There are a lot of versions of truth available within the framework of The Social Network, and because the film's major players are have their own relationship with the truth, the story becomes infinitely more engaging.
There are women in the movie. But none of them play any sort of foundational role in the creation of Facebook -- other than acting as a motivating factor in anti-hero Mark Zuckerberg's decisions to build his empire.
The new film the Social Network is as good as everyone says. In fact, it's better. It's a brilliant mix of pop culture and eternal themes, from love and rivalry to classism or the simple need to be accepted.
Whatever else The Social Network is, the film represents the biggest culmination yet of old media's disdain and misreading of new media. It's a movie about social networking born out of a fundamental disconnect.
There is a sinister undercurrent to the The Social Network's assumption that for some Jewish men, and perhaps Mark Zuckerberg, Jewish women are a turn-off. But it isn't Jewish women that are the problem.
The Social Network makes no effort to understand the phenomenon right in front of its nose. It says the internet is not a revolution, but the creation of a few odd machine-men -- it's the revenge on the revenge of the nerds.
With all due respect to Kristin Chenoweth and all the Internet posters who've crashed down on the theater critic who claimed that gay actors can't and shouldn't play straight characters, I don't think the critic was being homophobic. Just wrong.