In the words of Thelma Dickinson, “Well darlin, look out ‘cause my hair is comin’ down.”
It’s time to let our hair down, folks, because “Thelma & Louise” are reuniting.
The female empowering 1991 classic is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year.
So, what better way to celebrate than by bringing together the OG Thelma and Louise.
That’s right, Susan Sarandon (Louise) and Geena Davis (Thelma) will join forces once again for a screening of “Thelma & Louise” at a drive-in theatre.
“I don’t ever remember feeling this awake” – Thelma Dickinson.
If you’re not familiar with the classic, well you’re missing out big time! We suggest you pause reading this article and pop it on your TV.
“Thelma & Louise” follows lifelong best friends who are sick and tired of their dull lives in a small town in Arkansas, and trying to escape abusive and unfulfilling relationships.
The film follows the women while they escape town for a weekend getaway and run into more trouble than they can legally get away with.
Thelma and Louise escape to Mexico where they get caught by police and forced to drive their turquoise Thunderbird out into the abyss.
The movie became a symbol of feminism, and forever changed the portrayal of women in movies.
Oh, and it also got a little known actor at the time, Brad Pitt, his big break!
The screening will benefit organizations chosen by each star, Sarandon & Davis.
It’s quite an amazing moment for Davis as she created her organization in honor of her role in “Thelma & Louise.”
While speaking to E.T. Davis said, “The reaction to it heightened my awareness of how women are portrayed in Hollywood tremendously. 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.”
“Thelma & Louise” got critical acclaim and garnered six Oscar nominations in 1992. Both Davis and Sarandon received nominations for ‘Best Actress.’
The film would win one Oscar for ‘Best Screenplay.’
If you haven’t seen it yet, run don’t walk!
The drive-in will take place Friday, June 18th at The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, CA.