Though Woody Allen is, of course, known for his predilection for “young girls,” no one could have seen the curveball coming that is his upcoming collaboration with Miley Cyrus for a TV show he signed on to write for Amazon Prime.
Allen’s thoughts on parlaying into the realm of television have thus far already been rather lukewarm, to say the least, with the auteur noting, “I haven’t had a pleasurable moment since I undertook it.” Although Allen has only signed on to create a total of six episodes of the as of yet unnamed 60s-era comedy(?), it seems that the casting choice doesn’t bode well–neither for plot, nor for improving Allen’s case when it comes to not being painted as a child molester.
That’s right, Miley Cyrus’ starring role in the series seems not only like a sign of senility on Allen’s part, but also a desperate attempt at garnering interest that’s already there anyway–considering Allen still undoubtedly has legions of devoted followers who can’t simply throw away their love of his canon based on his somewhat dubious personal preferences.
Though Elaine May–the far superior cast member–has worked with Allen in the past in Small Time Crooks, her old school credibility may not be enough to carry off the series, which gets no vote of confidence with the following quote from Miley, “I had claimed 2016 to be my year of ‘chillin the f__k out’ but next to my bed for a few years now has been this portrait of W.A. & I was looking into his eyes when I got the call to be apart of the cast and work alongside the bad a$$ Elaine May & da dude himself! 1960zzzz here I cummmmm.”