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Andrew McCarthy talks to his fellow Brats about being in the Brat Pack
May 22nd, 2024 under Andrew McCarthy, Brat Pack. [ Comments: none ]

Back in the ’80s, there was a group of 20-something movie stars who were labeled as the Brat Pack in a Tima Magazine article. The actors starred in the John Hughes films St. Elmo’s Fire and Taps.

To their fans, it was a cool name. To them, it wasn’t a title they wanted to go by. However, they didn’t talk to each other about it.

That was then. Recently, Andrew McCarthy traveled the country and talked to his fellow members of the Pack, such as Rob Lowe, Demi Moore, Ally Sheedy, Emilio Estevez, Jon Cryer, Lea Thompson, Timothy Hutton, and key members of production, including directors, casting directors, screenwriters, and producers, to find out what being in the Brat Pack meant to them.

On June 13th, we will hear what he told them in his documentary Brats, which will stream on Hulu.

“The Brat Pack has cast a long shadow over my life and career,” said McCarthy. “After all these years, I was curious to see how it had affected my fellow Brat Pack members. What I found was surprising — and liberating.”

As an ’80s kid, I can’t wait to see what Blane uncovered! So, I will be watching. Probably more than once.


Andrew McCarthy’s Brats doc is coming to Hulu
January 18th, 2024 under Andrew McCarthy. [ Comments: none ]

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Andrew McCarthy released his autobiography Brat: An ’80s Story in 2021, and that inspired him to interview his old co-stars for a documentary about his time in the Brat Pack with other ’80s A-List stars.

“The Brat Pack has cast a long shadow over my life and career,” said McCarthy. “After all these years, I was curious to see how it had affected my fellow Brat Pack members. What I found was surprising — and liberating.”

The actor took his camera and spoke with St Elmo’s Fire and Class’ Rob Lowe, One Crazy Summer’s Demi Moore, The Breakfast Club’s Ally Sheedy, The Outsiders’ Emilio Estevez, Pretty In Pink’s Jon Cryer, Some Kind of Wonderful’s Lea Thompson, Tap’s Timothy Hutton, and key members of their films, including directors, casting directors, screenwriters, and producers.

Being part of that infamous club affected all of their lives in different ways, and he will find out how being part of that exclusive club in the ’80s changed their lives and how it did.

McCarthy also interviewed David Blum, the man who coined the phrase the Brat Pack for a 1985 New York Magazine cover story. By doing so, we will find out what inspired him to write those two words that defined a group of up-and-coming actors.

The ABC News Studios special will stream later this year on Hulu. And it is a must-watch for fans of those coming-of-age movies, which also includes Less Than Zaro, Sixteen Candles, Ferris Bueller, Oxford Blues, and Better Off Dead.


A St. Elmo’s Fire mini reunion: Demi Moore and Andrew McCarthy
May 22nd, 2023 under Andrew McCarthy, Demi Moore, Rachael Ray. [ Comments: none ]

Andrew McCarthy is working on a documentary about the Brat Pack, and that means he is reuniting with his old castmates like Rob Lowe from St. Elmo’s Fire and Jon Cryer from Pretty In Pink to talk about their good ole days.

Most recently, he caught up with Demi Moore. The woman he was obsessed with in St. Elmo’s Fire. And as obsessed as he was with her, we were with them.

Seeing how fantastic they look lights my St. Elmo’s Fire. Can you believe that they are both 60 because they don’t appear to be any older than they were in that 1985 movie?

McCarthy talked about the Brat Pack documentary to Rachael Ray. To hear what they said, then click here!


OMG! It’s Pretty in Pink’s Blane and Duckie!!!
March 29th, 2023 under Andrew McCarthy, Brat Pack, Jon Cryer. [ Comments: none ]

In 1986, everyone was obsessed with John Hughes’ Pretty in Pink. People debated if Andie made the right choice when she chose Blain over Duckie at the prom.

It was a hard decision. Should she kiss the cute, rich preppy or her lovable, awkward best friend? Of course, she went with the first guy.

The last time we saw them, Andie, aka Molly Ringwald, put her lips over the man whose kisser she thought they looked better on.

But that was then. Andrew McCarthy recently sat down with Jon Cryer for his documentary about the Brat Pack. We don’t know what they talked about, but I hope they talked about the lip thing.

Actually, I lied. We do know one thing they didn’t talk about. And that thing McCartney said is that Cryer “didn’t once call me a major appliance!”

This is not the only cast member from the coming-of-age classic that McCarthy shared a reunion photo with recently. He also has been working with James Spade on the final season of Blacklist.

I love that McCarthy keeps working with his ex-co-stars! That says a lot about him.


Andrew McCarthy and James Spader together again!
March 3rd, 2023 under Andrew McCarthy, James Spader. [ Comments: none ]

Back in the ’80s, Andrew McCarthy and James Spader spent a lot of time together. That is because they both starred in Pretty in Pink, Mannequin, and Less Than Zero. But then they lost touch with each other as co-stars often do.

But then, about ten years ago, they reconnected when McCarthy directed Spader in The Blacklist. So you can say that the St Elmo’s Fire star is no longer on the Sex, Lies and Videotape actor’s bad list.

As you can see in the above photo. And on that note, McCarthy asked, “Haven’t aged a day, have we?” They haven’t. And I say that they still look pretty in whatever color they wear. Although, I would prefer it if they wore nothing! What? I was Team Blane and Team Steff!


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