Throwback Thursday, Gang—The Breakfast Club Gets A SF Twist

Who doesn't love seeing a cool twist on a classic movie? Honestly, we think so.

For those who are seriously living under a rock, The Breakfast Club is a 1985 American coming-of-age comedy-drama film written, produced, and directed by John Hughes, starring Emilio Estevez, Paul Gleason, Anthony Michael Hall, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald and Ally Sheedy. The storyline follows five teenagers, each members of different high school cliques, who spend a Saturday in detention together and come to realize that they are all more than their respective stereotypes, while facing a strict disciplinarian.

The creative director of City Native Co, James Valerio, took the literal inspiration and reimagined the Breakfast Club as a more diverse cast of characters. Something that both reflects the city in its current form and the core behind the brand's ethos. James was schooled all over the city from the Sunset to the Inner Mission and still resides in the Mission District today. When casting for these characters, he made sure to accurately portray the fictional Breakfast Club through personalities of their own. But we digress, you need to check out the shoot below and feel all that good nostalgia.

// Styling by Becca Mikesell, Photography by Spencer Cotton, second shooter and producer by James Valerio City Native Co, Modeling by Avalon Petersen, Miki Hamano, Derrick Russell, Corey Marsau of SCOUT, and Jill Leiber.

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