“The Breakfast Club really bothered me. This is, like, an iconic movie, and the coolest character, Ally Sheedy, goes from being this interesting, quirky girl to being made ‘hot’ so she can make out with frickin’ Emilio Estevez? Give me a break.” — Ellen Page
When this film was released in 1985, Ally Sheedy’s character in The Breakfast Club literally changed the face, dress, and attitude of teenage girldom overnight — and that character, everything about her, still resonates with “fringey” girls today…even those of us in our frickin’ 40s. The first time I heard Sheedy utter that now iconic and infamous line — “When you grow up, your heart dies.” — it took my breath away, and I so distinctly remember whispering to myself out loud in the middle of that darkened theatre:
And to this day, whenever someone marvels at my comically overflowing purse and asks, “Do you always carry this much shit in your bag?”, I still give the same response:
“Yeah…I always carry this much shit in my bag. You never know when you may have to jam…”
And, you don’t.