Well, according to Molly Ringwald, he did. Writer David Kamp’s recent tribute to John Hughes, the godfather of 80’s teen-angst for film, was a feature spread in Vanity Fair, which also included a few sidebar interviews with some of the actors synonymous with Hughes’ films. In Ringwald’s segment, she talks about her teenage obsession with The Cure (which still stands to this day) and playing the band’s uncharacteristically jubilant single “The Lovecats” for the late director, who then began a screenplay. Hughes even showed Ringwald his ideas for the soundtrack, which, inexplicably, featured lots of Dave Brubeck tunes and, even stranger, a Bob Dylan song.
The Cure song that inspired it all: