Monday, January 13, 2014

Ronan Farrow Goes Off On Woody Allen

While Diane Keaton was presenting a no show Woody Allen with a lifetime achievement award, his son, Ronan Farrow Tweeted that he missed the speech but wanted to know if Diane Keaton included an account of the time Woody Allen molested his daughter when she was seven. This of course is not the same daughter he later married. Woody's daughter Dylan accused Woody of molesting her and made the announcement the same year that Woody started dating Soon Yi. Yes, Soon Yi was not technically his daughter, but he raised her like one. The guy is disgusting and Ronan must have been disgusted that someone was honoring a pedophile. It also shows you that Hollywood doesn't care about your personal life as long as you make them money. You can molest little girls or marry your daughter just as long as you make the studio money. If you stop making them money then they find morality.

108 comments:

TalksTooMuch said...

Ronan Farrow is awesome. Woody Allen is disgusting. I read that article about Dylan, hard to believe he still has a career.

Seven of Eleven said...

The Tweet. And the daughter who accused Woody of molesting her was also adopted. I find him repugnant.

Pip said...

Woody Allen is disgusting. His movies suck too.

Susan said...

Definitely find Woody Allen vile. Why he gets so many accolades is beyond me. I wonder if any of the people who work with him would ever leave their daughters with him.

Meanie Rhysie said...

Alert: Pro-incest whackadoodles to appear shortly...

Sorry, @7. :(

Freya said...

I commend him for putting it out there.

Jessi said...

@TTM where did you read the article on Dylan?

Betsy said...

I'm sure he's relieved to know that he's really a Sinatra and in no way related to Allen.

Gypsy said...

I never liked Allen or his films. I have always loved Ronan. He is dreamy! And wicked smart.

TalksTooMuch said...

I honestly can't remember, I think I found the link on Gawker. It was a very long article and left absolutely no doubt that Dylan was assaulted. She is still terrified of him, even now that she's an adult

Paint Chips said...

I love Ronan. If his sister Malone is ok with his comments then I say good for him.

8=====D - KermitGosnellKnobJockey said...

I like this guy. Not the way Allen likes his daughters, but I like what he says. He is also funny according to his twitter. I hope he doesn't spoil in hollyweird.

Jessi said...

OK, Thanks. I'll try to find it. So repulsive that so many talented people continue to work with this vile man.

surfer said...

Jessi - it's in the November issue of Vanity Fair, written by Maureen Orth.

L'auteur said...

I refuse to watch or see any Woody Allen movies. I won't put another penny in that man's pocket, not that he needs it. The way Hollywood forgives and forgets simply astounds me (Exhibit A: Kirk Douglas).

Karen said...

I like that Mia and Ronan and the rest of the less famous children don't shy away from telling the public exactly how they feel about Allen. One of the kids photoshopped him out of all of their photographs and deleted him from home videos just so that they could look back on pleasant memories without seeing him. I think all the siblings really look out for each other.

Kimba said...

Allen films I cut my teeth on during my film study years; loved his humour, his choice of actors, wrote for women, a feminist of sorts in his character introspectives, he pushed barriers. Then the Soon Y scandal, the early Vanity Fair issue where Mia spelled it out. I've never seen a film of his his since, even though I would have loved to have seen many. I cannot with conscience support his work, on any level. It blows how many of my favs still work for him; Diane Keaton accepting for him? I adore her, thought she was great, so lovely, but whaaaaaaat?

The recent VF article with Mia and Ronan and fam, still is shocking to read. Allen's camp hasn't come out against it, much, no major denials, and here he is being given an award. Disgusting and disappointing - glad there wasn't a standing O in the room.

If it were my sister, I would be all over it, it would be my crusade, not let some bastard continue to get accolades for his craft and character - call his shit out Ronan!

Nina Roux said...

So relieved to NOT find any pedophile apologists here! The Vulture and FB comments are sickening.

Nina Roux said...

So relieved to NOT find any pedophile apologists here! The Vulture and FB comments are sickening.

shakey said...

Don't forget Roman Polanski. Seems everyone in Hollywood loves him still. Granted, he never did anything to a girl considered to be his daughter, but a pedophile is a pedophile.

Vera L- said...

I have the biggest crush on Ronan Farrow! Love him!

