Molly Ringwald, the undisputed teen queen of the Brat Pack during the '80s era of blockbuster John Hughes movies, has found quite a successful second career playing a mother on ABC Family's teen pregnancy drama The Secret Life of the American Teenager. The big news is that Ringwald's character is about to come out as a lesbian for the shows upcoming season. Our Molly as a lesbian? No way. Yes way! But now she's saying she has plenty of experience working with gay characters thanks to her time on the set of cable movie rerun staple Pretty in Pink.
Yes, she's talking about Duckie, the fedora-clad quirky kid played by Jon Cryer (of Two and a Half MenM fame) in the movie. She gave an interview to Out magazine airing all his big gay secrets. "Duckie doesn’t know he’s gay. I think he loves Andie in the way that [my gay best friend] always loved me." Well, now that she says it, he always did seem, you know, kind of gay.
It seems like he's not the only one. She continues, "John wrote a lot of gay characters. But it was something that we never talked about. I would say in just about every movie he did, he had a character that easily could have been gay.” We always knew there was something a little bit different about Anthony Michael Hall's Brian in The Breakfast Club and what about the ever devoted Cameron in Ferris Bueller's Day Off. Damn, we're going to have to go back to all of those movies and find the gays.
Thanks Molly, we're glad that the secret lives of all these American teenagers have finally been set, um, straight.
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