Many people forget that models can act. Case in point: Kelly LeBrock in Weird Science. Another one of Hughes's greats, with a name and theme song from Oingo Boingo; I get cravings to watch this supernatural '80s masterpiece. Geeks Gary and Wyatt create the ultimate babe, Lisa (enter LeBrock), while donning bras on their heads, and the journey ensues. Like all of Hughes's films, WS captures the awkwardness of teens and the keen style of the '80s. But Lisa is a fox, with style to boot. Her cool jackets, distressed denim, studded boots, and lamé party dress are very in tune with fashion now. Coincidence? Yay for the John Hughes documentary, btw.
Hughes Cinema Style: Weird Science