He has considerable form; since solved liberal democracy for all time round about 2004, he’s been involved with various other projects, all of which contain what could most kindly be described as certain "unfavourable" tropes.Take the international megahit Facebook movie, , which is most notable for an extended sequence - broadcast last week - in which an important news man tells a weeping teenage rape victim that she needs to worry a lot more about false accusations affecting young men’s future careers than justice for survivors. It’s one of the classic TV shows – seven straight series of solid leftie wish fulfilment.A debate around liberal credentials has emerged this week, after emails from its writer and creator Aaron Sorkin were leaked, in which he makes some rather sexist comments about female actors not being as good as their male counterparts. “Helen Mirren and Meryl Streep can play with the boys, but there just aren’t that many tour-de-force roles out there for women.”As The Independent's Rosie Millard wrote in response: "Well, if that is the case, whose fault is that? " And it's true - if is anything to go by, Sorkin has been failing his female characters for a while now.The characters spend the entirety of every episode having lengthy, pointed arguments about real concerns such as public education, foreign aid and gun control, in a style of patter which carefully balances sober and didactic with nutty and didactic.
None of this can help the disservice it does to its female characters, however.And the way she’s written, you can tell that Sorkin’s pleased he’s created such a spiky special snowflake of a character.His entire oeuvre is fat with prehistoric attitudes to women and their place in society.A source told the website: ‘He is intrigued by Courtney’s wit, while she says Aaron is a great influence on her.
Some people might think they are an odd couple, but she likens them to Marilyn Monroe and Arthur Miller.’She wrote: ‘I think at nearly 50 the basis of any realtionship [sic] should be restraint and pragmatism before the big dramatic tsunami- s**t i wish i knew this at 20….
But now it's 2014, he simply isn’t able to get away with it unscrutinised any more.