What's the worst thing about The Social Network? (Hint: it ain't Zuckerberg)

The Social Network, aka The Facebook Movie, fails the Bechdel test.

Rebecca Davis O'Brien writes about the film's "female props" in The Daily Beast:

Women in the movie (...) are less prizes than they are props, buxom extras literally bussed in to fill the roles of doting groupies, vengeful sluts, or dumpy, feminist killjoys. They are foils for the male characters, who in turn are cruel or indifferent to them.

Because if there's one place where women can get even less of a fair shake than in Silicon Valley, it's... Hollywood.

(via Esther Dyson)

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