I have dedicated not one but two FABTVs to The Breakfast Club. So yeah, it's a fave. It's no Sixteen Candles or Weird Science, but it's up there in Fab's John Hughes top three. I think my favorite character's style in this one is actually not Molly — it's bad boy Bender. With his flannel-over-thermal and bandana-around-boot, he had style for miles. And then there were four: the Jock, the Princess, the Basketcase, and the Geek . . . tres chic.
Many people forget that models can act. Case in point: Kelly LeBrock in Weird Science. Another one of Hughes's greats, with a name and theme song from Oingo Boingo; I get cravings to watch this supernatural '80s masterpiece. Geeks Gary and Wyatt create the ultimate babe, Lisa (enter LeBrock), while donning bras on their heads, and the journey ensues. Like all of Hughes's films, WS captures the awkwardness of teens and the keen style of the '80s. But Lisa is a fox, with style to boot. Her cool jackets, distressed denim, studded boots, and lamé party dress are very in tune with fashion now. Coincidence? Yay for the John Hughes documentary, btw.
Continuing my fashion tributes to the late John Hughes's cinema style — Sixteen Candles fans enter here — Pretty in Pink was a modern fairytale. This time, Molly plays Andie, a fashion designing gal from the wrong side of the tracks. She has a secret crush on richie Blane, played by puppy dog faced Andrew McCarthy. The class system creates a wall for love, while Andie's weirdly fabulous friends provide comic and fashion relief. One of my favorite scenes is Duckie's "Try a Little Tenderness" lip sync — classic. And you have to love Steff, James Spader's super douche character, who had mad rich '80s boy style.
I'm having a hard time swallowing the news that director John Hughes died. So are Buzz and Bella. Children of the '80s everywhere are mourning. I own most of his iconic '80s films, but Sixteen Candles is my favorite. It has it all: fashion, comedy, romance, high school, Molly, Anthony, Long Duk Dong, and (swoon) Jake Ryan. To this day I am always scoping the streets for my very own Jake Ryan. Molly plays Samantha, an awkwardly adorable sophomore with a forgotten birthday, kooky family, and big crush. Let's reminisce, shall we ? "Oh sexy girlllllfrieeeend . . ." Source