Pretty Much Pop #93: Made for Love (and other Silicon Villainy)

The tech genius has become the go-to bad guy in recent films: They’re our modern mad scientists with all imaginable resources and science at their command, able to release dystopic technology to surveil, control, and possibly murder us. Even Lex Luthor was made into a “tech bro” in Batman v. Superman.

Mark, Erica, and Brian discuss the HBO Max series Made for Love starring Cristin Milioti, as well as the shows Devs and Silicon Valley and Jed Rothestein’s documentary WeWork. How does this trope work in comedy vs. serious media, how does it relate to real-life tech moguls, and how does it relate to toxic masculinity?

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