The Evening Standard

The Breakfast Club would be completely different if made today says star Ally Sheedy

June 3, 2020

Ally Sheedy has said The Breakfast Club would be a “completely different movie” if it was made today and the 1985 film was controlled by “the straight white male perspective”.

The actress, who shot to fame in the 1980s in movies such as St Elmo’s Fire, WarGames and The Breakfast Club, said the film about five high school students in detention would have to be told from a different perspective in 2020.

 “There would be a more diverse cast and there would be more political issues, cultural issues addressed. It’s a completely different time now than it was then, it would be a completely different movie, absolutely,” she said.