Nerdsploitation

Although the Urban Dictionary has a number of definitions I'm going with this one:


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


So it would usually have to be made by non-nerds and it helps if it includes obvious nerdesque topics, like D&D or Comic Con.

Are they laughing with this or about us? Is Michael Cera nerdsploitation's Richard Roundtree? You decide.

Links: "I'm Gonna Git You Spamma" what actual nerdsploitation might look like.

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1.
Revenge of the Nerds (1984)
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At Adams College, a group of bullied outcasts and misfits resolve to fight back for their peace and self-respect. (90 mins.)
Director: Jeff Kanew
“ Surely the big daddy of nesploitation. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
2.
Revenge of the Nerds II: Nerds in Paradise (1987)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  
The rising college nerds set out to a convention in Florida, but are not welcomed by the Alpha Beta representatives. (88 mins.)
Director: Joe Roth
 
3.
Revenge of the Nerds (1991 TV Movie)
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"Revenge of the Nerds" is an unaired pilot based on the movie. In fact, it's pretty much a condensed version of the movie... (24 mins.)
Director: Peter Baldwin
“ Pilot for the TV series that never happened. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
4.
Revenge of the Nerds III: The Next Generation (1992 TV Movie)
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The nerds have taken the college, but some jocks are not going to allow this anymore. (93 mins.)
Director: Roland Mesa
 
5.
Revenge of the Nerds IV: Nerds in Love (1994 TV Movie)
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Dudley (Booger) Dawson is about to get married, but the father of the bride doesn't want his daughter to marry a nerd. The nerdy gain needs to set things straight once again. (92 mins.)
Director: Steve Zacharias
 
6.
Napoleon Dynamite (2004)
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A listless and alienated teenager decides to help his new friend win the class presidency in their small western high school, while he must deal with his bizarre family life back home. (96 mins.)
Director: Jared Hess
 
7.
Beauty and the Geek (2005 TV Series)
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An unscripted program that pairs MENSA-worthy "geeks" with gorgeous women. (60 mins.)
 
9.
The IT Crowd (2006 TV Series)
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The comedic adventures of a rag-tag group of technical support workers at a large corporation. (25 mins.)
 
10.
Nerds FC (2006 TV Series)
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Take 14 self-confessed nerds - who've never touched a football in their lives - give them three months intensive training with professional coaches and see how they fare against a professional team in front of a huge crowd. (30 mins.)
 
11.
Superbad (2007)
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Two co-dependent high school seniors are forced to deal with separation anxiety after their plan to stage a booze-soaked party goes awry. (113 mins.)
Director: Greg Mottola
 
12.
The Big Bang Theory (2007 TV Series)
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A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory. (22 mins.)
“ This might be quintessential nerdsploitation, created by Two and a Half Men's Chuck Lorre. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
13.
Chuck (2007 TV Series)
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When a twenty-something computer geek inadvertently downloads critical government secrets into his brain, the C.I.A. and the N.S.A. assign two Agents to protect him, and exploit such knowledge, turning his life upside down. (43 mins.)
 
14.
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010)
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Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart. (112 mins.)
Director: Edgar Wright
 
15.
Ultradome (2010 TV Series)
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16.
Paul (2011)
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Two English comic book geeks traveling across the U.S. encounter an alien outside Area 51. (104 mins.)
Director: Greg Mottola
“ Has a sequence filmed at Comic Con. ” - Mighty_Emperor
 
17.
Comic-Con Episode IV: A Fan's Hope (2011 Documentary)
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A behind-the-scenes look at the fans who gather by the thousands each year in San Diego, California to attend Comic-Con, the world's largest comic book convention. (88 mins.)
Director: Morgan Spurlock
 
18.
Real World (1992 TV Series)
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With Zach and Ashley's birthdays approaching, the rest of the house wonders why they are not having sex, and Sam's meddling causes Zach to blow up. And Priscilla's first love, who left her heart broken, re-enters her life. (30 mins.)