- YEAR: 1985
- DIRECTOR: John Hughes
- KEY ACTORS: Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall, Emilio Estevez, Judd Nelson, Ally Sheedy
- CERTIFICATE: 15
- IMDB SCORE: 7.9
- ROTTEN TOMATOES SCORE: 89%
SEX SCORE: 2/5
✔️ Despite what I’m about to write, Breakfast Club is rewatchable – I’ve seen it many times and would watch it again!
✔️ And it does pass the Bechdel Test. With the film essentially taking place in one room with women playing two of the main characters, I’d have worried if it failed!
❌ I don’t want to fuck the cast though. The 80s stereotypes are too strong and not my thing…
❌ And it did not inspire any sexual fantasies. School was a strange time for me and not one full of sex, and this is too reminiscent of that uncertainty.
❌ I nearly gave this a mark for sex positivity as I do appreciate its sensitive handling of teenage discussion on virginity and how woman can’t win when it comes to sex, but there’s too much casual misogyny and too much actual sexual assault so it really can’t be sex positive.Continue reading