We are all fans of Fridays. Unless you are living the life of funemployment, Friday, Monday, Wednesday, might all be the same. What makes a Friday even better though (besides happy hour… a half day… Rosh Hashanah…I’m not Jewish, but if your boss is, it’s a good Friday) is a movie you actually really want to see. The last movie I was really looking forward to was “Inception”, which I ended up putting off for 3 weeks anyway.
I’m not a huge movie person–I’ll go to hang out w/ friends–especially to see a comedy or a crazy action film that must be enjoyed on the large screen with a massive sound system. But this week’s release of “The Social Network” is having me tap my foot with anticipation for Friday. Yeah, I said it. I want to see that Facebook movie I was dissing a couple months ago. “Ha! A movie about Facebook? What the fuck? How would that even WORK?!”
And then BAM–David Fincher is directing. Trent REZNOR is doing the music. And JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE is in it. I’m not a JT fangirl but I gotta hand it to him, that guy is a pretty good actor. I mean… Hello, Dick in a Box, anyone?
I was honestly one of the later people to join Facebook, before it was made accessible to everyone, back in college I didn’t have an email address @yourcollegehere.com . So I resented Facebook like a freshman who resented the sorority that rejected her. Then finally I was granted access and now I post shit everyday because I like when fifty thousand people comment on my new hair color. Facebook makes people feel important and acknowledged, especially in this era of internet FAME. Facebook has also … encouraged more shit-talking and online stalking. In fact, I think one time my friend and I hung out by stalking people on Facebook and poking our noses into their business. You may shake your head at me, but you’ve done it at one point or another too, haven’t you? Haven’t we all?
So why wouldn’t I want to watch this movie? Facebook, a simple concept we never conceived of being integral to our everyday lives, is now one of the first sites we go into when we turn on our computers. See? I can’t believe I remembered something as seemingly insignificant as that. Damn you, Facebook.