Thursday, January 27, 2011

Why I dislike The Social Network

The Social Network is not a movie I enjoyed. It's demeaning to women. If anyone doubts this (or hasn't noticed it), here's what Aaron Sorkin said of his rendition of the Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg in a recent talk:

"What became clear to me is that there is a sub-set of tech geniuses, like Mark, who are profoundly angry that women . . . still want to date the star athlete and not them. As a result, women are only ever one of two things: prizes or enemies. And if they can't get the prize -- and they talk about that prize in real middle-school terms -- then they hate you and will belittle you, in this case publicly."

For Sorkin, the emotional heart of the story is the failed relationship Mark Z has with "Erica." 

"What was motivating Mark was a revenge stunt, first against Erica, then against the entire female population of Harvard, if not the female population of the planet."

'Nuff said.

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