Film / Mighty Aphrodite
wrote, directed and starred in this 1995 comedy. When he discovers his adopted son is a genius
, a New York sportswriter (played by Allen) seeks out the boy's birth mother: a prostitute (Mira Sorvino).
This film provides examples of:
- Author Avatar: Woody Allen as Lenny, a neurotic Jewish man, as with all of his roles.
- Brainless Beauty: Linda, the Dumb Blonde prostitute is played by the shapely Mira Sorvino.
- Better as Friends: Lenny and the "film" star/prostitute Linda, She goes by many names.
- Black Comedy
- Doting Parent: Lenny often boasts about his son's intelligence, wondering why the Mother isn't like him.
- Greek Chorus: Comments on Lenny's situation.
- Kavorka Man: Lenny, because he was with Linda and Amanda.
- No Social Skills: Linda gleefully and with no intentional malice calls Lenny a loser, which is the reason she's attracted to him (for some reason), not the only inappropriate remark.
- Pen Name: Lenny's film star interest has many humourous ones: Leslie Wright, Leslie Wales, Leslie St James, Linda Ash, and Judy Cum.
- The Ditz: The prositute and the her Distaff Counterpart that Lenny set her up with, an onion farmer.
- Would Hit a Girl: The onion farmer/boxer, much to his deep regret.