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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)!

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[Image via Ivan Nikolov/WENN.]

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Black Panther Soundtrack Drops — Did Kendrick Lamar Make One Of The Best Movie Mixes Of All Time?!

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Just one week left until Marvel Studios' highly anticipated Black Panther hits theaters nationwide — but you can get the soundtrack TODAY!

Curated by none other than Kendrick Lamar, the mix is easily the coolest, edgiest mix ever heard in the MCU.

But will it wind up going down in history as one of the greatest soundtracks of all time? It's a tough list to join…

CLICK HERE to view "Best Movie Soundtracks Of All Time!"

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[Image via Marvel.]

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It's Girl Talk Time In This Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scene From The Breakfast Club!

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It's not often you get to see a new moment from a film you know by heart!

But thanks to the upcoming Criterion Collection release of The Breakfast Club in 4K, we're getting a deleted scene that's never been seen before!

Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy only have one scene alone together in the final film, when Claire does Allison's makeup near the end of the movie.

Video: Best & Worst Deleted Scenes From Classic Movies!

In this missing minute brought to us by Vulture, Claire tries to break through to Allison a lot earlier — only to get completely grossed out!

Everything in the scene was accomplished in other scenes, so we can see why it was cut. But how interesting to see! In fact, the new Blu-Ray, out January 2, actually contains 50 minutes of new scenes! A must for any '80s fan!

Ch-ch-check out a new take from over three decades back (below)!

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Jeffrey Katzenberg Apologizes For — But Also Denies — Molly Ringwald Quote!

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Is it too late now to say sorry? It might actually be…

As we reported, amid Harvey Weinstein's sexual harassment scandal, Molly Ringwald wrote a revealing essay about her experiences in Hollywood, and indirectly called out Jeffrey Katzenberg who reportedly said (via a Movieline article):

"I wouldn't know [Molly Ringwald] if she sat on my face."

On Tuesday, the former chairman of Walt Disney Studios and CEO of DreamWorks Animation told The Hollywood Reporter he is sorry, but also denies saying the quote as he does "not use language like that."

Related: All 45 Women Who Have Accused Harvey Weinstein So Far

He remarked:

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Molly Ringwald Describes YEARS Of Sexual Harassment By 'All The Other Harvey Weinsteins'

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This is a must-read!

Molly Ringwald is speaking her truth about working in the industry and facing years of sexual harassment!

In an op-ed essay written for The New Yorker titled All The Other Harvey Weinsteins, the actress described several horrifying experiences, along with her own interactions of working with Harvey Weinstein on the 1990 film Strike It Rich.

She recalled cringe-worthy conversations and tasteless decisions, but made it clear he wasn't the only predator she's ever encountered.

Related: This Is How Carrie Fisher Reacted When She Found Out Her Friend Was Sexually Assaulted!

The Sixteen Candles starlet spilled:

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Turn Up Your Headphones For The Best Movie Soundtracks Of All Time!

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Get ready all you dancing Duckies!

Movies make us feel all kinds of emotions, but there's nothing like a film with a kick ass soundtrack!

Some movies feature tunes that are so iconic, the music lives on to be just as transporting as the film itself.

The soundtrack to John Hughes' Pretty In Pink, for example, is filled with hits from Echo and the Bunnymen and OMD — and never fails to make feel like we're hanging with an '80s-era Molly Ringwald and Jon Cryer.

Of course, New Wave isn't the only cinematic soundtrack genre that transcends time. See more of the best soundtracks from films like Clueless, Almost Famous, Purple Rain, Saturday Night Fever, & more!

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Single On Valentine's Day? Celebrate By Counting The Lies Romantic Comedies Have Told Us About Love!

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OK, we know Hollywood is known to stretch the truth. But when it comes to love, movies are downright full of shit!

For instance, in Pretty In Pink, Molly Ringwald gets her dream guy despite his friends being total jerks. Sadly, IRL they would totally ruin that relationship.

And in the '80s classic Pretty In Pink, when Jon Cryer doesn't get the girl but then some other random hottie appears out of nowhere like a consolation prize!

Or in Pretty In Pink where — damn, that movie is full of it! And so are these other flicks…

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