Thelma and Louise
DIRECTOR: RIDLEY SCOTT
CAST: SUSAN SARANDON, GEENA DAVIS, HARVEY KEITEL, MICHAEL MADSEN
A bored housewife in a miserable marriage and a straight-laced coffee shop waitress, Thelma and Louise (Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon) are best friends who are sick of what they've settled for. Deciding to escape the tedium of their everyday lives, the pair sneak off in Louise's '66 T-bird convertible for a three-day fishing trip with no husbands, no boyfriends, and no problems. But things don't go quite according to plan when an encounter with a drunken, foul-mouthed, would-be rapist transforms their quiet getaway into a cross-country escape that will change their lives forever. With a young, Adonis-like Brad Pitt, in the supporting part that made him an overnight superstar.
Actress Davis received the Academy’s Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award this year. She is the founder and chair of the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, a nonprofit dedicated to educating and influencing film and television content creators to eliminate gender bias and stereotypes and create a wide variety of female characters in entertainment and media aimed at children.
Print courtesy of the Tim Hunter Collection at the Academy Film Archive