This essay examines the use of 1980s romantic comedies, particularly the films of John Hughes, by the film, Easy A (Will Gluck, 2010). I use an intertextual approach to adaptation studies to link one of the film's source texts, Can't Buy Me Love (Steve Rush, 1987) to Nathaniel Hawthorne's The Scarlet Letter (1850).
Metz, Walter C. "Unfriending Hawthorne." Literature/Film Quarterly 45, No. 3 (Fall 2017).