the exploitation of nerds by producers of nerd-oriented films, books, or television shows.
You know none of the actors or producers of The Big Bang Theory are nerds. That show is nothing but pure nerdsploitation.
A particular genre of movie in which outcasts (geeks, dorks, nerds) are exploited either for humorous purposes i.e. to poke fun at the stereotype or as a vehicle for revenge .
The term was coined on the Babalu Bistro Podcast #3
I love the movies Carrie, Revenge of the Nerds, and Willard. I generally love all nerdsploitation flicks.
1. when an aspect of a game, show, film, or other media is clearly meant to be fulfillment of a nerd fantasy. Compare to blacksploitation, as this often involves nerds doing ridiculously awesome things, i.e., Peter Parker.
-Edward Cullen’s attraction to Bella Swan
-The character Fela in the Kingkiller Chronicles
-The vast majority of female comic book characters
-The vast majority of male comic book characters (however, different kind of fantasy)
-Zooey Deschanel doing anything whatsoever
I wish nerd movies focused more on feeling both real and being entertaining than taking the cheap shot with mindless nerdsploitation.