Monday, September 11, 2017

Armie For The Win

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I know all about certain people's uneasiness about the relationship between Call Me By Your Name's 17-year old Elio & 25-year-old Oliver because I have been hearing from people in the comments about 95% of the time I post on the movie, since day one. (When I told the story of how my first relationship had the exact same age difference, and what a positive experience it had been for me, well some people really couldn't handle that.) That said no matter where we stand I hope we can all agree at the very least that actor turned Republican shit-stain James Woods is a garbage person (full stop) and Armie Hammer's response to his hypocritical alarm on Twitter is top of the heap:
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9 comments:

Anonymous said...

B-b-burnt.

Scott said...

Those people are exhausting (and, frankly, are demeaning a lot of other people) - but then the self-righteous often are.

mangrove said...

I find Guadagigno's 'rich layabout' cinema much more offensive to be quite honest. Why it's getting celebrated is beyond me.

Anonymous said...

I can't wait to see the movie and I loved the book (as you recommended). I don't understand Armie's reply unless James Woods indeed had an affair with a 19 year old when he was 60.

Anonymous said...

Oh Nevermind. I learned that he is in fact a hypocrite (like all Trumpsters). I found this in People "Hammer quickly responded, calling out the actor for dating 19-year-old Ashley Madison when Woods was 59 for more than six years starting in 2007. He later broke up with Madison and started dating 20-year-old Kristen Bauguess in 2013 when he was 66."

Ross said...

My first sexual experience was with a 32-year-old man when I was 16 years old. I was the pursuer, and it was a great experience. And I really get the comments when I bring that up. I think people are just looking to get offended these days.

Joe K said...

I feel like many of the comments against the age difference in this movie have something to do with the privilege of queer sexuality becoming 'normalized' to the point where it is totally legitimate to expect queer teenagers to be able to find other queer teenagers. I grew up closeted in a tiny conservative town--and as far as I knew, I was the only gay on the face of the earth. I didn't even meet an out queer person until some years later in college. That meant when I found someone (or someone found me), it wasn't a question of age--it was someone reassuring me that I wasn't, in fact, the only gay on the face of the earth. I haven't seen the movie, but the book captures exactly that feeling--that tactile electricity of watching the size of your world double and expand until it seems infinite. And hey--was it ideal that some of my first sexual experiences were with men older than I was? Would it have been better if I'd lived somewhere with a queer student alliance, a pride parade, and a gay couple being co-elected homecoming king? Maybe, but I've had the life I had, and my experiences are just as legitimate as they would have been had I been able to come out at 13 and take another out boy to my middle school dance.

ernesto66 said...

Amber Tamblyn has since piled on too, and if what she says about Woods hitting on her when she was 16 is true, then she's trumped what Hammer said by a mile.

Anonymous said...

She's since added a screenshot of a text she sent asking her friend who was there to confirm, which she did. Woods, of course, is claiming it's "liberal trolls." Dick.