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Molly Ringwald and the Breakfast Club

Molly Ringwald was the face of the generation that were teenagers in the 1980’s. She is five years older than me, and starred in what were essentially the first movies aimed at teenagers that talked about what it was like to be a teenager. I don’t remember when I first saw A New Hope, but I do vividly remember the circumstances when I saw Pretty in Pink. To people my age, movies like The Breakfast Club are important cultural artefacts.
But they are also artefacts of the time they were made.
That is why it is so interesting to read how Molly, who is close enough to my age to have roughly the same experiences and outlook, is looking back at The Breakfast Club and the other movies she made with John Hughes through today’s cultural lens.

Crossposted from my blog. Comment here or at the original post.
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