Facebook Movie Paints Zuckerberg as 'Sex Maniac'

Dramatized account of website's early years depicts founder as 'conniver'
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted May 16, 2010 4:10 PM CDT
Jesse Eisenberg, who will play Mark Zuckerberg in "The Social Network," arrives at the premiere of "Zombieland" in Los Angeles on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2009.   (AP Photo/Dan Steinberg)
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(Newser) – The screenplay for a forthcoming movie about the origins of Facebook depicts founder Mark Zuckerberg as a "borderline-autistic conniver" and "sex maniac," the Times of London reports. The Social Network dates the start of the website to February 2004, when—according to the "highly dramatized" script—Zuckerberg's girlfriend dumped him and told him his troubles with women weren't related to his being a "tech geek" but "because you’re an asshole."

As the business takes off, Zuckerberg drops out of Harvard. After he moves to California, Sean Parker, the Napster co-founder who became Facebook's first president, supplies Zuckerberg with "groupies." Aaron Sorkin wrote the script for The Social Network, based on Ben Mezrich's tell-all The Accidental Billionaires. It stars Jesse Eisenberg as Zuckerberg and Justin Timberlake as Parker, and is scheduled to open in October. (Read more Facebook stories.)

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