christophernolans replied to your post: Oh god I never thought I’d find someone on tumblr who doesn’t worship Sorkin’s incredibly basic fb movie. What is the appeal because I fell asleep halfway through.
soooo overhyped. but it was misogynist as a reflection on the male characters in the story (specifically mark) and not the screenwriters. sorkin has written some of my fave female characters of all time after all, on the west wing.
i mean…i guess. i don’t know why i haven’t watched the west wing yet because it is pretty much everything i should love in television form but yeah i don’t doubt it has some great female characters, and i’m not saying aaron sorkin hates women irl or anything, i just find it really hard to get behind a movie where one of the female characters is just seen as some crazy bitch and the other one has like 10 lines of dialogue total. like i remember seeing a photoshoot that was the ~ladies of the social network and it was just rooney mara, brenda song and a blonde girl and i sat there for 10 minutes being like “who even is that??” and then i realized her entire role in the movie was having sex with sean parker. k great. i mean i definitely think you could argue that the whole point of the movie was to illustrate what raging assholes the characters, especially mark, were, but that doesn’t make the movie any less filled with a bunch of white rich dudes having white rich dude problems.
i can’t believe i’m writing paragraphs about a movie i haven’t seen in over a year BUT the point is it just wasn’t for me.