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Saturday, October 23, 2010

"The Social Network" screenwiter Aaron Sorkin: "Yes, The Social Network is sexist"

The critical consensus is that The Social Network is one of the best movies of 2010. According to a handful of voices, it's also one of the most sexist, populated by female characters who, in the words of The Daily Beast's Rebecca Davis O'Brien, exist only as "props, buxom extras literally bussed in to fill the roles of doting groupies, vengeful sluts, or dumpy, feminist killjoys...foils for the male characters, who in turn are cruel or indifferent to them."

Which, according to Social Network screenwriter Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing), was the whole point of the movie.

Read the rest here at The Atlantic

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