TRASH REHASH

Every St. Elmo’s Fire Character, Ranked

From Bad to Worst

Grace Ombry
Late to the Party
Published in
12 min readJun 3, 2022

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Promotional image for the 1985 film St. Elmo’s Fire. L-R: Ally Sheedy as Leslie, Judd Nelson as Alec, Emilio Estevez as Kirby, Demi Moore as Jules, Rob Lowe as Billy, Mare Winningham as Wendy, and Andrew McCarthy as Kevin. ©Columbia Pictures

Oh, look. St. Elmo’s Fire is on Hulu. Let’s watch it to see if it’s as giant a pile of cringe as we remember.

This 1985 Brat Pack flick didn’t just age poorly. It was never very good in the first place. The plot, if you can call it that, follows seven Georgetown University grads trying to hang…

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Grace Ombry
Late to the Party

Pop culture maven about town, author of the novels Smokin' & Cryin' and State of Love & Trust. Here to get ignored by a much wider audience.