With everyone in a tizzy over actor Ashton Kutcher's reputed "fruitarian" diet - limiting his food intake to fruit for a month - in order to better portray Steve Jobs in Academy Award-winning director Bill Condon's forthcoming biopic jOBS, some are missing the more pertinent point.
Namely that Apple cofounder and Jobs erstwhile partner Steve Wozniak has gone on record as saying the film already appears to be "inaccurate" in its depiction of the duo's relationship and Jobs' own contribution to the formation of their company as seen in a recently released clip that is only one of two on its red-carpeted way to theaters involving the story of the dubiously hallowed Jobs' life.
As relayed by Chris O'Brien of the LA Times earlier today, Kutcher admits - along with costar/Wozniak-lookalike Josh Gad of Book of Mormon fame - that it was never the filmmakers' intention to be seen as having made a documentary and that a narrative of the "sincerity of the people" was what mattered most to jOBS' cast and crew.
"I hope when he sees the movie in its entirety," Gad said of Wozniak's critique, "he'll understand the lengths we went to capture his journey."
Wozniak isn't having any of that, though, telling Gizmodo that he and Jobs "never had such interaction and roles" as seen in the online clip of the film. Continuing that the relationship as represented is "not close" to what actually existed, the hirsute Wozniak harangued, "I'm not even sure what it's getting at... Our relationship was so different than what was portrayed."
The semi-controversy comes on the incendiary heels of that involving Kathryn Bigelow's Zero Dark Thirty, a film purporting to truthfully (more or less) tell the story of the manhunt for Osama bin Laden.
Though Zero Dark Thirty has received countless lauds for the same technical craftsmanship that won Bigelow's The Hurt Locker an Oscar for Best Picture in 2010 (as well as its being, in the humble opinion of this writer, the only truly good film released in this pitiful year of rancid cinema), politicos and creatives alike have been boycotting and petitioning against its continued release in the name decrying the film's veracity.
Then again, whereas Zero Dark Thirty is sure to attain some level of indelibility over the years for its awesome cinematic vision that rivals just about anything else that's come out in the last decade, Wozniak can rest assured that jOBS - with its already tepid reviews and the baffling choice of notably subpar Kutcher in the first place - will probably go down in history only as a forgotten footnote to the dwindling career of "that one guy from Dude, Where's My Car and That 70's Show who was with Demi Moore for a while."