It’s been over twenty years since Thelma & Louise co-stars Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis have played their iconic roles from the Oscar winning film. Back in 1991 the roles skyrocketed both to another level of fame, while California babe Brad Pitt made his feature film debut in his scene stealing role.
Thelma & Louise is a poignant and funny buddy road trip film about working-class women from a small town in Arkansas. One is a waitress while the other is a housewife in an unhappy marriage. Looking to get away from their ordinary lives, the two embark on a girls road trop that turns tragic.
In 1991 Sarandon and Davis’ characters Thelma and Louise posed for one of the first selfies as they took a picture together to signify the beginning of their disastrous road trip. Over 23 years later the two posed for a similar shot. Sarandon posted the shot with Davis on Twitter right next to the original picture.
Being clever and self-aware, Sarandon tweeted out the cute photo with the fun caption:
— Susan Sarandon (@SusanSarandon) June 19, 2014
Twenty-three years ago the stars both earned Oscar nominations for the film. Thelma & Louise went on to win Best Original Screenplay. Some fans of the iconic film reacted to the small reunion between the two ladies:
@SusanSarandon Time for a zombie sequel: “Thelma and Louise: Back From the Dead and Out for Blood.” 🙂
— Tom Moran (@Piscesboy69) June 19, 2014
@SusanSarandon IS MY FAVORITE! THANK YOU!
— liliana brailovsky (@lilibrailovs) June 19, 2014
“There were a lot of people who just didn’t understand it. When a script goes out they have people who read the script and write up the notes. And some of the descriptions of it that I saw were just 180 degrees from what the intention of the story was, the tone, everything.”
“It wasn’t personal experience so much as it was a feeling about the way things were in the world. This movie speaks to that feeling I think that women have of not being looked at as 100 percent whole human beings.”
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