The Psychedelic Furs‘ frontman has revealed that John Hughes “got the wrong end of the stick” about his band’s 1981 single, which impressed a 1986 rom-com of the identical identify.
Richard Butler stated that the US filmmaker took the that means actually, and centred his Molly Ringwald-starring “brat pack” movie Fairly In Pink on a gorgeous woman in a pink gown. However Butler was utilizing a metaphor for describing a unadorned, wayward woman.
“God rest his soul,” Butler advised Sky Information, ‘[Hughes] sort of bought the flawed finish of the persist with that music.
“He made it to be literally about a girl that was wearing a pink dress and it wasn’t about that at all. It was about a rather unfortunate girl. Me saying ‘pretty in pink’ meant somebody who is naked. It was a metaphor…given that, the movie did us a lot of good.”
Butler added that Hughes’ choice to put in writing a film off the again of the London band’s music was “a double-edged sword”.
“It increased our audience but a lot of people that were the darker set of our fans thought: ‘It’s a brat pack movie scene now and we are not really into that,’” he stated.
Fairly In Pink is recognised as one of many “brat pack” movies alongside The Breakfast Membership (1985).
Butler was, nevertheless, extra complimentary about using his band’s 1982 music ‘Love My Way’ in Luca Guadagnino’s Name Me By Your Identify (2017) starring Timothee Chalamet and Armie Hammer.
“I thought that was great,” Butler advised the publication. “It could have almost been a long-form video for that song in terms of paralleling the meaning of it.”
In different information, The Psychedelic Furs launched ‘Made Of Rain’, their first studio album in almost 30 years, final month.