Aaron Sorkin Talks Social Network and Women, via Blog Comment


For someone who supposedly prefers real-world to online communication, Aaron Sorkin has chosen either a completely appropriate or totally puzzling medium to respond to critics who call The Social Network misogynist. Replying to an anonymous commenter on industry guy Ken Levine’s blog, Sorkin writes, “It’s not hard to understand how bright women could be appalled by what they saw in the movie but you have to understand that that was the very specific world I was writing about. Women are both prizes an [sic] equal… Facebook was born during a night of incredibly misogyny… I was writing about a very angry and deeply misogynistic group of people. These aren’t the cuddly nerds we made movies about in the 80’s. They’re very angry that the cheerleader still wants to go out with the quarterback instead of the men (boys) who are running the universe right now.” Read Sorkin’s entire comment at The Wrap.