Seven of Eleven said...

@Nina, pedophile apologists? WTF?!

I'm waiting for the comment that says we shouldn't call him a pedophile, because Soon-Yi was an adolescent and that makes it ephebophilia. Sexual attraction to someone significantly younger than you AND a minor AND your adopted child has a special name: repugnant.

(BTW, Dylan was seven years old when the alleged molestation occurred. Soon-Yi was 19 and Allen was 56 when they supposedly "started" their romantic relationship.)

nightowl95 said...

Can't stand Allen, never "got" his movies. But Ronan? He's a fame whore. He keeps playing up his non-relationship with Allen to keep his name buzzing. I find him as irritating as the Kartrashians.

trudi said...

This isn't a defense of Allen. I just find it strange that Mia Farrow is a friend of Roman Polanski. She wrote a character reference for him to the LADA during his rape trial. She still supports him as evidenced in a documentary filmed a few years ago trying to aid Polanski where she makes excuses for him.

It must have been a very strange household to grow up in.

Portland Foodie said...

There is no way he is an Allen...too good looking.

rosie riveter said...

The comments here wont have any pro pedo-comments, people are too nice for that, thank the jesus. but on other sights they're gutter trash filth. Worst u get here is the count flirting w lesbians that are out of his league, then getting told to fuck off. So in the grand scheme its really a harmless and dare I say decent sight. Esp compared to the shitshow out in cut throat cyber land.
Hiii Count, holla atta girl xoxo

Karen said...

@nightowl95, dislike him all you like, but I wouldn't compare Ronan Farrow, a guy who graduated college at age 15, has done tons of work for UNICEF, worked for Obama and Hilary Clinton, and earned a law degree and a Rhodes scholarship to Kim Kardashian, a woman who is famous for letting a guy pee on her on tape.

Kimba said...

Good morning Rosie, you go grrrrlllll!
You are waaayyyy outta Counts league, most of us are.
It's okay, we'll get there.

Renoblondee said...

I won't watch his movies either. Pig.

Kels said...

Interesting!

Tara said...

Nightowl, how does he have a non-relationship with Woody Allen who is at least the man who partially raised him and at most his biological father?

surfer said...

I don't get Mia's defense of Roman Polanski, except maybe she felt indebted to him because of Rosemary's Baby.

People mentioned up thread about Woody Allen receiving this honor. A number of years ago, The Academy Awards honored Elia Kazan, which caused a huge stink - a lot of people stayed seated when he was presented with his award.

Krab said...

Thing is, "Annie Hall" is still a masterpiece. As is "Rosemary's Baby." I certainly agree with not honoring pedophiles like Allen and Polanski, but that doesn't make their cinematic achievements garbage. I guess it's an interesting question, really.

MISCH said...

Why does everyone assume Mia's accusations were true ?
Just like her alluding Ronan is Frank Sinatra's son…
I don't know what is and what isn't true but there are just too many unanswered questions,

msgirl said...

I think Woody is a genius director, and all the actors who work with him love doing so because he gives them such freedom.

BUT! And that's a huge BUT! Can I separate the man from the art? This is a discussion that has been going on for ages. I loved Ender's Game but I'm glad I read it before knowing what an asshole he is, love Wagner's music, but I dp find it hard to separate. I'll see Blue Jasmine because I hear it's a great movie, but won't see it in theaters.

Evil Kumquat said...

Hollywood is such a cesspool of perversion with rape, incest, molestation being such a regular occurrence, not to mention that a large portion of casting choices are subject to copious amounts of oral sex, why is anyone surprised someone like Allen would receive an award?

I mean, we all know that almost everything we wear and most of our electronic toys are manufactured in sweatshops, yet we ignore that twinge of guilt and go right on buying the next iPhone.

Jason Blue Eyes said...

According to Kriski Groteke, the nanny to Mia Farrow's children, Woody actually had very little to do with Soon-Yi's upbringing. Woody never adopted her, in fact the nanny claims Woody hardly ever interacted with her during his years with Mia. Remember, Mia and Woody lived apart from each other. It was at Mia's assistance that Woody start spending time with Soon-Yi in her late teen years as she was having difficulty relating to boys in school. It was from there that they formed their "relationship."

