Memo to Aaron Sorkin: You Invented this Angry Nerd Misogyny Too
October 11, 2010 at 20:04 PM EDT
Ok, Aaron Sorkin, you have to pick. Either you are proud that you don't know a thing about the Internet, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg and the world you wrote a movie about or you are simply the empty vessel for a larger truth about Silicon Valley. Because so far, you seem to flip-flop based on the accusation. When called out for not being an accurate representation of the facts, it's all "Oh this is Hollywood! What did you expect?" But when people raise objections about the portrayal of women in the film? Suddenly, you're just the messenger , faithfully documenting a world where women routinely take their tops off for men, leave the room when they want to talk about business and a new modern super-nerd hates the women who spurned him, using his power to tear them down. Let me spoil the ending for you, Sorkin: You don't know a damn thing about either.