Ed's note: A 'Sixteen Candles' sequel with Molly Ringwald? Eighties nostaglia moment!
In this era of movie sequels, prequels, trilogies, and remakes (can they really be recreating My Fair Lady with Keira Knightley? Gulp!) I often wonder why some of our most classic cult '80s films were never continued on. I suppose then they wouldn't be considered 'cult'.
Nevertheless, my dedicated '80s teen flick heart did flutter recently upon hearing the goss that Molly Ringwald would love to do a sequel to Sixteen Candles. Before we even start to debate whether or not this would be a wise decision, lets consider for a moment what this would mean fashionably-speaking. Would a revisit to the Eighties, in all its pink prom dress glory, be just what we need? Ah... totally!
If you were to look towards some of our more interesting trends lately (cue leggings) there is no denying that the '80s have made a comeback. Even prom dresses have transcended the high school halls, finding favour at corporate functions, regular after-five 'dos and even on the red carpet. Surely a film that centres around a young teen's dream to go to the prom in the perfect prom dress wouldn't be completely off the shelf.
Ringwald recently told AOL Television that she has been campaigning for a second instalment of one our favourite films:
"It was something that I definitely wanted to do, but John Hughes wasn't interested, and I didn't feel comfortable doing it without his involvement. If we can get John to agree, I think it would be great. I think there are definitely a lot of people who would love to see it, and I would love to do it. I think that 'Sixteen Candles' lends itself to (a sequel). It was such a Cinderella story. And I was interested to see what happened to this girl."
Okay so Ringwald is forty now and too old to play a teenage Samantha Baker (although some of the Dawson's Creek cast could argue otherwise), but if a sequel was to follow the lives of Baker, geeky Farmer Ted, and hunky jock, Jake Ryan, say 40 Candles style, then I probably would be inclined to wait until the DVD release.
Forgive me for getting swept away in '80s nostalgia for a moment.