Pretty in Pink shocker: Duckie was secretly gay?
A day off the news that Molly Ringwald, Jon Cryer and Andrew McCarthy were reprising their Pretty in Pink personalities via Twitter, now we learn that Ringwald thinks the character Duckie was secretly gay.
"Duckie doesn’t know he's gay," Ringwald tells Out magazine. "I think he loves Andie in the way that [my gay best friend] always loved me."
Whoa. To paraphrase Duckie, that's a volcanic accusation. But maybe there's something to it. If only director John Hughes were still alive to ask.
"John wrote a lot of gay characters," Ringwald told the publication. "But it was something that we never talked about. I would say in just about every movie he did, he had a character that easily could have been gay."
For his part, Cryer/Duckie disagrees.
"Yes, she said that the guy whom Duckie was based on was gay. It's a different thing. Let's be clear here," Cryer told Zap2it. "No, she actually said that if one projected beyond the movie, that Duckie would be out by now. And I respectfully disagree. I want to stand up for all the slightly effeminate dorks that are actually heterosexual. Just cause the gaydar is going off, doesn't mean your instruments aren't faulty."
Back to Molly's accusation that there are gay characters written into many of Hughes' movies: Any characters jump to mind?