Not defending him. Just pointing out the details according to somebody who witnessed the whole Mia/Woody blow up first hand. But who knows? She could have been making up shit as well. Mia was hurt by the nanny writing and releasing the book even though the book painted Woody as an absolute monster) and the two went many years without speaking. Still, the nanny's account is a far different one from "but he raised her like one."

trudi said...

Soon-Yi has 2 parents through adoption, Mia Farrow and Andre Previn. People seem to forget about him for some reason.

Interesting fact: 23 year old Mia Farrow was friends with Dory Previn but had an affair with her husband anyway.

Becca Parker said...

The daughter of Mia Farrow didn't accuse Allen of molesting her. Mia Farrow accused Allen of molesting her. The case was investigated by California DCFS & found to be false.
What's happening now id the girl [Dylan] is repeating Mia's lie.
Mia & Allen were in a huge public fight at the time.

D Brown said...

I should point out that in a court of law anything Ronan says would be immediately tossed out as hearsay. He didn't personally see or hear virtually all the things he accuses Allen of. I don't know the truth but I suspect that Hollywood is still willing to honor Allen because they consider Mia not to be credible. I doubt that money has anything to do with Hollywood/Allen for the simply reason that his films generally don't do that well commercially.

J-Mo said...

The judge dropped the case in 1993 to avoid the trauma of Dylan having to appear in court but said he had ‘probable cause’ to prosecute him on sexual molestation charges.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2538444/Ronan-Farrow-slams-father-Woody-Allens-Golden-Globes-honour-Twitter-mother-Mia-decides-switch-off.html#ixzz2qGUGgT4h
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J-Mo said...

The judge dropped the case in 1993 to avoid the trauma of Dylan having to appear in court but said he had ‘probable cause’ to prosecute him on sexual molestation charges.

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2538444/Ronan-Farrow-slams-father-Woody-Allens-Golden-Globes-honour-Twitter-mother-Mia-decides-switch-off.html#ixzz2qGUGgT4h
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Sherry said...

I have tried but just cannot seem to like Woody's movies when he is in them. Match Point was great as was Vicki, Cristina, Barcelona. Otherwise they all seem needlessly wordy.

Amartel said...

Ronan Farrow has a career to promote. He has a job because he's (maybe) Woody Allen's son and now he has to stay relevant. Ditto Mia. Not defending Woody Allen whose movies I usually enjoy but whose personal life really grosses me out - but no more so than any other movie industry titan. Yes, defending child molesters is bad (Roman Polanski should come back and face the music) but I submit that promoting potentially false accusations of child molestation for personal gain is even worse.

crila16 said...

Wow does Ronan look like Frank.

Ms Cool said...

I believe the investigation of child abuse proved to be inconclusive though the judge erred on the side of caution as far as custody went.

The adult Dylan still recalls the incidents. Though the breakup was ugly and nasty because of the disturbing Soon -Yi relationship, I still tend to believe Mia. It is obvious that Ronan believes his sister.

Flicknik said...

Trudi seems to be the only one with any brains on this board. Thank you for being only one who knew that Soon Yi's last name was Previn NOT Allen.

Furthermore Susan, Woody Allen is considered on the the best standup comedian of all time, a award winning TV writer, a best selling author, one the greatest auteurs ever or and an accomplished jazz musican. That is were the accolades come from. And yes, the women in Allen's life all seem to stick with him, i.e. then Dianes-Wiest and Keaton. Meanwhile, Mia is writing letters for Roman Polanski.

Take a step back and look at the whole picture. You might see things differently

D Brown said...

crila16 - I suggest you look at a photo of Mia's father, the director John Farrow.

Seven of Eleven said...

@Flicknik - everyone knows Soon-Yi's last name was Previn and not Allen. That doesn't mean any particular person commenting is more or less intelligent because their opinion doesn't match yours. Thing is, Soon-Yi Previn was the 19 year old adopted daughter of Woody Allen's SO. Whether or not Woody was significantly involved in her upbringing, you don't sleep with your lady's kid, no matter how much "artistic genius" is attributed to you. Mia may be bitter, but it doesn't excuse her ex marrying her daughter.

HimynameisChloe said...

Are those real? My brain still can't wrap around it when they pop up.

surfer said...

