If you enjoy James Woods as an actor — and, with his performances in films like “Videodrome” and “Once Upon a Time in America,” you’ve no reason not to — then you may have had a difficult time dealing with his Twitter persona in recent years. The outspoken conservative goes out of his way to criticize #liberals as often as possible, occasionally (okay,very occasionally) landing a solid blow but more often getting dunked on in his mentions.
That was certainly the case this morning, when “Call Me by Your Name” star Armie Hammer responded to Woods’ negative tweet about the gay romance directed by Luca Guadagnino, which has been earning raves since its Sundance premiere and is now at TIFF. Quoting a tweet pointing out that the film’s two lovers are 24 and 17 years old, respectively, Woods set himself up for failure when he wrote, “As they quietly chip away the last barriers of decency. #NAMBLA.”
Hammer’s response was perfect: “Didn’t you date a 19 year old when you were 60…….?” Woods began dating Ashley Madison when she was 19, ending the relationship seven years later; shortly thereafter, he began dating 20-year-old Kristen Bauguess. You can likely guess the flurry of gifs and other responses that followed.
Didn’t you date a 19 year old when you were 60…….?
— Armie Hammer (@armiehammer) September 11, 2017