A big fan of the band the Psychedelic Furs director John Hughes wrote the plot around his 1986 movie after this song.
The film starring Molly Ringwald, Andrew McCarthy, and Jon Cryer was a big hit and so as a result so was the song even though Hughes completely miss read what the song was about!
It was Molly Ringwald who took the British bands little known track to John Hughes and said, ‘I love this song, we should use it for a movie. He took it away and came up with the script for Pretty in Pink a story of adolescent angst and romance, however, According the bands front-man Richard Butler he’s quoted as saying ” the songs was about a girl who kinda sleeps around, and thinks it’s really cool and thinks everybody really likes her, but they really don’t. She’s just being used. It’s quite scathing”