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Revisiting films in the #MeToo era




Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall in Universal Pictures'
Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall in Universal Pictures' "The Breakfast Club."
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In light of the  #MeToo movement, perceptions of certain films might have changed.

In an essay for The New Yorker, Molly Ringwald details her experience rewatching “The Breakfast Club” with her daughter. In it, she describes her newfound discomfort with some 1980’s cult classics directed by John Hughes, including “Sixteen Candles” and “Pretty In Pink,” and examines their depiction and possible exploitation of women in these films.

As the #MeToo era continues, we take a look back at films that might now be seen through a different lens. We sit down with critics Claudia Puig & Christy Lemire to revisit films and discuss this cultural shift.

Is there a particular scene, storyline, or character in a movie that you now perceive differently? Call 866.893.5722.

Guests:

Claudia Puig, film critic for KPCC and president of the Los Angeles Film Critics Association; she tweets @ClaudiaPuig

Christy Lemire, film critic for KPCC, RogerEbert.com and co-host of YouTube’s “What the Flick?”;she tweets @christylemire