Do we remember those days of titanic battles power battles with parents who ‘don’t understand’? Of romantic longings? Of yearnings what ‘cannot be’? Of dreaming – about the future? And longing for the day we are ‘free’?
‘The Breakfast Club’ was the movie that introduced me to the angst and magic of that excruciating in between time of adolescence and Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald and Allie Sheedy to the world.
The basic set up – five young people have to spend their Saturday in detention due to undisclosed infractions on the prevailing World Order. Facebook is part of our New New World Order but there are lots of details that get missed on Facebook, such as … encounters with paternal signifiers antiquated though they may be and that quaint notion of saying almost everything without saying anything at all. No words – just … glancing askance.
Introducing … The Breakfast Club
How did you go in adolescent? Did you make it through those crazy days and rites of passage with your spirit – intact? Did you come out the other side with heart and mind in connection? Not everyone does.
“Naked blonde walks into a bar with a poodle under one arm …”
“What was that Rukus?” … “Could you describe the Rukus sir?”
“WE are not ALONE!”