Mighty Aphrodite is a 1995 American comedy film written, directed by, and co-starring Woody Allen, alongside Mira Sorvino. The screenplay was vaguely inspired by the story of Pygmalion and is about Lenny Weinrib’s search for his genius adopted son’s biological mother, ultimately finding that she is a dim-witted prostitute named Linda Ash.
When Lenny and his wife, Amanda, adopt a baby, Lenny realizes that his son is a genius and becomes obsessed with finding the boy’s biological mother in hopes that she will be brilliant too. But when he learns that Max’s mother is Linda Ash, a kindhearted prostitute and porn star, Lenny is determined to reform her immoral lifestyle. A Greek chorus chimes in to relate the plot to Greek mythology in this quirky comedy.