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The New Brat Pack
Teen films will always be timeless because being a teenager is a phase in everyone's lives that is often characterized by angst, rebellion, and a huge flurry of emotions; these films have hence managed to stay relevant to the teens of each era through the years and decades. The eighties were the golden age for teen films as classics like The Breakfast Club, St. Elmo's Fire, and Ferris Bueller's Day Off took the world by storm, propelling these actors to global fame. In 1985, New York magazine coined a controversial term for young adult actors who frequently appeared in these teen movies: Brat Pack. Members of the Brat Pack included actors like Emilio Estevez, Molly Ringwald, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, and Andrew McCarthy and throughout the eighties era, these actors frequently appeared together in young adult films. While some of these actors have expressed dissent at being labeled as a Brat Pack actor, many pop culture lovers tend to look at this label as a positive thing—it recognizes