Aaron Sorkin - Aaron Sorkin Comes Out In Fierce Defence Of 'The Newsroom'03 August 2012
Aaron Sorkin Comes Out In Fierce Defence Of 'The Newsroom'
The Los Angeles Times reports that one of the critical opinions that Sorkin addressed was that the show appeared to have a problem with women. The script has been deemed incredibly hostile towards its female characters, by some, but he replied "I completely respect that opinion. But I 100 percent disagree with it. I think the female characters are every bit the equals of the men." He added that he'd paid specific attention in establishing that the women in the show had qualities showing that they "care about others, reach high, are thoughtful, curious" because "once you have those things down, you can have them slip on as many banana peels as you want."
Sorkin admitted that he couldn't please everyone, saying "We all know that there were critics who did not enjoy watching the first four episodes. And there were critics that did. Obviously, you prefer praise for the show to be unanimous." Overall though, he seemed bullish about the show's future.
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