'Breakfast Club' star Molly Ringwald can't bring herself to show 'woke' daughter her films

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 24: Molly Ringwald attends the opening night screening of The Tragedy Of Macbeth during the 59th New York Film Festival on September 24, 2021 in New York City. (Photo by John Lamparski/WireImage)
Molly Ringwald says her children would have questions about her films' content. (John Lamparski/WireImage)

The Breakfast Club star Molly Ringwald has admitted that she doesn't want to watch her classic films with her "woke" daughter who would judge them by today's standards.

Ringwald, 53, is also known for her starring roles in Pretty in Pink and Sixteen Candles, which she has said are problematic for some of their content, and has now revealed she would be uncomfortable watching them with her 12-year-old twins Adele and Roman.

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She told SiriusXM's Radio Andy: "It definitely is a different time. People ask me if I’ve watched them with my kids, and I did watch the first one — which was the impetus to write that article — with (elder daughter) Mathilda.

"And it was such an emotional experience that I haven’t found that strength to watch it with my two other kids."

'The Breakfast Club' made stars of Brat Pack actors including Emilio Estevez and Molly Ringwald. (Credit: Universal)
'The Breakfast Club' made stars of Brat Pack actors including Emilio Estevez and Molly Ringwald. (Universal)

She added: "My 12-year-old daughter Adele is the most woke individual that you’ve ever met, and I just don’t know how I’m going to go through that, you know, watching it with her and her saying, 'How could you do that? How could you be part of something that…'"

The article Ringwald was referring to was an essay she wrote for the New Yorker in 2018 about her work with John Hughes on his three films that made her a star as a teen.

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 07: Molly Ringwald at Build Studio on October 7, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Jason Mendez/Getty Images)
Molly Ringwald has written about feeling uncomfortable with some of the scenes she acted in. (Jason Mendez/Getty Images)

In it, she questioned the sexually explicit content he wrote for his young characters and slammed a scene in Sixteen Candles where one young female character was traded for sex with another character by her boyfriend for some underwear belonging to another girl.

She wrote about the uncomfortable experience of having watched The Breakfast Club with her eldest daughter, having to try to explain some of the scenes to her, and the lines that her own mother had argued should be cut from some of Hughes' work.

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