Aaron Sorkin tells Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene to go to hell after using a quote from 1992’s A Few Good Men, which Sorkin wrote.
Aaron Sorkin tells Congresswoman Marjorie Taylor Greene to go to hell after using the iconic quote from his 1992 legal drama. A couple of good men. Greene, who has recently been permanently banned from Twitter, has in his time attracted fame as a representative of the state of Georgia for promoting conspiracy theories and misinformation, especially in connection with the 2020 election and coronavirus. Greene used the quote, “You can not handle the truth, “in response to her being banned from Twitter after violating the site’s five strikes rule to promote misinformation about vaccines.
A couple of good men follows Lieutenant Kaffee (tom Cruise“as he investigates the death of a Marine in the hands of two other Marines while sparring with Colonel Jessup (Jack Nicholson.) the quote,”You can not handle the truth, “comes on the climax of the film, where Kaffee demands to know the truth from Jessup in the courtroom, and Jessup responds. A couple of good men considered one of the groundbreaking legal films of the 90s.
In an interview d The Late Late Show with James Corden, Sorkin talks about his irritation over Greene by using his quote and says it without hesitation “She can go to hell.” He goes on to say that he much preferred it when Burger King ripped the line instead, despite not getting any free food out of the deal. Sorkin then goes on to tell about his new film To be Ricardo’s about Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz now streaming on Amazon Prime.
Sorkin’s work is characterized by a left-wing worldview that shapes many of the stories he tells about politics and legal discourse, especially on his shows, The west wing and The newsroomas well as his films, Charlie Wilson’s war, and The lawsuit against Chicago 7. Sorkin is known for his fast-paced dialogue, where the characters converse at a fast pace to convey all the information they need. Sorkin’s work also extends to the theater with his adaptation of To kill a choke, which premiered on Broadway in 2018.
Sorkin is one of the few Hollywood writers who has become a household name, and his work is loved by both film and television fans for their intelligence and wit. Greene has gained a reputation for being a professional troll who is only taken seriously by the white supremacists and anti-Semites she promotes, and will be remembered as a symptom of democracy in distress and the divide in it. Sorkin’s work in film and TV will hold the high bar that he sets with his writing, which will be admired and dissected in the years to come, just as A couple of good men is.
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