Claire is clearly — and rightly — grossed out, as she replies, "He's an adult," and points out that he's also married. The Breakfast Club. Five high school students meet in Saturday detention and discover how they have a lot more in common than they thought. But as an adult so many years later, you can really appreciate her look. Satisfied with himself, he asks John, "What are you gonna do about it?"Â. Every one has to run by this door one at a time to get where they are going. I got a carton of cigarettes. You can read something profound into that, namely that it's not easy being a woman in a climate where you're always pitted against each other.Â. So when John mocks Andrew about "missing the big meet," he probably had no idea what kind of pressure cooker Andrew was living in — and how the environment turned Andrew into a bully. The Breakfast Club Scene 11. This red and black embroidered patch measures 5.5 tall and is great looking on that denim jacket. Age Range: Late Teens. If you haven't participated in school athletics in recent years, you might not know just how intense they can be. (furious) Don’t you ever… ever! John Hughes said in Première that he had the only complete copy of The Breakfast Club on film. Brian dons a pair of sunglasses and clowns around, Claire starts rhapsodizing about how popular she is, and John plays it cool, as usual. See more ideas about john bender, the breakfast club, judd nelson. They both notice this. He starts right off the bat, suggesting that they close the door and "get the prom queen impregnated." I rewatched the Breakfast Club last night and I was struck by how out-of-nowhere Bender and Claire's relationship seemed. Bender starts loudly "singing" the musical part of a song. When you're young, you might not understand the machinations at work that perpetuate rape culture. It's obvious to anyone watching The Breakfast Club that John gives Claire a hard time, but he actually spends the entire movie sexually harassing her in some really despicable ways. Troubled family and upbringing, lower class, rebellious to everything and bullies other students. Gender: Male. They talk about make-up, something that ends up helping Allison be viewed as attractive by Andrew — not exactly a feminist revolution.Â, But then Allison asks Claire why she is being so nice to her, and Claire responds, "Because you're letting me." Age Range: Late Teens. Despite Bender’s constant harassment, he ends up with Claire at the end of the film, Ringwald noted. “Queenie isn’t here!”. Meet Brian Johnson, Andrew Clark, Allison Reynolds, Claire Standish, and John Bender—respectively, "a brain, an athlete, a basket case, a princess, and a criminal." Claire coaxes Brian into writing their essays for them (as one essay) and then drags Allison off to give her a makeover, removing her black eye liner and pulling her hair back. THE BREAKFAST CLUB by John Hughes. Through the use of filmic codes and conventions we can see how this character has been constructed. Feb 18, 2019 - For all you bad boys/bad girls, those who love bad boys or rebels out there, this iron on patch is perfect for all of you 80s lovers and kids out there. The Breakfast Club (1985) Opening Scene. For one, a gay slur is prominently scrawled on John's locker, supposedly acting as a deterrent to anyone who would want to break into it. That example could also be categorized under conformity and minority influence from Bender. John then asks him if he's being threatened, and Vernon replies, "You think anyone's gonna believe you? And he rounds it out when he slut shames her after the lipstick trick. That's grounds for investigation, according to Child Protective Services. He throws it at Claire. The Breakfast Club—Bender in Closet scene Posted on August 6, 2009 by Reverend The late John Hughes will have no shortage of tributes, and there is a real sense amongst many of my generation that he helped define as much as chronicle what it meant to be a white, suburban middle-class teen in America during the 80s. Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club. Brian Johnson: Saturday, March 24,1984. Bender and Brian begin to take their jackets off at the same time. Andrew, on the other hand, must have been … Claire coaxes Brian into writing their essays for them (as one essay) and then drags Allison off to give her a makeover, removing her black eye liner and pulling her hair back. Scene 11. In fact, the reality is that it can be overwhelming and all-consuming, and in some cases can drive seemingly successful, thriving, and happy students to commit suicide. Bender blows up at Claire because he thinks she's got it way better than he does. Later, when they're alone in the closet, he asks John if he's going to cry. But as an adult who's endured the pressure of varsity competition, or perhaps as the parent of a young student athlete, you know just how exhausting some of those school sports can be, and not just physically.Â, The Breakfast Club is not far off when it comes to its depiction of high school wrestling or the toxic masculinity that is so often inherent in it. Later, he asks her if she wants to see a picture of "a guy with elephantitis of the nuts" and asks her if she would date a man like that, noting that his testicles would have to ride shotgun. On its face, what happens in The Breakfast Club script—five people sit in a room and talk about their feelings—doesn’t exactly seem like the best idea for a movie. But as an adult it's especially terrifying, as the abuse he describes can cause severe emotional, mental, and physical trauma. Brian defends his own intellectual prowess in other areas: BRIAN: Bender, did you know without trigonometry there'd be no engineering? That's pretty astute for a so-called '80s teen movie. Character: John Bender is super cool and doesn't give a crap about anything.. Bender turns away and crumples up his essay paper. Here are things you only notice about The Breakfast Club as an adult.Â. Andrew, on the other hand, must have been smoking something else in the foreign language room. Bender sneaks back into the library, and they all smoke his pot with him (except for Allison). Brian dons a pair of sunglasses and clowns around, Claire starts rhapsodizing about how popular she is, and John plays it cool, as usual. “We’re all pretty bizarre. In the context of the film, Allison shared this after Bender and Claire argued, and Andrew reacted with anxiety that their behavior might mirror their folks. It was a banner f—in’ year at the old Bender family! He ticks all the boxes for your stereotypical criminal/bully. While trying to find a route back to the library undiscovered, Bender sacrifices his own freedom to help the others escape. That said, it barely scoots by, as the only identifiable time when Allison and Claire talk to each other about something other than men is at the end, during the makeover scene. Over his long sleeve are a red plaid button-up and a jean jacket. Sincerely yours, the Breakfast Club. (he turns to Claire) And you… don’t like me anyway! So when Brian brings a gun to school after getting a failing grade on a shop project, he joins the ranks of the many kids who have thought about suicide as a way out of an academically impossible situation.Â, It's not uncommon at all for a single bad grade to feel like the herald of imminent, academic failure, so the pressures faced be overachieving academics should be taken quite seriously.Â, Things About The Breakfast Club You Only Notice As An Adult. Right? So when she emerges from the makeover Claire gives her at the end, which is supposed to make her look beautiful and attractive, she's lost her unique, weird charm in favor of looking more "normal" and mainstream. Brian conformed to what the ‘cool’ person, aka Bender, was doing in order to seem more socially acceptable. Or did your daddy buy those? Who else would be on the movie poster but all the big named teen 80s stars of Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, and Anthony Michael Hall. John Bender is the main characters in the movie, The Breakfast Club, and he had been an anti-hero. MOLLY Ringwald has opened up about the scene in her hit movie The Breakfast Club which she now finds “troubling”. The Breakfast Club What's Up With the Ending? When they sneak out of the library, there is a scene where Dick is at the vending machine getting some candy. You know what I got for Christmas this year? The Breakfast Club Scene 11. 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