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Molly Ringwald Reexamines John Hughes' 'Inappropriate' Writing & Her Old Films In The #MeToo Era

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'The Breakfast Club' had some rough moments.

John Hughes captured the voice of a generation with his beloved '80s movies. But as many have pointed out since, the filmmaker's classics can be problematic when examined under a modern lens.

Even Molly Ringwald, Hughes' former collaborator and long-time muse, had trouble rewatching The Breakfast Club with her 10-year-old daughter in an effort to see how her old films held up with today's young generation.

Spoiler alert: between the creepy shot of her character Claire's underwear to the fact that Claire ends up with John Bender (Judd Nelson) after enduring nothing but verbal abuse, it was a hard watch.

The industry vet's issues were detailed an op-ed for the New Yorker, in which she admitted that while Hughes' writing contained a previously unseen sensitivity and angst, it "could also be considered racist, misogynistic, and, at times, homophobic."

Ringwald also dissected one scene from Sixteen Candles that joked about non-consensual sex. While the scene left a bad taste in her mouth, the actress who played the potentially violated character, interestingly enough, felt okay with it.

Read the illuminating piece HERE to find out why — and see what other classic films are much more disturbing in retrospect (below)!

CLICK HERE to view "Classics That Are Disturbing In Retrospect!"

CLICK HERE to view "Classics That Are Disturbing In Retrospect!"

CLICK HERE to view "Classics That Are Disturbing In Retrospect!"

CLICK HERE to view "Classics That Are Disturbing In Retrospect!"

CLICK HERE to view "Classics That Are Disturbing In Retrospect!"

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