Zuckerberg is portrayed as a bitter nerd. The reason why he’s bitter is because girls don’t like him, and his white girlfriend from BU (played by Rooney Mara who also played the Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) cruelly explains that to him at the beginning of the movie when she dumps him. It’s not clear how he even came to have a girlfriend in the first place. One of the unexplained mysteries of the movie.
But after he becomes famous, he gets a bunch of Asian girl groupies, and they even give him blowjobs. The message is that Asian girls like nerdy white computer geniuses, and they like them even better if they are Jewish. For people watching the movie who are too colorblind to get the message, Eduardo Saverin makes the observation out loud.
However, the movie attempts to show that Asian girls can be as big psycho-bitches as white girls. Eduardo’s hot Asian groupie girlfriend attempts to burn down his apartment because he didn’t give her enough attention.
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It has been pointed out that the real-life Zuckerberg has had the same Asian girlfriend the entire time, and that he doesn’t come across as bitter or an asshole in his real-life public appearances like he did in the movie.
So instead of showing the real Zuckerberg, what this movie shows is how liberal arts majors—the kind of people who become screenplay writers and movie directors and actors—think of people like Zuckerberg, in other words STEM types. And it’s not pretty.
(I thank “The Undiscovered Jew” for this insight.)