Molly Ringwald Reveals What She Really Thinks
Serena Carsley-Mann - June 1, 2018

It Couldn't Be Done

By Edgar Guest

Somebody said that it couldn't be done But he with a chuckle replied That "maybe it couldn't," but he would be one Who wouldn't say so till he'd tried. So he buckled right in with the trace of a grin On his face. If he worried he hid it. He started to sing as he tackled the thing That couldn't be done, and he did it!

Somebody scoffed: "Oh, you'll never do that; At least no one ever has done it;" But he took off his coat and he took off his hat And the first thing we knew he'd begun it. With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin, Without any doubting or quiddit, He started to sing as he tackled the thing That couldn't be done, and he did it.

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done, There are thousands to prophesy failure, There are thousands to point out to you one by one, The dangers that wait to assail you. But just buckle in with a bit of a grin, Just take off your coat and go to it; Just start in to sing as you tackle the thing That "cannot be done," and you'll do it.

Molly Ringwald starred in so many of John Hughes movies that she is commonly referred to as his muse.  She was pretty much the queen of the Brat Pack and was everywhere to be seen in the 90s, from Sixteen Candles, to Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club.
Ringwald managed to make it through the rough teenage years basically untouched. Many of us feel like we’ve changed a whole lot since we graduated high school, but she claims to feel the same as she did back in the day.
Maybe it’s because she had to grow up so fast, and she admits that being a star is not always as glamorous as it appears on the outside.  Fame of course has opened lots of doors for her, but it’s a difficult thing to do at such a young age.
When the movies were made, they were so unique compared to everything else. But now, looking back, she’s got some concerns about the content within them.  This past year she wrote a piece for the New Yorker, revealing some things she was not fully comfortable with, admitting that John Hughes did in fact break barriers within teen movies, but has left her uncertain of their power to stay.
Sixteen Candles was apparently written just for the character of Molly, whom he saw at a BBQ and decided to take a break from filming The Breakfast Club to write another movie for his muse.  Once the filming of The Breakfast Club was done, Hughs wrote yet another film specifically for Molly.

Looking back at things, Molly admits that she does not agree with many of the plots from the films, especially so when it comes to the relationship between her character Claire with Bender, who was also sexually harassing or insulting her.
Molly feels as though John had a huge blind spot, writing with so much sensitivity, but still missing so many other crucial aspects.   She appreciates the fact that nowadays things have changed and that certain things make us uncomfortable.