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comment by johnnyFive

This is a great read, and was much more thoughtful than most.

Probably my only complaint or criticism is that I really dislike this habit of assuming an author's personality or values based on their work. I mean, it sounds like in Hughes' case it may have been justified (and Molly Ringwald is certainly in a better position than most to say so), but I think we're generally too quick to equate portrayal with lionization.

mk  ·  284 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Agreed. I'd wager that Hughes was practicing a crass humor, both for the commercial effect, and probably because it was darkly funny in its portrayal of an often brutal environment for self discovery. But the dad and the underpants, that's just fucked up, and it betrayed the characters.