I wasn’t the only one who immediately thought of The Breakfast Club for the League of Extraordinary Bloggers’ “Where Are They Now?” week. Unlike me, a couple of other LXB members followed through on that idea and came up with some interesting scenarios. Flashlights Are Something to Eat suggests that Brian has a successful business and a large family, Andy had a short-lived wrestling career in college, and Bender… poor Bender.
Siftin’ had a fantastic idea: a fake documentary catching up on all of John Hughes’ Shermer, Illinois characters at the same time. I especially love his suggestion that Samantha Baker from Sixteen Candles ended up married to Duckie from Pretty in Pink. I just hope that Claire didn’t leave Bender for Steff. My only suggestion is that this idea is too awesome for a movie. It should be a TV series with Molly Ringwald and Anthony Michael Hall playing multiple characters.
Brian at Cool and Collected also has some great ideas about what happened to the Breakfast Club. Even though I said I wouldn’t want to see another version than my own, underdeveloped one, Brian’s is a take I can get behind. I especially love how he created elements for future dramatic potential in each character.
Check out the other responses to the assignment (Labyrinth and Monster Squad were also popular choices) at Cool and Collected.