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23: Deep Thoughts About The Breakfast Club

February 6, 2024

Don’t you…forget about misogyny…Don’t Don’t Don’t Don’t!

On today’s episode of Deep Thoughts, Tracie takes another look at the 1985 John Hughes film The Breakfast Club. Though this classic Gen X teen movie passes the Bechdel test and explicitly names the prude-or-slut trap of female sexuality, it also treats Claire and Allison like prizes for the boys in the film and assures the audience that we’re not so different from each other–by featuring a cast that is entirely white, cishet, thin, and able-bodied.

Sounds like your earbuds and my earbuds should get together and listen to this podcast.

CW: Discussion of on-screen sexual harassment, evidence of physical abuse, and suicidal ideation.

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