VINTAGE FILM Pretty in Pink

Pretty in Pink

With girls named Andy and Benny, boys named Steff and Duckie, and the most epic fail of a lip-synching serenade in history. If nothing else, this film helped normalize Eighties androgyny and those weekly outings to see Rocky Horror. Watching high schoolers talk openly about class differences, then asking Andrew Dice Clay for advice, we are reminded how truly confusing it is to be a teenager.

Director: Howard Deutch

Screenplay by: John Hughes

Starring: Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy, Jon Cryer, James Spader, Annie Potts

Major nominations on original release : None

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