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Molly Ringwald reckons with the 'The Breakfast Club' in the #MeToo era

Molly Ringwald reckons with the 'The Breakfast Club' in the #MeToo era

During one scene of John Hughes's 1985 film "The Breakfast Club," the rebellious teenage character John Bender, played by Judd Nelson, hides from a teacher by crouching under a desk near Claire Standish, played by Molly Ringwald. He is seen peeking under Claire's skirt, and the camera flashes to a shot of her underwear. It's implied that Bender then touches her inappropriately. Claire squeals, squeezing Bender's head between her knees.

As he emerges from under the desk, Claire slaps him and cusses at him, but keeps a straight face.

"It was accident," Bender says. "So sue me."

In the years since Hughes' death, Ringwald has praised the work of...

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