Exactly, Seven.

For those who haven't read the Vanity Fair article, I encourage you to do so. It sheds a lot of light on Mia Farrow's childhood and family. One of her brothers was charged with molesting children a few years ago; another one had all sorts of issues, and sadly took his own life. Her father was no prize either. If nothing else, it helps explain her mindset.

bookjacket said...

Ronan is dead ringer for Mia's dad. Just Google "John Farrow director." What is more remarkable is how much John Farrow looked like Frank Sinatra. could have been his blond twin. Mia was ,at 18,tramautized by John's death. She married Sinatra 3 years later. Who knows about Ronan, but if you look at his childhood photos he seems to resemble Woody.

ninotchka said...

Ronan does look exactly like Mia's father - Woody is probably his actual father.

I love Woody Allen's movies - all of them. I don't believe he molested the seven year old girl, Dylan. I believe Mia is a child-hoarding loon.

That said, there is NO excuse for what he did with Soon-Yi. None. There never will be any excuse for it. That's reason enough for Ronan and Mia and everyone else to loathe him. No need to make anything else up to add to it.

Nina Roux said...

Preach.

Nina Roux said...

I'm not really saying this to be provocative, tho it will likely have that result: curious-do the people who think Woody is innocent of molesting his daughter (not the one he married) because it couldn't be proven in a court or was dismissed for whatever reason also consider Michael Jackson innocent? What kind of proof is required? Just a conviction? Honestly just curious.

Shit You Can't Buy said...

Ronan, I think I love you

Anonymous said...

Shame on all of you: so much intolerance and hate here. But give it time: your generation is slowly going the way of the dinosaur and racism and homophobia. Consentual incest between adults is nothing to be ashamed of. It hurts no one. When you incestophobes trot out your tired prejudiced arguments about how consentual adult incest starts as pedophilia or childhood sexual abuse, you are the exact same as those vile, hateful, hurtful homophobes who claim gays and lesbians are are pedophiles trying to corrupt young boys and girls and win them over to their side. Nothing could be farther from the truth! Kevin Clash was a fluke, thankfully, and his story got tut-tutted and excused and then swept away, as it should have been. Incestophiles are making great strides in this country, and soon CLM (Close Relative Marriage) will be on the books and there's nothing you intolerant hate-mongers can do about it. TV shows and movies with incest as the subject matter are already becoming commonplace (see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Incest_in_popular_culture for more info) and while it's not always shown in a favorable light, it is shown, and that's all that matters: we of the MFSB (mother father sister brother) Community are slowly but surely winning the hearts and minds of America's most impressionable generation, the “Miley Cyrus / Selena Gomez” Disney Channel / ABC Family generation. It's all about love, folks: lose the hate, lose the prejudice, and embrace acceptance and inclusion: there should be no “second-class citizens” in the 21st century. Grow up!

Lola153 said...

I found it very creepy, insensitive and appalling that Keaton used a child's rhyme in honoring Mr. Allen. But, didn't the audience eat it up.

Seven of Eleven said...

@Meanie Rhysie, it was waiting for us.

Meanie Rhysie said...

Gahhhh!

Freak!! ;(

RowdyRodimus said...

@Karen I won't hold him working for Obama and Hillary against him, the home he grew up in was full of leftist propaganda. I can just imagine if I grew up their with my ideology, Diane would've disowned me 10 times over and had me sent to a rubber room for being conservative.

RowdyRodimus said...

Sorry, meant Mia not Diane.

Anonymous said...

@Seven of Eleven & Meanie Rhysie:

Please keep your outdated laws and your Fundie Xtian morality out of my bedroom and off of my body. I may be just an "it" to you, but your hateful, hurtful prejudice doesn't change what I am. I will not be silenced or slut-shamed by you. Your vile intolerance and hate-speech has no place in the 21st Century.

Zeeky_Boogy_Doog said...

Anonymous: No.

Meanie Rhysie said...

Nice try, @Anonymous, but I'm an atheist.

Freak.

Anonymous said...

@Meanie Rhysie- "Nice try"? You may call yourself an atheist, but your morality is good 'ol intolerant hateful prejudiced bible-thumping Xtian stuff. I call 'em like I see 'em. And your hate speech is vile!

