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…i think aaron sorkin is a douche

Sorkin

As a young person, Facebook user, and nerd I’m insulted.  I was never excited to see The Social Network because I like to reserve my cinema dollars for movies that take me away from reality most of the time.  However the early Rotten Tomatoes scores (it has since dropped, but was at 100% for a few days) did make me perk up a bit.  Then I saw this asshole interviewed on The Colbert Report.

I have my own problems with Facebook in general, but I at least have respect for what it is, and why it is so popular.  That someone who writes and produces a film can have so much disdain for both his subject, and his audience is amazing to me.  He sounds like an 80 year old man with a hate/fear of technology; “I think socializing on the internet is to socializing, what reality TV is to reality.”  Yep, you got it covered – everyone who participates in social networking is basically Snookie from Jersey Shore.

Harvard professor, and Internet advocate, Lawrence Lessig is much more eloquent in his criticisms of the movie in his piece for The New Republic.  He describes a feeling of ‘self-congratulatory contempt’ in the way the story is told.  I haven’t seen the movie yet, but maybe I should because its apparently a nice work of fiction about some horrible fad that nobody that’s hip is interested in.

Sorkin vs. Zuckerberg – Lawrence Lessig

The antisocial movie – BuzzMachine

Aaron Sorkin on The Colbert Report