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The Schmooze

Woody Allen Likes Bernie Sanders But Endorses Hillary Clinton

Woody Allen, for the first time in recent memory, took a tentative step outside of the bubble of stereotypical white maleness to express support for Hillary Clinton in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter to promote his forthcoming film “Café Society.”

“I’m a Hillary fan,” he said, “I like Bernie very much. I think what he espouses is wonderful. But I think Hillary will get more done of what Bernie would like than Bernie could get done.”

Well, maybe not so grand a gesture after all, seeing as his endorsement was framed entirely in terms of Bernie Sanders’s goals and ideals. (Newsflash: Clinton’s purpose as a presidential candidate is not, in fact, to be Sanders’ policy-implementing helpmeet.)

To be fair, in the same interview Allen responded to a question on how his wife, Soon-Yi, has changed him by saying “she was picked up and put in an orphanage…I’ve been able to really make her life better.” What better, in the end, could we expect?

Talya Zax is the Forward’s culture intern. Contact her at zax@forward.com or on Twitter, @TalyaZax

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