Thelma and Louise: their red tendrils loose in the wind, the beige clay of the Grand Canyon trembling beneath their convertible’s well-worn tires, hands clasped in one triumphant last moment before they give away the one, final thing they have control of— their lives.
It’s an iconic scene for sure. But then, Ridley Scott’s 1991 film “Thelma & Louise” is undoubtedly a classic. Susan Sarandon is understated and worldly wise as Louise. Geena Davis is the initially naive, eventually free, Thelma. They’re both almost goddess-like, untouchable. Both are sick of existing in a world run by men, where men treat them violently, objectifying them, tearing them down. They want to be free. And they get their wish.
Beyond the story and its dynamic characters, this movie has style. Thelma and Louise are rugged outlaws. And they’ve packed light. Still, I found some pieces that perfectly encapsulate these two feminist warriors (I think). Enjoy.