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Molly Ringwald on John Hughes Films: Molly Ringwald is now 50 and with kids of her own, including a daughter with whom she watched The Breakfast Club a few years back—a move that raised some "uncomfortable questions" about how girls and women were treated in the movies she did with the late John Hughes he also directed her in Pretty in Pink and Sixteen Candles.
She praises Hughes for his belief in her acting skills, as well as for how his films struck a chord with lonely teens everywhere, but she also sees now that much of his writing was "inappropriate" and perpetuated gender stereotypes, sexual objectification, and misogyny.
Ringwald revisits early writing Hughes did for National Lampoon, and she didn't love what she found. The Washington Post notes online reaction to her essay, with BuzzFeed's Alanna Bennett calling it a "stellar example of what a personal reckoning looks like.
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Others say Hughes' films didn't only suffer from Me Too problems. It sounds like Ringwald herself hasn't totally reconciled her feelings.
She's not the only one squirming over Hughes' movies.Aftermath: Sixteen Writers on Trump’s America Essays by Toni Morrison, Atul Gawande, Hilary Mantel, George Packer, Jane Mayer, Jeffrey Toobin, Junot Díaz, and more.
My President Was Black.
A history of the first African American White House—and of what came next. A writer of a certain age might be tempted, even encouraged, to regard the detritus of his life—school diplomas, spelling-bee honorable mentions, expired passports, maybe the odd award—as his “papers.” I have treated my own with sullen neglect.
The Weight of James Arthur Baldwin.
Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah travels to James Baldwin's home in Saint-Paul-de-Vence, France, and examines the impact of a writer whose legacy cannot be erased. Awesome Library organizes 37, carefully reviewed resources, including the top 5 percent for K teachers, students, parents, and librarians.
In sharp contrast to the brooding, restrained quietude and desolation that lie just below the surface of Working Girls, the metaphorical Dancing centers on sensual, stylized movement, a heightened sense of ebullience and theatricality, and emphatic points of emotional and physical contact.