"Thelma and Louise" Film Review by Jay Writtings LLC

"Thelma and Louise"
An analysis of the relationship between the protagonists in "Thelma and Louise," directed by Ridley Scott.
# 118491 | 1,073 words | 3 sources | MLA | 2010 | US
Published on Feb 02, 2010 in Film (Analysis, Criticism, Etc.) , Women Studies (Women and Society)

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This paper discusses the 1991 film, "Thelma and Louise" directed by Ridley Scott. The paper discusses the relationship between the protagonists and the message regarding the female role that it portrays. The paper concludes that the film, "Thelma and Louise" depicts a deep female bond between two women that can be interpreted by some as a portrayal of lesbianism and others as a symbol of strength and a release for women from their traditional gender roles.

From the Paper:

"In seeing the film today as opposed to the early nineties when it was released, gestures that were reported on by media and action that sparked a lesbian following seem to disappear. Originally these moments held importance, but the world has changed and perhaps it is acceptance and tolerance that has come further than was expected or is apparent from a subjective standpoint. The film leaves an interesting footnote regarding what was believed but there was no revolution as far as women becoming violent or driving off cliffs because of havoc that they reaped on a road-trip. Times change and though there are aspects of the film that hit a tender note at the time, they are simply a part of American cinema today and the film is simply considered a classic. Not for lesbianism, but for the storyline and the outstanding differences from films that came before it."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Collins, Jim, Hilary Radner, and Eva Collins. Film Theory Goes to the Movies. 1st ed. Routledge, 1992.
  • Rich, B. Ruby. "Two for the Road: A New DVD Release Revisits Thelma & Louise, Which Starving Queer Audiences Embraced as their Own in 1991." The Advocate 9772650118 Feb 2003 12 Nov 2007 <http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m1589/ is_2003_Feb_18/ai_97726501>.
  • Tasker, Yvonne. Working Girls: Gender and Sexuality in Popular Cinema. 1st ed. Routledge, 1998.

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