"You and me...we were Less Than Zero..."

Living The Breakfast Club

The images. The soundtracks. The unforgettable quotes. Where were you when you first saw these movies?

The Breakfast Club (1984)

Boring day. Meah, my best friend, and I had been hanging out together, and had finally run out of things to do. What the hell---let's go see a movie. The Breakfast Club happened to be showing at the theater we went to, so we bought our tickets, some popcorn and sodas, and settled in for a couple hours.

I left seeing my high school classmates in a totally different light.

When my first boyfriend broke up with me, I went inside the house and turned on the stereo. "(Don't You) Forget About Me" had just begun playing on KJ-103, and I cried my eyes out and reassembled my pride.


Sixteen Candles (1984)

One of the hundreds of videotapes Meah and I rented over the years. We laughed insanely.

I still get wistful whenever I hear "If You Leave".


Less Than Zero (1987)

I think we ran across this one just about to start one rainy afternoon on HBO. We both liked Andrew McCarthy, so we watched. I bawled my eyes out when Julian died, and that name has seemed to haunt me ever since.

The Bangles' "Hazy Shade Of Winter" brings goosebumps to my skin even now.


St. Elmo's Fire (198?)

Meah rented this with the express purpose of finally seeing the infamous Rob Lowe Bare Butt scene. I was on the phone in her parents' upstairs hallway for most of it, talking to an ex-boyfriend. I had to put the phone down when she kept yelling for me to come in and see Rob's ass.


Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986)

I have seen this movie soooo many times, I can't remember for the life of me where it was I first watched it.

I finally bought it as the first installment of my "Brat Pack" collection.