Twitter, Microsoft, Reddit: Imagining Aaron Sorkin’s next great tech screenplays


The trailer for the Aaron Sorkin-penned Steve Jobs film is out and, as expected, it’s full of “great man” posturing and less-than-factual inventions that came not from reality but from a man Sorkin considers to possess a sense of capital-G Genius that far exceeds that of his subjects: Sorkin himself.

The longer Sorkin keeps writing, the more he repeats his dialogue tics and pet themes of nostalgia and misogyny. Amy Shumer, for instance, describes Sorkin’s attitude toward women best in her Newsroom parody “The Food Room”: “A woman’s life is worth nothing unless she’s making a great man greater.”

Now that Sorkin has applied his epic man-myth-as-workplace-drama touch to the stories behind Facebook and Apple, we wondered what other classic tech tales would look like filtered through Sorkin’s wordplay-damaged worldview…

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