Given that Manhattan is about a guy in his 40s dating a teenager and the film is inspired by a real-life relationship Allen had I'm gonna say Black actresses dodged a bullet here
One of the things Allen v. Farrow does quite well is show us how Allen basically groomed his audience, film after film, to think of romantic relationships characterized by these huge gulfs in age and power as normal.

They are not.
Another thing that becomes clear is how much he plays up the non-threatening, nebbish, bumbling neurotic shtick in public.

When he's on the phone trying to intimidate Mia, I swear his voice drops an octave deeper.
Anyway. I believed Dylan before this and I believe her still.
(I've seen all four parts the doc.)

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