FACEBOOK creator Mark Zuckerberg may soon have some uncomfortable privacy issues of his own to deal with.
A movie about his life due for release in October portrays the billionaire geek as a sex-mad "borderline-autistic" conniver, according to Times Online (external - login to view).
Based on the Ben Mezrich's novel The Accidental Billionaires, The Social Network is directed by Fight Club's David Fincher.
It's based around a court hearing in which the birth of Facebook is recounted as Zuckerberg battles twins Cameron and Tyler Winklevoss, who were early financial supporters of the fledgling social network.
Zuckerberg is played by Zombieland's Jesse Eisenberg, with Justin Timberlake starring alongside as Napster creator Sean Parker.
While the film is a dramatisation, it contains plenty of uncomfortable moments for Zuckerberg, such as suggestions Parker preyed on the teenager's sexual insecurity by helping him garner "groupies".
The site and its owner have come under increasing pressure during the past few months for rolling out changes to its privacy settings which have many onlookers claiming Facebook has lost respect for its users' privacy.
Zuckerberg himself is faced with mounting animosity after tales of his blase attitude toward users emerge, including the release last week of a message exchange in which he calls users of the original network, TheFacebook, "dumb f..ks" (external - login to view) for trusting him with their personal information.
That period in Zuckerberg's life is recreated in The Social Network in deeply personal detail.
It tells how Zuckerberg retreated to his Harvard University dorm after being dumped by his girlfriend Erica.
“You will go through life thinking that girls don’t like you because you’re a tech geek,” she tells him in the movie.
“I want you to know, from the bottom of my heart, that that won’t be true.
"It’ll be because you’re an *******.”
According to Times Online, Zuckerberg is "horrified" at the current negativity surrounding him and Facebook, which has a policy of never engaging in gossip regarding its founder's personal life.
That may all be about to change as The Social Network's release date draws nearer.
Then again, that's typical of a nerd who's had a crappy childhood and school social life.... they get rich off their brains and creations, let it go to their heads, then they get all power trippy like they can't be touched, only to have it all bite them in the *** later down the road.