Virtue Signal of the Week: Molly Ringwald Says 80s Hughes Films are 'Really, Really, Very White'

Nick Kangadis | April 16, 2024
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Ah, virtue signalers. Aren't they cute? They don't think the rest of us can't see past their BS, but it's just so damn obvious when you take the circumstances in which they convey their "tolerance" into account.

Take actress Molly Ringwald, for example.

She recently did an interview with Variety's Clayton Davis - a black man (keep that in mind) - while receiving their Creative Vanguard Award at the Miami Film Festival this past Saturday, and the "Sixteen Candles" star made a, racist observation about her 1980s John Hughes film that gave her stardom.

As reported by Breitbart, Ringwald said the following:

“Those movies, the movies that I am so well known for, they were very much of the time. And if you were to remake that now I think it would have to be much more diverse. And it would have to be, you know, you couldn’t make a movie that white. Those movies are really, really, very white,” Ringwald said.

“And they don’t really represent what it is to be a teenager in a school in America today, I don’t think,” she concluded.

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One thing you may not know about yours truly, but I was born and raised in the area that all of those John Hughes films were based. During the 80s and most of the 90s, "very white" was what the area was comprised of. That's not racist. That's what was. It wasn't completely white, but it was - as Ringwald said - "very white."

But, Ringwald noted that as if it were a negative. It's not. Would anyone ever say that the "Friday" film series was "really, really, very black?" Probably not, but considering the area in which those films were focused, that was the demographic of the time.

And there's nothing wrong with making films "more diverse," as long as the talent fits the roles instead of being forced as we see with so many movies Hollywood puts out today. My point is that I wish that instead of Hollywood remaking classic films, basically just trying to squeeze out every last nickel out of an existing IP, make something original so that, maybe, the qualified diverse cast creates a classic film of their own.

For example, I'd never want Hollywood to remake a film like "New Jack City" or "Juice" with a more diverse cast. Those are great films that should be allowed to stand on their own.

It's fine to be diverse, but make it mean something instead of just trying to virtue signal as Ringwald did in this interview with a black man. Did she say what she said to gain points with her interviewer? Or has she just been in Hollywood so long that the hive mind mentality is her only way to process how to think?


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