, disguised as Darth Vader, tips a co-ed that is attractive resting with him. The co-ed masters her shock and asks breathlessly, “Are all nerds as effective as you? Upon eliminating her enthusiast’s helmet and discovering that the black Lord regarding the Sith isn’t her quarterback boyfriend”
“Yes, ” claims the nerd. “’Cause all jocks think of is recreations. All we ever think of is sex. ”
I was too young to recognize this encounter as rape when I watched Revenge of the Nerds for the first time. (The screenwriters—adults, presumably—have no such reason. ) My only takeaway had been that I, too, would be good at sex one day, provided I thought hard enough about it since I, too, was a nerd.
Brotopia, an expose of Silicon Valley’s culture that is corporate Bloomberg tech host Emily Chang, chronicles what are the results whenever socially maladjusted, sex-starved nerd-bros are because of the secrets to the kingdom. Continue reading