Andie's mystery man is revealed in Pretty In Pink
Andie's in this chat room. Andie thinks it's Duckie trying to talk to her. Turns out, Andie and her mystery man are in the same chat and in the same area. After he shows Andie a pic of him and a pic of her, Andie gets up to see who this guy is. The guy stands up too. They lock eyes and grin. What a CUTE way to meet!
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[scene opens at the computer terminals in a high school library, as an elderly female librarian with her back to the camera (white hair, glasses, red flower dress) is helping one of the students]
[cut to a closeup of Andie Walsh sitting at one of the computers, as she is trying to type the sentence "More than 8,500,000 men and women were employed in building and improvement jobs, and--"]
STUDENT: [from off camera] Okay. Now, do I have to press this "Enter"--
LIBRARIAN: [from off camera] That, that's right.
STUDENT: [from off camera] In order for that to work?
LIBRARIAN: [from off camera] Yes.
[her screen suddenly goes blank, and she gets a confused look on her face]
[cut to a closeup of the screen, as the words "Do you want to talk?" appear]
[cut back to Andie, who sighs and types "Duckie, I'm working."]
[cut back to the screen, as the words "Who's Duckie?" appear]
[cut back to Andie, who looks around with a confused look on her face]
[cut back to the screen, as the words "I'm waiting." appear]
[cut back to Andie, who types "Do you know who I am?"]
[cut back to the screen, as a digital picture of Andie (with rather impressive resolution for a 1980s computer terminal) appears]
[cut back to Andie, who smiles, then types "Do you know who you are?"]
[cut back to the screen, as an digital picture of Blane appears]
[cut back to Andie, who gets up to look around the library for him ... then he stands up from the table immediately across from her]
PRETTY IN PINK (1986). A boy flirts with a girl he likes by sending messages to the computer she's working on in the school library.
High school senior Andie Walsh (Molly Ringwald) is a working class girl who has a crush on one of the rich, preppie boys in her school, Blane McDonough (Andrew McCarthy). When Andie and Blane try to get together, they encounter resistance from their respective social circles.
Andie lives on "the wrong side of the tracks" with her unemployed father (Harry Dean Stanton) who is still devastated by the breakup of his marriage to Andie's mother some years before. Andie's best friend, Phil "Duckie" Dale (Jon Cryer), is in love with her, but plays it off as a joke in front of her. In school, he and Andie are harassed by Blane's friends, the arrogant so-called "richie" kids Benny (Kate Vernon) and Steff (James Spader).
Andie works at TRAX, a New Wave music store in the Chinatown neighborhood, managed by her older friend and mentor Iona (Annie Potts). Iona advises Andie to go to her senior prom despite not having a date.
Soon, Blane makes his move via chatting in the computer lab, and Andie is smitten. Blane ventures out to the area at school where the punks, metalheads, and New Wavers hang out and asks Andie on a date. Steff - whose crude advances Andie had earlier rebuffed - begins questioning why his best friend "was conversing with a mutant," but Blane brushes him off.
This film claims that the surest path toward economic well-being and empowerment for a woman is only temporarily connected with work. This underlying theme is supported by one small, albeit important, detail in the film. When Andie is doing her homework (on the New Deal) on a primitive personal computer at the school library, the monitor reads, in part, "More than 8,500,000 men and women were employed in building." However, this sentence (and Andie's work) is erased and interrupted by some fancy computer tricks that Blane does on the school's network: he talks to her electronically and then displays side-by-side electronic photos of the two of them. This seems to be the film's message: employment for women becomes null and void, erased by the workings of the upper classes, when these women have boyfriends from higher classes than their own. The film, then, tantalizes its young female viewers with the promise of a road to rich(i)es, but not solely through their own work.