[I’m giving this potentially contentious topic a try in our regular section. You all can decide if it can be discussed without too much politics involved. Let’s see how it goes. — July]
I saw these two articles and thought they’d be interesting to discuss.
“The Breakfast Club in the age of #MeToo” (stolen from the New Yorker)
These are two accounts – one a review of a live script reading of the Breakfast Club and a personal account of the Brat Pack films (by Molly Ringwald) in the #MeToo era.
What About “The Breakfast Club”?
Revisiting the movies of my youth in the age of #MeToo.
What iconic movies from your life stand the test of time? Could they be made today exactly as they were? What movies don’t stand up? Do you still enjoy those films and forgive them their transgressions? Or do you boycott them because they don’t stand up to our current societal “moral code”.
This could move to other things – renaming of places, removal of monuments, etc. But that could get very political very fast.