Sixteen Candles (1984)
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The Cusack run continues, but it's more like a walk as we spend more time fawning over Jake Ryan (Michael Schoeffling). Sixteen Candles (1984) is officially Polina's pick, but Diana was also deeply attached to this now pretty upsetting movie. Be prepared for a more serious than usual and long discussion about reconciling our sentimentality over this “damn date rape movie with a dreamy lead”. Quote from Diana off microphone.

Samantha's family has forgotten her sixteenth birthday, a day that could be perfect if only Jake Ryan would look her way. Stars Molly Ringwald, Michael Schoeffling, Anthony Michael Hall, Haviland Morris, Gedde Watanabe, Paul Dooley, Carlin Glynn, Justin Henry, Blanche Baker, and John Cusack. (from Netflix.com and IMDb.com)

Articles Polina and Diana mention:

What About “The Breakfast Club”? Revisiting the movies of my youth in the age of #MeToo. By Molly Ringwald https://bit.ly/2JqJaGy

The rape culture of the 1980s, explained by Sixteen Candles by Constance Grady

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