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Sean Parker says 'The Social Network' was great, but 'complete fiction'

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 23 Jan 2011 23:55 User comments (9)

Sean Parker says 'The Social Network' was great, but 'complete fiction' Former Facebook president Sean Parker has said today that the movie "The Social Network" was great, but the plot is "complete fiction."
Sean Parker is played in the film by actor/musician Justin Timberlake.

In the film, Parker is portrayed as a drug-using, paranoid playboy who eventually loses his position at the company after being caught by the police whilst partying with cocaine and under-aged Facebook interns.

When asked about his thoughts on the film, Parker told the DLD media conference (via Reuters):
It's a complete work of fiction. I kind of wish my life were that cool. There are no Victoria's Secret models in Silicon Valley."


In the late 90s, Parker co-founded Napster, and the online address book Plaxo later.

Because of his current 7 percent stake in Facebook, Parker will become a multi-billionaire when the company goes public.

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9 user comments

124.1.2011 0:01

With billions of dollars I'm sure he could arrange some VS models to come to silicon valley. Lucky bastard haha.


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224.1.2011 0:56

thats if their go public right?



324.1.2011 9:32

haha he wants to keep a clean image as much as possible hahahaha

So what really happened :P

424.1.2011 13:11

Does that mean the movie was accurate?

524.1.2011 13:44
lissenup2
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I'm sure the movie was fairly accurate as producers aren't necessarily going to fabricate and lie about everything since the public will ridicule them.

It stands more to reason that people that do misdeeds like those negatively portrayed in Social Network will try to cover that stuff up. It's almost human nature to deny any and/or all wrong doing when confronted.

624.1.2011 23:55

It's also in the nature of a movie company to sell movies. While I'm sure the base of the movie is true, I don't doubt for half a second they fudged a lot in the name of entertainment.

725.1.2011 0:08

But if anyone in his position would not do the same thing :P

825.1.2011 1:39

Originally posted by lissenup2:
I'm sure the movie was fairly accurate as producers aren't necessarily going to fabricate and lie about everything since the public will ridicule them.
The movie was based on a book consulted on by Eduardo Saverin and based on court documents (Saverin v Zuckerberg, Winklevoss v Facebook) etc.

925.1.2011 12:20

What he actually meant was he was partying with ugly women...



Just my $0.02,

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