Bethany Cosentino + Molly Ringwald

Earlier this summer, The Thread connected musician Bethany Cosentino, of the band Best Coast, with actor/writer/singer Molly Ringwald. In the following Thread: Unspooled, we dive deeper into their shared obsession with ’80s film soundtracks, Molly’s work as a writer and advice columnist, and why Bethany herself could have made a great John Hughes character…

Annotations and commentary provided by Lauren Sloss, a San Francisco–based writer.

“It can be really hard to grow when you’re under a microscope of sorts.”


“…Just the fact that I have managed to survive in this crazy business without dying young or going crazy should give me some sort of authority.”


Read the first conversation