Molly Ringwald admits Bender and Claire’s activism ‘didn’t age well’ on The Breakfast Club

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molly ringwald shared his thoughts on breakfast club Nearly 40 years after it hit the silver screen, it’s clear to see the parts that don’t hold up today.

An icon of the ’80s, Ringwald starred in some of the most important films of the decade pretty in Pink To sixteen Candles.

breakfast club It tells the story of a group of teenagers, played by Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Anthony Michael Hall, Emilio Estevez and Ally Sheedy, who are forced to spend a Saturday at school in detention.

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Judd Nelson, Molly Sheedy, Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall in The Breakfast Club (1985). (Universal Pictures)

Ringwald played Claire, the popular student who received detention after skipping school to go shopping.

in a new facility with many timesRingwald, 56, shared how she feels there are some factors in this cult favorite film that “haven’t aged well.”

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“I don’t enjoy watching myself on the screen. I only watch again breakfast clubwhich came out in 1985, because [my daughter] Mathilda wanted to watch it with me,” she said.

Molly Ringwald in The Breakfast Club.
Ringwald’s character is Claire, a popular girl who gets detention for skipping school. (A&M Films)

“There’s a lot about the movie that I really like but there are also elements that haven’t aged well – like Judd Nelson’s character, John Bender, who essentially sexually assaults my character.

“I’m glad we’re able to look at it and say things are really different now.”

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Throughout the film, Bender and Claire share a series of problematic interactions, despite sharing a consensual kiss at the end.

Bender repeatedly harasses Claire about being a virgin, at one point going so far as to put his head up her skirt.

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<p><span>In 2018, Ringwald addressed these views in an essay </span><a rel=the new Yorker: “Also, as I can see now, Bender sexually harasses Claire throughout the film.

“When he is not sexually abusing her, he vents his anger on her with contemptuous contempt, calling her ‘pathetic,’ mocking her by calling her ‘queen.’ It is this rejection that fuels his bitterness. …He never apologizes for it, but, still, he gets the girl in the end.”

later on in Times In the interview, the actress discussed motherhood and the iconic path of her eldest daughter, Mathilda Ereni Giannopoulos.

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Ringwald continues to work. (Getty)

Ringwald shared, “I believe Mathilda was born in the dressing room of Studio 54 at the end of my career playing Sally Bowles in Cabaret in 2003.”

“It’s great to imagine Mathilda in such an iconic place.

“I always knew I wanted to have kids, but it took me a while — I was 36 when she was born. The biological clock is a real thing at that age and it’s kind of deafening.” I was about to give in. All I could think about was: have kids.”

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