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Mark Zuckerberg Praises The Social Network’s T-Shirt Accuracy

We know that Mark Zuckerberg enjoyed Saturday Night Live's portrayal of him (even if he was confused by its hoverboard jokes), but the reports so far that Zuckerberg may have even ducked into a screening of The Social Network for personal reconnaissance were inconclusive, at best. Over the weekend, though, Zuckerberg admitted to an audience at a start-up conference that he did, in fact, check out the David Fincher film. How did he feel about a movie that will forever paint him as a woman-hating, status-obsessed creep? Kinda charitable, actually!

The relevant bit starts in the video above about five minutes or so in, when Zuckerberg is asked about the film's accuracy:

Except that Fincher is exactly same way! How soon can we sit these two down for coffee, Adderall, and some Xbox Live to grow what could be a beautiful friendship?

"I mean, where do you want to start? I don't know. It's interesting what stuff they focused on getting right; like, every single shirt and fleece that I had in that movie is actually a shirt or fleece that I own. So there's all this stuff that they got wrong and a bunch of random details that they got right. The thing that I think is most thematically interesting that they got wrong is the whole framing of the movie. The way that it starts is that I'm with this girl who doesn't exist in real life who dumps me — which has happened in real life a lot — and basically, they frame it as if the whole reason for making Facebook and building something was because I wanted to get girls or I wanted to get into some sort of social institution. The reality for people who know me is I've actually been dating the same girl since before I started Facebook, so obviously that's not a part of it, but I think it's just such a big disconnect from the way that the people who make movies think about what we do in Silicon Valley, building stuff. They just can't wrap their head around the idea that someone might build something because they like building things."

Except that Fincher is exactly same way! How soon can we sit these two down for coffee, Adderall, and some Xbox Live to grow what could be a beautiful friendship?

Mark Zuckerberg says 'The Social Network' got his clothing exactly right [PopWatch/EW]