WareCat said...

shit, Meanie jinxed us!
this Anonymous sounds like a reject from the Hills Have Eyes.

*runs screaming*

Seven of Eleven said...

@Transparent 12:16 PM:

Stop trying to pretend everyone doesn't know you're making "incest marriage" your case for being against same sex marriage. What's your next anonymous diatribe - "it's ok to marry your dog, you dog-haters"? Old, tired arguments. Next.

AndyCane said...

Trying to be open minded about this, trying to be open minded about this, trying to be open minded about this.........Nope, can't do it. Too much ick factor.

Nina Roux said...

Beware the anonymous trolls, ya'll

Anonymous said...

@Seven of Eleven-

Wow. Nice Internet Judo. Instead of arguing with me point by point, you accuse me of being disingenuous and dismiss my argument entirely. You're the type who summarily ignores a political argument online, when you can't win it, by accusing the other party of being a paid shill or astroturfer.

The cry of "troll! troll!": the first, best tactic of the Internet bully.

Seven of Eleven said...

@Transparent 12:35 PM:

Thank you for admitting that you're making a political argument - on a gossip blog.

I actually have Judo belt, so thank you once again. I bet you have one, too.

I've never been accused of being an "Internet bully" for countering a false argument, so thank you for that as well.

Anothergrayhare said...

Scary that such a freak can actually be quite articulate. Talking about the troll, not Woody Allen -- although he looks like a troll too.

Anonymous said...

@Seven of Eleven- Wow twice. Now you're putting words into my mouth. WhatEVER. I've been fighting hatred, intolerance and prejudice from people like you my entire life. Don't worry: I've got a pretty thick skin. It has to be thick, dealing with hate-speech from the likes of you. Rest assured that my side will win, sooner or later. We're about love and acceptance and inclusion: you're about name-calling and shaming others just for being born a certain way. You seem to be in good company here. I'm sure your parents are proud of your intolerance.

Seven of Eleven said...

You poor thing.

AndyCane said...

Well, I do have to commend your bravery for coming out anonymously on a gossip blog to stand up for what you believe in.

Meanie Rhysie said...

I fucking heart you, AndyCane!!

Anonymous said...

@AndyCane- I never said I was brave.

But your point is to ridicule me for standing up for what I believe in while posting as "Anonymous" instead of a fake name like Meanie or Seven or Warecat or Zeeky or whatever? Are you for real?

This place is like a high school cafeteria. Pecking order, mean girls, cliques and all. You might as well be attacking me for my dress or hair or shoes.

Anothergrayhare said...

Way to go AndyCane. xoxo

RowdyRodimus said...

@anonymous Nah, your shoes are ok but the Zubaz have to go.

RowdyRodimus said...

@anonymous You also can't say fundies are against incest when by definition fundamentalists believe everything in the Bible which is full of incest. Hell, the origins of humanity based in the Bible is nothing but incest, using either the Adam and Eve story or the story of Noah.

What you are doing is projecting people not thinking incest as normal as people being prejudicial against it. Something not being normal does not equal being discriminatory.

auntliddy said...

Ttm, EXACTLY whay i was gonna say. I dont know what diane keatons deal is.

AndyCane said...

I get it, you're consenting adults and so it should be accepted. I'm trying to wrap the the idea that you just want to love who you want to love even if it's your brother our sister around my mind. I do consider myself a fairly open minded person, I support gay marriage, hell I even have 3 mother-in-laws and one father-in-law if you catch my drift, love is love, but when you call your community Mother, Father, Sister, Brother, I'm sorry you lose me. There are just certain boundaries that should not be crossed and that is one of them. I promise you can find someone out of your family that you will love just as much as your family, just in a different way. I think your community has a confusion about the different kinds of love that exists.

auntliddy said...

No becca. The daughter told her mother they had enough proof to indict him, but felt it wld be too much for daughter. Notice he didnt get custody or visitation with any of the kids. And they want nothing to do with him.

AndyCane said...

Now that's just funny

TalksTooMuch said...

Bwahaha, AndyCane!

Yeah, what aboot a nice normal name like Craig?

JSierra said...

