About

Hello. This is the 1980s Film Club in which every week I review and we all talk about a 1980s movie, movie theme or key movie player. Really, can life get any better? The answer, of course, is no.

If you want to get in touch about the film club, leave a comment beneath a review. If you want to get in touch about, I don’t know, life in general, email me at hadley.freeman@guardian.co.uk. And if you’re just feeling a bit bored, go watch a 1980s film. I guarantee you will feel so much better.

7 thoughts on “About

  1. Hadley, I love this blog and I am a big fan of your writing in general. A little tragic perhaps to express this so publically but it’s done now (and at least you have the option to trash this comment if you so wish).

  2. Dear Hadley, I just want to thank you for your recent use of the “swivel-eyed” to describe others. And, “sandy sandwiches on rainswept beaches”… This is why your column is a bookmark button for me. Also, you don’t use an apostrophe anywhere near “80s”. Sincerely, Emily in Brooklyn (where they sell lots of “hero’s”)

  3. I’m with the English Gardener. I too love your writing AND films from the 80s. Oh god, I had to stop myself putting an apostophe there! So anyways, this is the perfect blog for me. I’m gonna download Say Anything right now, before I read any further tho. Btw I am STILL a little bit in love with Andrew Mcarthy. Can you do Mannequin at some point? :)

  4. Hey Hadley,

    This feels a bit weird as I’ve never met you, but I just wanted to say that I think the threat you received on twitter is abhorrent. Whoever sent that is an absolute lowlife piece of shit.

    Hope you’re okay. There are plenty of lovely people in the world, it’s a shame there are also some dicks that have to ruin the party.

    Best wishes,

    Robin.

    P. S. Just discovered this website, I’m loving the 80s film club, good work!

  5. Hi,
    Every so often I like to pick an almost random topic and spend thirty five minutes surfing it with severe focus, following only the most interesting of links, a bit like internet autism. Today I picked “Pippa Middleton and PR disasters from 2011 to 2013″ and started by googling “Pippa M waste of space” (the last time I did this I ended up reading the examiners report of a PhD thesis on Charlotte-Perkins Gilman). And so I arrived on your blog after the hubs of the Internet delivered me to your “Celebrate by Pippa Middleton – what insider tips does this celebrity sister have for us?” article.
    I wanted to say how enjoyable it was! Some of the the other articles I took in before getting to yours were perhaps more mocking, some were more scornful. But I found yours to be more cleverly crafted, sardonic, effortless and a joy to read.
    My 35 minutes are nearly up. I have never had a reason to specifically read the G – but perhaps I will look out for your articles in the future.
    Thanks, chris.

  6. Hi,

    just wanted to thank you for your wonnderful book “Be Awesome”. I wish I could have read it as a teenager, but it is still so useful in my twenties. Thank you fo never apologising for being a feminist or playing it down.
    (I love your writing style, you’re one of the funniest writers out there -especially liked that piece on Beyoncés Hair Cut :-)
    I could go on and on about how much I enjoyed BE AWESOME, how fun and inspiring and encouraging it was, but that would fill volumes, so I’m just going to say

    Thank you, Hadley, you’re awesome!

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