saying, look, he’s told us in 57 ways that he rapes kids, that’s not the thing. The thing is to look at the actual evidence that exists in the world, which I think strongly suggests that Woody Allen is in the wrong. But for me the point is not to go through his one-act plays looking for references to child molestation. Because I’m not comfortable living in a world where art is part of how we convict people of crimes.”