Monday, June 17, 2024

NYDaily News Does Mia Farrow’s Dirty Work: Bullets Over Broadway is Not About the Cotton Club


We live now in an era where something whispered into a gullible ear becomes repeated by lemmings on the internet until World War III breaks out.

Mia Farrow knows this very well. She set this in motion today,planting an item in the NY Daily News that Woody Allen’s “Bullets Over Broadway” must be racist. Says she via they: “they don’t want blacks in the cast and it’s all about the Cotton Club.”

I am MYSTIFIED by the stupidity involved here. “Bullets Over Broadway” is based on a 1994 film. It has NOTHING to do with the Cotton Club! It’s called Bullets over what? BROADWAY! The movie, and the musical, is about an aspiring Broadway playwright and his backers. The musical added music from the 1920s, some of which was played at the Cotton Club. And at the Stork Club, the Copa, your grandma’s living room. and Lindy’s and a dozen other places that were popular.

But it’s not about the Cotton Club or set there !! Please pay attention lemming websites who will just repeat the Daily News smear. Planted by Mia, no doubt.

The show: opens tonight, it’s a hit.

Woody Allen is not a racist. His three children– Satchel, Bechet, and Manzie– are named for black jazz musicians. Really.

“After Midnight” is about the Cotton Club. Half the cast and orchestra are white. Now what do you want to do?

NY Daily News Confidential: you’ve been used.

Public: you’re being used.

Mia, Ronan: drop it already.


Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman
Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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