Wednesday, September 3, 2008
A Letter To The "Mastermind" Behind The Facebook Movie
Dear Aaron Sorkin,
I have just received news that you are intending on writing a movie about Facebook. The first words that came to my mind were: Genius! Original! Something this world really needs!
When Facebook was first made available to us beings not fortunate enough to be accepted into Ivy League schools, I'm not gonna lie, it was the shit. Students logged onto Facebook so much that it joined the ranks of Tagged and Myspace as one of the forbidden access sites. Then hackers figured out how to log on anyway, afraid that they would be left terribly out of the loop at lunchtime if they didn't have their Facebook Fix. I know. I was there.
The thing I've found about Facebook is that it, like a box of cereal, has a shelf life. It's great while it's fresh, and it's still good when it's in the faltering phase and nearing it's expiration date. Then one day...poof! It's old, moldy, and you don't want to look at it, much less touch it or open your inbox to the myriad Bathroom Wall posts or event invitations. Facebook is the reason I stopped checking my Yahoo email account...it's always jampacked with all sorts of notification nonsense that I find irrelevant to the world. Great.
And now, you want to make a movie out of the monstrocity of this website? For what purpose? Is this a documentary? A reality movie? Sounds more like a joke to me.
Do you really have nothing better to do with your career than make movies about a website that, like it's predecessors, is doomed to become a has-been like an old Hollywood actor?
Let me give you a little piece of friendly advice, from a moviegoer in the Facebook demographic to an obviously out of touch screenwriter...dude...you're out of Facebook's league. By that I mean pass this task on to some other up and coming screenwriter who can use this to further their career somewhat, rather than what you would be doing, which is setting your career a step back.
Trust me, not one damned cent of my hard earned money is going toward some silly movie about how a website came to be. Especially not a social networking website.
A Concerned Teenager
Talk about movies not being the way they used to be...