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Is He Or Isn't He?! Molly Ringwald And Jon Cryer Dispute Duckie From Pretty In Pink's Sexuality!

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A little-known fact about the 1986 John Hughes classic Pretty In Pink is that in the original ending, Molly Ringwald's character Andie falls for her friend Duckie, played by Jon Cryer, instead of Andrew McCarthy's Blane, but test audiences responded to it so negatively that the director went back and altered it to the one we all know and love today!

However, the actress recently opened up about why that decision was the right one, and that's because she believes that the character would have gone on to realize that he and his beloved may have a little bit TOO much in common!

She explains:

"Duckie doesn’t know he’s gay. I think he loves Andie in the way that [my gay best friend] always loved me. That ending fell so flat — it bombed at all the screenings. I didn’t realize it then — I just knew that my character shouldn’t end up with him, because we didn’t have that sort of chemistry. If Jon was here now, and I could talk to him, I think that he would completely acknowledge that.”

Except…he didn't!

That's right, Jon maintains:

"Yes, she said that the guy whom Duckie was based on was gay. It's a different thing. Let's be clear here. No, she actually said that if one projected beyond the movie, that Duckie would be out by now. And I respectfully disagree. I want to stand up for all the slightly effeminate dorks that are actually heterosexual. Just cause the gaydar is going off, doesn't mean your instruments aren't faulty. I've had to live with that, and that's okay."

Thankfully, he's just a fictional character, so we guess it ultimately doesn't matter whatsoever!

But still, it's inneresting to hear how those directly involved interpret the parts which they so famously portrayed even after all these years!

What do U think?? Was Duckie gay or straight??

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14 comments to “Is He Or Isn't He?! Molly Ringwald And Jon Cryer Dispute Duckie From Pretty In Pink's Sexuality!”

  1. Nay in Pink says – reply to this


    One of my favourite movies! I think Duckie is a pretty switched on guy, I think he woud know if he was gay and would be happy in himself if he was and wouldn't be pretending to be in love with Andi!

  2. Jessica says – reply to this


    I loved Jon Cryer as Duckie (like him now as Alan on Men, but Duckie is better. Duckie would not be gay, thank you!

  3. 3

    What a fucking joke. You homo's will stop at nothing to create gayness. For god sakes, it was a made up character, why project it to be gay. What point does it make. O'yeah, it's the in thing to celebrate gayness any time you can in hollywood, it usually get's you work. And Molly has done very little since the 80's, so I guess this should have been expected.

  4. 4

    Those test audiences were idiots. The ending was totally fucked up. Duckie was perfect for her…yet she ends up with the bugged eye dude that treated her like shit. And btw Duckie was not gay. If he were gay the movie would have had him in love with a guy.

  5. 5

    wtf? i thought it was universally agreed that andie should have ended up with duckie

  6. 6

    Um, at the end, Kristy Swanson makes eye contact with him & asks him to dance (yes, she's in that movie at the very,very end). I don't think Duckie was gay, I think Jon Cryer nailed it when saying he was just an effeminate dork.

  7. 7

    heres an idea. lets all be gay and end once and for all mankind thru lack of procreation. i could could care less who you fuck but enough with the constant agenda.

  8. 8

    i thought duckie died of AIDS?

  9. 9

    We're also talking about a film that is a quarter of century ! Gimme a break ! Who cares if Duckie was gay. Absolutely pointless.

  10. 10

    I always thought that Duckie was probably gay and it was as Molly said, a gay best friend type of love. He still is one of my favorite movie characters from my teens.

  11. 11

    But…He had a crush on her?

  12. raven says – reply to this


    I love duckie he not gay you guys want to make eveyone gay geez

  13. Leslie says – reply to this


    I thought Duckie was gay.

  14. Rupsmom says – reply to this


    I was always disappointed in knowing that the ending to the "Pretty in Pink" movie was changed. Before knowing that, I never understood why Andie went with Blaine after the way he dissed her. Regardless, whether Duckie is gay or not, I think it would be HIGHlarious to have Jon Cryer's Alan Harper end up with a character played by Molly Ringwald to close out "2 and a Half Men" in a series finale. Let's be sure that OMD's "If You Leave" is playing instrumentally in the background. too.