Last week I posted a review of “The Social Network” where the writer called out Aaron Sorkin for writing a blatantly sexist movie (See: “The Social Network” has a Woman problem). Entertainment Weekly wasn’t the only outlet crying fowl. Today, New York Magazine printed a response by Sorkin.
Aaron Sorkin Would Like to Go Door-to-Door Apologizing for The Social Network’s Woman Problem
He apologizes, kind of. He basically says “Yeah, it’s sexist, but it’s how these things happened.” To quote him, he says, “More generally, I was writing about a very angry and deeply misogynistic group of people.”
Which takes me back to my original question. If he was merely being the messenger, depicting the story through Mark Zuckerberg’s eyes, thoughts and blogs… what does this say about Mark Zuckerberg? Was he truly surrounding himself with half-witted, vengeful and crazy women, or is that merely how he saw them?