Your body has natural, biological urges that cannot be helped. You can't fault anyone for that or blame them for what they cannot control. But just because a biological urge is something beyond your control does not make it morally right or acceptable, especially when you act on those urges. There is something morally, ethically, and I want to say biologically wrong with a mother being sexually attracted to and aroused by her young son or daughter. There is something wrong with looking at your golden retriever and wanting nothing more than to have sex with it. Sure, there isn't anything wrong with two consenting adults engaging in sexual activity, but there is something very wrong with a father being aroused and attracted to his daughter whom he raised and acting on those urges.

But then again, what do I know? I am some random internet user who is such a pussy that I have to hide behind a screen and anonymously shove my fundamentalist beliefs down poor Johnny and his mother/lovers throat. I guess I am in the wrong because I don't want to fuck my father and brothers.

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WareCat said...

Hold up, Anonymous.
I spell my name *WareCat.
I mean, u wanna thro my name into ur syco, daddy issue charade, @ least get the capitals rite.
& I am by far fake. All my accounts r under WareCat.
google that shit, & I can promise u, u will find a legit pic of me.
I ain't sceered of nobody!

Erik said...

Good for Ronan and Mia. Woody is so gross.

ninotchka said...

Nina, me not believing Mia's accusations against Woody (regarding Dylan) have nothing to do with what could or could not be proven in court. Molesting seven year old girls is simply not Woody's MO - that's why I don't believe it. Never before or since has there been a whisper of anything even remotely like that connected to him and people have been watching Allen like a hawk.

Mia was batshit over what he DID do to the other daughter. Nobody with any sense blames her for flipping out but that doesn't mean one should believe everything she said or support everything she taught those kids about Allen. Like I said, what he actually did was bad enough. There was no need to make anything up to add to it but Mia went crazy - understandably crazy.

Of course Michael Jackson was guilty of child molestation. It was his MO for years before and after his trial. It was clear that he was a pedophile and I didn't need a conviction to tell me that. HE told us that himself.

As for this "Anonymous" bullshit artist pro-incest wanker posting here today - he should shut the fuck up. Idiot.

Low Key said...

@Andy, I love you. Like a brother ;)

Tina Mallette said...

Anonymous - spoken like a card carrying member of AMBLA.

Shark Week said...

Bitch. I call 'em lile I see 'em.

AndyCane said...

I have to say this is one of my favorite commenting sessions in a long time. You people be making me laugh today. I love Jsierra's wrap up, so fucking true. I just want to say I fucking love all you all like my father, and yes I'm talking the creepy kinda love. (Cue Marvin Gaye's Lets Get In)

IKnowTheSecret said...

What saddens me the most about Hollywood is that while most of their movies expose the ugliness of our society, it is the last vestige of sexual harassment and perversion. Physician heal thyself!

AndyCane said...

Craig is a great name! I knew one back in highschool. A very well boy so a very well like alternative, in my opinion

Emily Yeah said...

What aunty said. If you read the court reports etc the police thought the daughter was a genuine witness but that the case would be too hard for her.
He was also seeing a psychiatrist for his inappropriate behaviour towards the girl before she said he had molested her and wasn't meant to be alone with her.
I found honouring him uncomfortable to say the least

Emily Yeah said...

It was a vanity article, google mia vanity fair and should come up. Was from last year

krychek said...

love woody allen movies.can't help it.but in real life,he's a skum,you don't fuck your step daughter.no matter what.mia ,ronan and all their family are scared.they will never forget what he did .sad,but. true.

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Jessi said...

Yes!!! Mwah!!

Jacq said...

VERY

Jacq said...

He's DEFINITELY a Sinatra

Sherry said...

See what happens when I walk away to do some work. It gets all crazay up in here.

figgy said...

Anonymous, fuck whomever you like. As much as you wish we would, as long as they're not (a) minor(s), no one here cares if you wanna boff your sibling or mommy or daddy or whatever. Yawn.

lauralee said...

Anonymous, the hell's wrong with you? I grew up on a farm, and we would never breed the animals that were closely related because it would result in genetic problems and eventually weaken the stock. You want to win hearts and minds and think you're making headway on this, but just....no. No you're not. If you are looking at your children and becoming aroused there is something perverted about you. It's just not natural or normal, and makes me sick on my tummy to even contemplate. Get some damn therapy, because you *really* need it. Now I have to shower because I feel dirty.