Molly Ringwald And Ally Sheedy Welcome Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez To 'The Breakfast Club' After Viral Video
So, if you haven't heard, Republicans found a new reason to disparage Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the young Democratic Socialist congresswoman representing New York's 14th congressional district.
Videos surfaced of Ocasio-Cortez dancing on a rooftop in Boston, the city of her alma mater, Boston University.
However, they neglected to mention one major part of the dance featured in the video.
Does it look familiar to you?
Here is the full video in question:
Phoenix - Lisztomania - Boston University Brat Pack Mashupwww.youtube.com
Does the dancing look familiar?
That's because it's a reimagining of the iconic scene from The Breakfast Clubwhere the kids dance all over the library.
Here's the original version from the 1985 John Hughes film that made stars of Anthony Michael Hall, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, Emilio Estevez and Hughes' muse, Molly Ringwald.
The Breakfast Club Dance Scenewww.youtube.com
So not only was the video completely non-offensive, but according to Uproxx, it was actually created FOR Boston University.
"As it turns out, the video was actually created for Boston University's Howard Thurman Center for Common Ground, which provides 'programs, events and experiences to students designed to encourage creative exchange of ideas, thoughts, beliefs and opinions.'"
Strike three, Republicans.
Ocasio-Cortez struck back by posting a video of her on Capitol Hill....dancing.
It wasn't long before some stars of The Breakfast Club caught on to Ocasio-Cortez's video.
Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy both tweeted their support for the Congresswoman's sweet moves.
That's it, Alexandria you're in the club! ❤️❤️ @allysheedy1 #AlexandriaOcasioCortez #DemsTakeTheHouse— Molly Ringwald (@Molly Ringwald) 1546575965
The tweets from the founding members of The Breakfast Club are inspiring the internet a little today.
@MollyRingwald @allysheedy1 We are not alone 'Cause when you cut down to the bone We're really not so different after all— baadbitch (@baadbitch) 1546585850
@MollyRingwald @allysheedy1 Love this woman!! https://t.co/Kfg12kusdZ— @kate (@@kate) 1546621047
@MollyRingwald @allysheedy1 I didn’t know that it was possible to adore @MollyRingwald more than I already did, but here’s proof.— Note to Self 📝 (@Note to Self 📝) 1546580648
After all, is admission into The Breakfast Club ever really closed?
@MollyRingwald @allysheedy1 I love the idea that the two of you have been keeping the membership rolls updated all this time.— Archibald Twunt (@Archibald Twunt) 1546586767
@allysheedy1 @allysheedy1 AND @MollyRingwald ??? Best day ever. #WeAreNotAlone— LA Star (@LA Star) 1546578528
@allysheedy1 I'm 49 and it's 2019, but suddenly I'm 16 and it's 1986. Thank you for that.— Jennifer (@Jennifer) 1546642638
Wow...The Breakfast Club is turning 34 this year.
Does anybody else feel old?
@allysheedy1 https://t.co/caNCojZyBo— Katie Sweeney (@Katie Sweeney) 1546609730
@allysheedy1 @MrJonCryer Holy moly! It’s been awhile! So nice to see you here.— Marci Liroff (@Marci Liroff) 1546583863
@MollyRingwald @allysheedy1 You are both exactly who I hoped you'd be since I was a kid, I'm 40 now, and I want to thank you. <3— Amy Miranda 🇺🇦🌻 (@Amy Miranda 🇺🇦🌻) 1546583175
It seems like this attempt on AOC's credibility only made her more popular among both Gen X and Millennials. Sorry, for those of you trying to bring her down.