A new screenplay claims Evan Spiegel dumped Taylor Swift via text

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Most of us are not in the “tech industry” and thus, we mostly know Evan Spiegel as “Miranda Kerr’s husband” and “the dude who invented Snapchat or something.” Evan and Miranda have been together since 2015, they married in 2017 and welcomed a baby boy last year. Before Evan and Miranda met, Evan didn’t have the best reputation. His reputation was that of a privileged frat bro, born with a silver spoon in his mouth and someone who said and did sexist and misogynistic things quite regularly. In 2014, Spiegel’s emails were leaked to Valleywag and they revealed him to be just as toxic and gross as many suspected. WELL! It turns out, there’s a script about Spiegel going around and it’s about to produced by Jeffrey Katzenberg’s side-production company. Here are some fascinating details:

Quibi, the ambitious new digital-content startup founded by Jeffrey Katzenberg, has announced that one of its buzziest launch titles will be a series about the rise of Snapchat. Katzenberg revealed the news Friday at his session at South by Southwest. The project is based on Frat Boy Genius, a feature film screenplay by Elissa Karasik, whose dark, funny take on the story behind the social-media platform landed at No. 1 on the 2018 Black List. Like a Social Network 2.0, the script, as the title suggests, presents a deeply unflattering portrayal of Evan Spiegel, the app’s 28-year-old founder.

From the first page, it is overwhelmingly clear that this will be a warts-and-all version of events. Frat Boy Genius offers a semi-fictionalized take on the Snapchat story, narrated by a character named Lily, a former Stanford schoolmate of Spiegel’s with an axe to grind: As the story unfolds, we learn one of Snapchat’s most innovative features was her idea — but Spiegel pushed her aside and put a male programmer in charge of it instead. (Karasik also went to Stanford.)

Even the stage direction seems to hold Spiegel in low regard. It introduces him as “a surprisingly not-totally-unattractive combination of thin lips, hooked nose and butt chin.” Later, the future tech mogul is called “a poster-boy for Gen Y…distracted by his phone in any given interaction” and given to “abrupt transitions between good-natured conversation and blistering intensity.”

Spiegel is also depicted as a hard partier: In one early scene set at a rager at his Kappa Sigma fraternity, a girl does lines of cocaine of his desk as he, unconscious in bed, urinates on himself.

Some mileage is gotten, too, out of Spiegel’s tabloid-friendly dating life, including his brief romantic entanglement with Taylor Swift. During a text exchange, the singer writes, “Hamptons? ;)” to which Spiegel responds, “Want to be straight with you, I don’t have time for a relationship rn :(.”

“Feel free to write a song ;)” he adds, eliciting a “F–k you, Evan” from the pop star.

[From The Hollywood Reporter]

First of all, the frat stuff sounds like it was just taken from his leaked emails. Second of all, most of the series is going to be about the business side of Snapchat and how Spiegel screwed over his business partners, designers and coders. Third of all, I totally forgot that Evan Spiegel and Taylor Swift were a thing for a second. That happened in 2014, before he got with Miranda. It really did sound, at the time, like it was really brief flirtation. But the whole “breaking up with Taylor Swift via text” thing just sounds so… on brand for both of them. My guess is that they’ll definitely have to change the “Taylor Swift” character’s name though, right? Name her Katy Perry.

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  1. Victoria says:

    Hahahaha feel free to write a song about it 🤣 thank you Evan

  2. Kittycat says:

    He sounds charming.

    Hopefully the prenup isnt too tight.

    • Millenial says:

      I kinda think Miranda Kerr might be trash, too, tbh. She got wrapped up in that whole scheme with the Malaysian “billionaire” and had to give back jewelry he had bought her.

      • Jb says:

        Safe to say everybody in thIs scenario aren’t innocent or good ppl (Evan, Miranda, Taylor).

      • whatWHAT? says:

        didn’t she also hook up with Justin Bieber? clearly she doesn’t have great taste.

        she’ll always look like a kewpie doll to me.

  3. Ader says:

    I need to read this screenplay, STAT!

