Facebook's ideal Facebook movie is one which depicts Mark Zuckerberg coding alone in his dorm room, the action climaxing in a bathroom break. But The Social Network has cocaine and boobs. What happened to Hollywood's age-old defense of the truth?
Facebook is not happy with the producers and writers of The Social network—aka "The Facebook Movie"—for taking liberties with the story of Facebook's creation. And they've been making their dissatisfaction clear, engaging in "a tense standoff" with the people behind the film, according to The New York Times.
Indeed, it seems most of the interesting parts of The Social Network are made up. Most egregiously, Justin Timberlake in no way participated in Facebook's creation. And in real life, there were no parties where kids did blow off of girls' boobs. But stubborn Social Network producer Scott Rudin for some reason wants his film to be interesting and not a failure, so he's fighting to keep said boobs-and-coke scene in the film:
As of this week, Mr. Rudin said, one remaining question was to what extent the finished film would include a scene that depicted Sean Parker, the Napster co-founder who was heavily involved with Facebook's early history, delivering his dialogue while a pair of teenage girls offer partygoers lines of cocaine from bared breasts.
One Social network insider told the Times that "that sequence was one of several that were mostly made up." Yeah, if it had actually happened that shit would be all over Facebook. (Wait a second.)
But in the end, what's a little coke-and-boob party compared with an insidious erosion of your privacy?