The Social Network Actor RPF
|Name(s):||TSN Actor RPF, TSNRPF|
|Scope/Focus:||RPF fandom for the actors from The Social Network|
|Date(s):||2010 - present|
|See also:||The Social Network, Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield|
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Fannish interest in the actors starring in the 2010 movie The Social Network began during the pre-release press run, when Jesse Eisenberg and Andrew Garfield (who play Mark Zuckerberg and Eduardo Saverin, respectively) devoted much of their interview time to expressions of affection and admiration for one another.
Characters and Ships
The main characters of TSN RPF are Andrew Garfield and Jesse Eisenberg. Andrew/Jesse is the fandom's juggernaut ship: out of the 210 works tagged 'Social Network RPF' on AO3 as of Sept 26, 2014, 179 are tagged 'Andrew/Jesse'.
However, in addition to Andrew and Jesse, many related actors and celebrities appear in the stories, for example:
- Emma Stone, who starred opposite Jesse in Zombieland and opposite Andrew in The Amazing Spiderman franchise,
- Justin Timberlake, who played Sean Parker in TSN,
- Carey Mulligan who starred in Never Let Me Go with Andrew,
- Justin Bartha, Jesse's friend and co-star in Jesse's play Asuncion,
- Joe Mazello (Dustin Moskovitz in TSN), etc.
Other occurring ships are, therefore: Andrew/Emma, Andrew/Emma/Jesse, Justin Bartha/Jesse, Joe Mazello/Emma, and more.
Tropes and Genres
- Mental health issues (Jesse's social anxiety),
- Acting references: even in AUs, one or both of them might be actors.
See for example:
- Don't Carry It All by harriet_vane: actor!Andrew and mundane!Jesse start online dating, only Jesse used his coworker Justin's picture in his profile.
- Shelter by harriet_vane: An epic, angsty Shelter AU where actor!Andrew meets Jesse, who works at a diner to take care of his sister.
- Nowhere Else On Earth That I Would Rather Be by torakowalski: aspiring actor!Andrew meets shut in neighbour Jesse and his cats.
- Who Needs D'Artangan? by th_saurus: Emma/Andrew/Jesse spend a day at the beach.
- The one I've waited for by GraphicbyDesign: fake eHarmony ad using quotes about each other from actual interviews.
- all my bases are belong to you read by Rhea (written by jeyhawk). Length: 1:30:04.
- The Giraffe Notes read by lunchee (written by jeyhawk). Length: 2:34:09.
- Ten Cups Of Coffee (A Love Story) read by knight_tracer (written by harriet_vane). Length: 1:14:48.
Fannish Communities and Resources
- Jesse/Andrew primer by padattack
- this is a Social Network RPF primer! by 4quartets
- Social Network (2010) RPF fanworks at AO3
- Andrew/Jesse podfics at the audiofic archive
- Jesse Eisenberg, Andrew Garfield & Justin Timberlake: T4 (Part One) posted to Youtube Oct 30, 2010.