Jackie Hoffman Says Woody Allen Is a Self-Loathing Jew When It Comes To Women

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I saw the queen of bitterness--best known for Hairspray, Xanadu, and The Addams Family--in concert last night at 54 Below and thrilled to her succession of lashings, hilariously pulled off.

For example:


*She was horrified to read in the New York Times that Patti LuPone opened the club on June 5. As her accompanist reminded her onstage last night, Jackie opened the place on June 3! This became a running gag, with Jackie at one point noting, "But is Patti on the cover of an AIDS magazine?" (Somehow Jackie is, following in the illustrious footsteps of the woman who played the lady who shot Selena.)


*Jackie said she read for Woody Allen last year--but not for a movie. "He doesn't put Jewish women in his movies anymore," she noted. It was for a one-act play, where he did want Jewish women. "Jewy and ugly and just shrill enough," Jackie added, explaining that when he puts non-Jewish ladies in something, they coo stuff like, "I'm not Jewish. I'm so beautiful!"


*Jackie sardonically congratulated Hairspray on its hookup with the non-union Royal Caribbean Cruises, snarling, "They've brought low salaries to the high seas! You can't stop the beat, but you sure can stop Actors Equity."


And if you think this is all too bitter, fear not--she lacerates herself most of all, in a tasty bit called "Burning Bridges" about having insulted Idina Menzel and roomful of casting agents.

Burn some rubber yourself and see her act pronto.


Photo: David Shankbone/Wikipedia



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Shelby Laure
Shelby Laure

Woody certainly casts Scarlett Johansson (Jewish mother). Hey, wait a minute, who cares who Woody Allen casts in his movies? His portrayal of Jewish men is much more negative than women, considering many of the Jewish men in his movies are played by... Woody Allen. Woody could cast a bunch of Peruvian Native tribesmen in his movies. What difference does it make? There are hundreds of other filmmakers making movies.

Libi
Libi

Yes. And it was the same Tony telecast that gave a special honor to Actors Equity, which they were violating with the whole non-union thing!

Vespers
Vespers

Well, he didn't cast her in one playlet. That does mean he'd never cast her again. Of course now he won't.

Pietro
Pietro

Na.....Na....Nazis??????

VonD
VonD

He was born Allan Konigsberg, chile! Watch any of his first 10 or so films. You'll catch on quickly enough. At least if you're sentient.

Shellababy
Shellababy

Sounds about right with Woody. He pushes Aryanism worse than the...well, you know.

Lattemama
Lattemama

Talk about burning bridges! Does she think Woody will ever consider casting her again?

Beans
Beans

Woody Allen is Jewish? First I'm hearing it.

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