“Call Me By Your Name” actor Armie Hammer has called out Marvel Entertainment Chairman Isaac Perlmutter for his huge political donations to Donald Trump.
Hey, while everyone seems to be on this Equinox thing, it might be a good time to mention that one of Trump’s largest financial contributors is the chairman of Marvel Entertainment (Isaac Perlmutter)….. jussayin.
The tweet comes amid calls to boycott fitness chains SoulCycle and Equinox because the company’s chairman, Stephen Ross, is hosting a fundraiser for Trump on Friday.
Perlmutter and his wife have donated almost $600,000 to Trump’s presidential campaign in 2019, according to Federal Election Commission records. The Perlmutters also regularly donate to other extreme right conservative causes.
Perlmutter became a member of Marvel Comics’ board of directors in April 1993. The executive was serving as vice chairman of Marvel by November 2001, followed by chief executive officer of Marvel Comics in January 2005. Perlmutter remained the CEO of Marvel Entertainment following the company’s acquisition by Disney and to this day serves as chairman.
On Sunday “conservative” actor James Woods commented on Hammer’s new movie, “Call Me by Your Name”
In “Call Me by Your Name,” Hammer, 31, portrays a 24-year-old graduate student who has a romantic and physical relationship with the 17-year-old son of a professor who is hosting him for six weeks abroad one summer.
Woods’ Twitter comment was appalling, touching the third rail that is the North American Man/Boy Love Assn.: “As they quietly chip away the last barriers of decency. #NAMBLA.”
That earned him a slap Monday morning from Hammer, who tweeted at the conservative actor, “Didn’t you date a 19 year old when you were 60…….?”
Then actess Amber Tamblyn jumped in tweeting, “James Woods tried to pick me and my friend up at a restaurant once. He wanted to take us to Vegas. ‘I’m 16’ I said. ‘Even better’ he said.”
When asked how a relationship between a 24-year-old and a 17-year-old was different from what Tamblyn had accused him of doing, the 70-year-old Woods replied, “The first is illegal. The second is a lie.”
Tamblyn posted a screen grab of a text exchange with a friend that supportted her story.
Woods then shut down the conversation tweeting , “Okay, now I want all my little trolls to put on their onesies and go to bed! Final word on this: I don’t [care] what liberals think.”
Right before the Sundance Film Festival is set to begin, Sony Pictures Classics has picked up the worldwide rights to Call Me by Your Name, a gay love story directed by Italy’s Luca Guadagnino, The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed.
Call Me by Your Name is based on Andre Aciman’s novel of the same name and stars Armie Hammer as a 24-year old American scholar spending the summer of 1983 in Northern Italy, where he attracts the attention of a 17-year-old Jewish-American boy, played by Timothee Chalamet.
Guadagnino co-wrote Call Me by Your Name‘s screenplay with James Ivory and Walter Fasano. The film also contains original songs written and performed by Sufjan Stevens.
In a statement, SPC said, “Visually rich, stunning, deeply emotional and sensual, Call Me By Your Name confirms Luca Guadagnino as one of the world’s master filmmakers. It will be a privilege to bring the movie to audiences around the world.”
The film’s rating isn’t known yet, but the book involves several sexually explicit scenes that could raise the ratings board’s puritanical hackles if they end up in the finished cut.
At this point there is no trailer available.