Sunday, June 17, 2012

Woody Allen Sure Loves His Prostitute Characters

Being a fan of Woody Allen requires a willingness to defend him on lots of different grounds. (There's the Soon-Yi business, the fact that he makes so many movies, etc.) But one aspect of his career that I'm less enthused about is his penchant for including hooker characters as comedic devices. His latest, To Rome With Love, features Penelope Cruz as a streetwalker, so I decided to go back and catalog all the other prostitutes that have popped up in his work. His track record on getting laughs from these characters is rather spotty. The results of my diligent research can be found over at Deadspin.