Thelma, a bored housewife, and Louise, a straight-laced waitress at a coffee shop - are besties who have grown sick and tired of what they've settled for, and decide they need to take a trip.|
The pair hit the road in Louises '66 T-bird convertible for a three-day trip with no husbands, no boyfriends and no problems. But things dont go according to plan when an encounter with a drunken, foul-mouthed, would-be rapist transforms their quiet getaway into a desperate cross-country escape that will change their lives forever. Slyly nodding to popular Hollywood outlaw movies Easy Rider, Badlands, Bonnie & Clyde, Butch Cassiday & Sundance Kid... Callie Khouri's Oscar winning screenplay, directed by Ridley Scott, struck a worldwide nerve. The controversial and gripping film helped launch the career of one Brad Pitt who plays a footloose cowboy who ends up in the back seat of the T-Bird.
Seeing women as sexual creatures that arent in a submissive position does seem threatening (for a lot of people). I think that was borne out by the fact that people saw Thelma & Louise as male-bashing...." - Callie Khouri, Oscar winner for best original screenplay.
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