"Molly Ringwald Would Never Be Cast Today"– And That's Pretty Sad. Hadley Freeman Talks Her Book on 80s Movies

castle-horror-podcast-logohadley_freeman-300x187Castle of Horror Interview Segment host Jason Henderson talks  to Hadley Freeman, author of the awesome new nonfiction book Life Moves Pretty Fast: The Lessons We Learned from Eighties Movies.  We talk about Pretty in Pink, Dirty Dancing, St. Elmo's Fire, and why ideas about body image, class and sex have changed so much since the 80s.

sheedyFor instance, regarding St. Elmo's Fire: "Ally Sheedy is dressed like a 50-year-old Republican housewife, except she's twenty-two. And all the hottest guys want to sleep with her…. these girls are dressing [this way] because that's what they want to wear."

 

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About Jason Henderson

Jason Henderson, author of the Young Captain Nemo (Macmillan Children's) and Alex Van Helsing (HarperTeen) series, earned his BA from University of Dallas in 1993 and his JD from Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C., in 1996. His popular podcasts “Castle Talk” and “Castle of Horror” feature interviews and discussion panels made up of best-selling writers and artists from all genres. Henderson lives in Colorado with his wife and two daughters.

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