It’s been 30 years for the reason that film model of the time period ‘ride or die’ hit screens
Take a deep breath, kiss your bestie, lock fingers, and prepare for the anniversary of the final word friendship movie, Thelma & Louise. A particular drive-in celebration is deliberate to commemorate the Susan Sarandon– and Geena Davis-led Ridley Scott movie that premiered 30 years in the past.
The now-sold-out occasion, set to be held June 18, is in collaboration with MGM and Cinespia’s Drive-In at The Greek in Los Angeles. The one-off occasion will display as a profit for the LA Regional Food Bank and The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media.
“It’s so weird. It doesn’t feel like it was yesterday, but it certainly does not feel 30 years ago,” Davis tells ET. “I think I’m still stuck in my 30s. I think I’m 35.”
“We’ve seen it outdoors once before, a number of years ago at Cannes,” Sarandon provides, “and I’ve gotta say, it plays really well outside.”
I keep in mind watching Thelma & Louise at 14 on the mall with my huge sister and feeling a way of freedom, pleasure, of wind in my hair, of being awake.
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The night begins with a dialog between stars Sarandon and Davis. The movie airs at sundown, and audiences will get an opportunity to see the story of Sarandon and Davis as unintentional outlaws. As the pair flee on a doomed escape plan throughout the Southwest, they encounter a then-unknown Brad Pitt. Let’s take a second to understand what Pitt — ahem — delivered to the desk on the time.
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The launch of the movie had a right away influence on popular culture, culminating in six Academy Award nominations. And the now-iconic picture on the finish of the film has turn out to be a cinematic touchstone. We’d say spoiler alert, however are you able to spoil a movie from 30 years in the past?
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“What was so striking was the intense reaction to the film,” Davis tells The Hollywood Reporter. “Thelma and Louise end up driving off a cliff, and still viewers felt exhilarated by their story. It made me realize how few opportunities we give women to come out of a movie feeling inspired and empowered by the female characters. It changed everything about how I chose roles moving forward.”
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For Sarandon, she had no concept what sort of a cultural influence Thelma & Louise would make on audiences — and for many years to come back.
“At the time, it was revolutionary to have two women in a film that weren’t enemies and were having fun together on screen,” Sarandon says. “I think that’s been one of the biggest breakthroughs — today there are so many brilliant female actors making films where women aren’t adversarial to each other and have the power to determine their own destiny.”
“The reaction to it heightened my awareness of how women are portrayed in Hollywood tremendously,” Davis tells ET. “And so, when my daughter started watching little kids shows, I immediately noticed that there were profoundly more male characters than female characters in what kids see. So, I’ve been working to get more female characters in TV and movies made for kids. That’s what we research and work on.”