OMG — thank you for pointing that hideous dress out! I was a teen when this came out and I absolutely LOVED Andie’s fashion choices throughout the entire movie. And then…prom happened. WTF? (Although her hair was on point!)
Loved this! Thanks!
Do teenagers ever care about what’s happening in the adult world around them?
Hughes made one glaring mistake in Pretty in Pink, Andi should have realized Ducky was the only one that loved her for who she was, and she should have ended up with him
Thank you so much for this. Now, we need more than ever to hear working-class perspectives. Noam Chomsky said that the 5-letter word no one will speak is “class.” Thank you for speaking and especially on a subject very dear to my heart: the working-class artist who has to pay the bills.
Acting is probably the cruelest of the arts for its practitioners due to the requirement of an audience and the perceived fungibility of actors by the industry.
Even actors that most would define as “successful” are pretty much transient workers looking for new fields after every harvest. A great movie about this is That Guy . . . Who Was In That Thing
I’m so glad this discussion is happening! I agree with everything you said here. I’m in the same boat, where I’ve always had a day job, and so do all of my friends who are writers, musicians, and visual artists. I don’t think a lot of people realize just how low-paying “the arts” typically are. Even when you do manage to get paid for your art, it…