What the Hell Happened to Aaron Sorkin?

Finally, somebody comes right out and asks the question that I've been asking for like three years now:

What is going on with this man? Here's a guy who battled drug addiction and got busted at the Burbank Airport for holding. He's been in the tabloids himself. Now he takes on all these Perez Hilton stories. But instead of finding the good in people he goes for the bad. And he's not even truthful about it.

A good example is his recent play The Farnsworth Invention. The play, which was once in development as a feature film, has the big, bad corporation win the lawsuit against the actual inventor of TV, Philo Farnsworth. Farnsworth then dies a broken man in abject poverty.

Actually, Farnsworth won the lawsuit and lived a long and fruitful life. That's quite a difference, Mr. Sorkin. When called on it on Facebook of all things, Sorkin blew the question off claiming that there were many lawsuits and Farnsworth lost as many as he won. Yeah, but he won the big one Aaron. And he didn't die a broken man!

I meant it when I said to Aaron Sorkin – when I met him in La Jolla in April, 2007 during the pre-Broadway run of The Farnsworth Invention – that I would not have made it through the GWBush years without The West Wing there to offer a weekly reminder of how the country is supposed to work.  

But somewhere between The West Wing and The Farnsworth Invention, it seems to me that Aaron Sorkin was assimilated into the Borg.  I guess that's what happens when you get rich sucking in the giant corporate tit. 

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