Pretty In Pink
If I had to wear a dress like that, i’d have permanent bitchface too.
I don’t usually do this, but i’m going to complain about Pretty In Pink. I used to say it was my favorite Brat Pack movie, and then I saw Some Kind of Wonderful and it slid down to number two. Now, I think I might straight-up hate it. Every time I watch it, I like it a little less and this last time I spent half of the movie yelling at it. I find all three of the main characters completely loathsome and if I could jump into my tv and smack them all, I would. They’re all whiny douchebags in their own way, Andie’s shrill crying, Duckie’s way past cute and balls deep into annoying, and Blane could be replaced with a wet towel and no one would notice. Also, how are they going to tell us that Andie is some amazing fashionista when everything she wears I could’ve pulled right out of my mom’s closet, and then her big ‘creation’ looks like THAT?
The eternal question of ‘Duckie or Blane’ is bullshit, because the answer is: Steff. You take Steff up to his super fancy hotel room that his dad is paying for and you hate fuck the shit out of him. And then when he passes out you shave off that feathered hair because, why, James Spader? Why was your hair bad in almost every movie you made all the way up to Stargate?
The supporting cast is awesome though. Iona, Dad, Benny, Steff, Jenna, and Simon are all great. And I like Molly Ringwald and Andrew McCarthy, just not in these roles. If you’ve ever seen Teen Movie, I think the character that parodies Duckie really isn’t much of a stretch. I might be biased though because I had my own Duckie in high school, and yes I went to prom with him but only because he guilted me into it and I had the flu and then he took me over to a friend’s house so I could watch them play video games in a basement and that’s why I wouldn’t be your girlfriend, dick.
Starring Molly Ringwald (80’s queen, The Secret Life of the American Teenager), Andrew McCarthy (Lipstick Jungle, Weekend At Mannequin’s), Jon Cryer (Two and a Half Men), Annie Potts (Ghostbusters, Joan of Arcadia), Harry Dean Stanton (Big Love, The Avengers) James Spader (Boston Legal, Stargate), and Kate Vernon (BSG, Malcom X).
Entrée: You can make a stir fry, or a curry, but you have to use mock duck (found in cans at your local Asian grocery) and for my menu I decided on this Spicy Mock Duck Sloppy Joes.
Side: Something has to be pink, so how about pink (from beets) mashed potatoes?
Dessert: Since we are to be reminded over and over that Andie is poor and therefore everyone rich hates her, we are going to make a wacky cake, and Andie doesn’t like eggs anyway.