Bet You Didn’t Know: Secrets Behind The Making Of “BeBe’s Kids”

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The Deeper Message

While Bebe’s Kids may seem like a silly movie, there really were moments that tugged at your heart strings. The part where Robin has to decide if he’s going to leave the kids in that dirty apartment, with no supervision and no food, you really realize why they behaved the way they did. Their lives were not easy and they used an opportunity away from the house to live it up, even if they terrorized a couple of other folks in the process. Smith, spoke about Robin’s decision to go back and get the kids in an interview with the LA Times:“There comes a point when everyone’s gonna have to take responsibility. That’s what Robin does in ‘Bebe’s Kids.’ He may not like them. They get on his nerves. But he realizes that they need someone to guide them.”  In that same article, Wilhite, one of the movie’s producers spoke about why the family structure represented through Bebe’s Kids was so important for the time. “I think the depiction of family that came out of the Reagan years is an out-of-touch portrait. Non-conventional families can be just as powerful as conventional families in the shaping of an adult.”

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