Meghan McCain Mocks St. In the months that have followed the demise of Harvey Weinstein and other abusers and the rise of MeToo, many artists have publicly reconsidered past works and behaviors through a new, more critical lens. Few have done it as articulately and honestly as Molly Ringwald , once the reigning rom-com princess of the s and now an accomplished author, too. Curious about how the actress who played Caroline felt about the scene and the character now, Ringwald reached out to Haviland Morris, and the two met up for coffee. Initially, Morris did not seem to have the same grievances with the scene that Ringwald did — in fact, she felt as though Caroline was partially to blame for having drank too much. To try to frame it differently for Morris, Ringwald described her own near-date rape situation, and finally wound up asking her hypothetically how she would feel about it if this happened to one of her children.
In our Teen Movie Rewind series we explore coming of age stories and teen cinema, looking at the impact of the films themselves and the careers that they made. There were teen movies before John Hughes, of course. But many of the films of the 80s up to Sixteen Candles were very much male-dominated, featured female characters that functioned mainly as conquests for the male leads, and contained a large dollop of bawdy humour. They were essentially sex comedies, and while they did manage to launch several prominent careers, they very much played in the same wheelhouse in terms of quality.