True Connection or False Validation is The Social Network's Question
- Friday, October 01, 2010
Using Zuckerberg's compromised ascent to the "status" of Youngest Billionaire Ever as a parable, The Social Network asks a broader question of us about the Web site he founded: does Facebook offer true connection or false validation? The answer lies, as with all things, not in the amoral device being used but rather in the souls that use it.
Drugs/Alcohol Content: Party scenes where alcohol (both as drinks and shots) are consumed, as are drugs (from bongs to lines of coke). More benign drinking occurs in bars.
Language/Profanity: Though not pervasive, most profanities are used—including one f-word. Others include the usual suspects: a few variations of the a-word, b-word, and s-word, as well as a couple uses of the Lord's name in vain. A lewd word for male genitals.
Sexual Content/Nudity: No nudity, but women strip down to their underwear at parties. Two couples go to bathroom stalls, begin to strip, and then from outside the stalls sex is briefly heard/assumed. Oral sex is implied off-frame but not literally seen. Conversations that include discussions of sex and sexual dialogue. Provocative dancing, kissing, and making out at parties, close physical intimacy. A woman gets out of bed in her underwear.
Violence/Other: One person flips both middle fingers at someone.
Jeffrey Huston is a film director, writer and producer at Steelehouse Productions in Tulsa, Okla. He is also cohost of "Steelehouse Podcast," along with Steelehouse Executive Creative Mark Steele, where each week they discuss God in pop culture.
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