At the start of Thelma and Louise, Thelmas Husband, dressed smartly, sets off for work in his red sports car while Thelma does the housework in a floral feminine dress. Wed had a really hard time finding anybody, and then he just walked in out of the rain and, you know, stole the show. On the male-bashing hysteria surrounding the film The thing that blew in my mind from being at college was, like, Gee, the opportunities (as a female actor) to play prostitutes are never gonna run out! But, 25 years after the cliffhanger ending to end all endings first played the Wreck of the Mary Deare in cinemas, Ridley Scotts feminist road movie shows no signs of succumbing to the natural laws of gravity. Thelma Louise, their fates could hardly have been more certain. Thelma and Louise had a big influence on American culture, but maybe not enough on the film industry.
I just wish I could say I felt things had changed in a more positive direction as far as women making strides in film and television, and in the political arena. An indication that it is a feminist film is the way Laura Mulveys and John Bergers and various others theories are subverted. Having studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute in LA, Khouri was grindingly familiar with the two-dimensional roles typically offered to united Kingdom Prime Minister women in Hollywood, and, feeling that I wasnt seeing women represented in a way that made me want to be one. But has anything changed 25 years on? The choice of flat may also have significance as you can fall from. It advanced the discussion on feminism, but it didn't open doors for more women in critical roles in the movie industry. Nashville, to get her thoughts on the films legacy, why women are plain bored by contemporary cinema, and what the future looks like for females in film. We spoke to Khouri, currently working as the series creator. Some as a feminist film.