  4. Esmom says:

    Haha, so many comedic gems in that article, including the title of the movie. He is so gross. I know she wanted a billionaire but holy hell, Miranda, is he worth it?

    • Kitten says:

      Money seems to be the only thing he has going for him. Really strange-looking dude.

      • Erinn says:

        He looks like a scrawny, pointy Tom Cruise.

      • Kitten says:

        LOL I’m referring to him as Pointy Tom Cruise from now on.

      • Erinn says:

        Glad I could help 😉

      • s says:

        @Erinn I think Spiegel looks like a less oddball, more silicon valley version of Matt Bellamy and I also think Matt Bellamy looks like he could be Tom Cruise’s British backwater cousin, so I definitely think you’re on to something!

      • Ader says:

        There’s a smidge of Beavis up in there, too.

      • GreenTurtle says:

        LOL @ pointy Tom Cruise + Beavis. Methinks Tay Tay dodged a bullet with this one.

      • TheEars says:

        Erinn, thanks for the pointy TC comment. I saw a pic of them on some boat before they were married and she was so gorgeous, fit, and toned and he was utterly scrawny with a concave chest. They looked so odd together.

      • Adrien says:

        He looks like Will Forte to me.

  5. Lizzie says:

    who wants this? we honestly don’t need a fictionalized account of badly behaved rich white men. we have plenty of it in real life. who is this movie for?

    • Ader says:

      Coders who want to see douche face publicly exposed. It’s not like he’s profiting off of it.

    • MCV says:

      I mean “The Social Network” was an amazing movie but it was mostly fictionalized to make it more interesting and Spiegel seems more douchier than Zuckerberg.

    • Doodle says:

      It’s for us who live in the tech world and are sick of this type of douche bro winning and not being exposed. I wanna see it.

    • Harryg says:

      I don’t think I’d be able to spend too much time with this awful character, but I would at least try to watch.

  6. BlueSky says:

    He has a very punchable face…..

  7. Erinn says:

    I feel personally attacked at the assertion that ‘butt chins’ are unattractive. Viva la butt chin.

    I remember crying as a kid because someone called my chin a butt chin haha. Because it’s a family trait nobody at home had called it that – just a dimple, or a cleft chin.

    • yiza says:

      cleft chins are beautiful.

      • Old Wine Box says:

        Fellow butt chin here! I’ve only had three people in my life make fun of me for it and every time I would respond with a shrug and “ I don’t mind my butt chin.” It really bothers people when your “flaw” doesn’t bother you. I don’t get it either. Everyone in my family has dimples and I always thought that was a good thing.

    • Janey says:

      Adele- chin dimple
      Jessica Chastain- chin dimple
      two of the most beautiful looking women in the world.
      kids are cruel and turn into grown up idiots. As long as your personality is pretty your face shouldn’t matter.

      • Deedee says:

        Jessica Simpson, also. While I don’t think they are the most beautiful ladies ever, they are very attractive.

      • Erinn says:

        I remember watching Miss Congeniality when I was probably 11 and just being like HECK YEAH SANDRA BULLOCK because of her chin and because I identified with the character’s scrappy little girl flashback. It helped haha.

    • Esmom says:

      I always wished I had a cleft chin. I’ve never understood the butt chin insult at all.

    • april says:

      me too!

    • april says:

      me too, I have a cleft chin 🙂

  8. Miss M says:

    He is such a douche.
    So Taylor never made him official.
    It reminds me of Miley’s comments. She always get the bad rep, but other artists keep changing boyfriends in a short time.

  9. Reeta Skeeter says:

    He is so unattractive, like really.

    Miranda by comparison absolutely glows. She also looks so healthy, she radiates it. She actually does LOOK the embodiment of her brand. It must be doing something for her, alongside good genes.

    Also, what a 21st century way to dump someone.

  10. iris says:

    I enjoy that this ugly douche’s wife was outed for being an escort and the whole world knows it. He doesn’t deserve better.

  11. mtam says:

    I think Taylor cursing out Evan is the only time i’ve actually liked her.

  12. Monicack says:

    Change Taylor’s name to Katy Perry. Dead. Dead.