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New Woody Allen Film Features Controversial Relationship

New Woody Allen Film Features Controversial Relationship

Woody Allen's newest film, reportedly being called A Rainy Day in New York, is currently being shot in New York City, and has already created a storm of controversy over the central relationship between two of the lead characters.

The film apparently focuses on a sexual relationship between a 44-year-old man (played by Jude Law) and a 15-year-old girl (played by Elle Fanning).

Making matters worse, Fanning's character is a sort of "concubine" in the film, and many on social media are crying foul, especially when taking into consideration Allen's past, including allegations that the sexually abused and molested his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow, when she was young, and the fact that he ended up marrying Mia Farrow's adopted daughter, Soon Yi, whom Allen had been a parental figure for.

The premise of a relationship between an older man and a much younger woman has been a prevalent theme in many of Allen's films, as many on Twitter have been quick to point out:

Indiewire also adds: "He has often cast himself as the love interest opposite younger actresses; there was a 30-year difference with Helena Bonham Carter and a 31-year difference with Mira Sorvino in “Mighty Aphrodite.”

Allen was recently in the news after he called the allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein "sad for everyone involved." After an outcry, Allen clarified his comments, saying: "When I said I felt sad for Harvey Weinstein I thought it was clear the meaning was because he is a sad, sick man."

But apart from the controversy over the inappropriate relationship central to the film, many are criticizing the actors who agreed to be a part of the film despite knowing Allen's history, including Selena Gomez, Timothée Chalamet, and Rebecca Hall.

For many, it boggles the mind:

The film currently has no set release date, but it's expected to hit theaters sometime next year.

After that, who knows what will be next for Allen. But one Twitter user has an idea:

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H/T: Twitter, IndieWire