Thelma And Louise Film Analysis

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Thelma & Louise is a 1991 American road film that was directed by Ridley Scott and written by Callie Khouri. The film stars Thelma and Louise as two friends who embarked on a road trip that had disastrous consequences. The two friends set off on a road trip and became outlawed after Louise shot a would-be rapist. The two friends find themselves running away from law and starts finding their independence as well as shaping their characters all through their journey. A woman 's film is a film that contains a storyline that is centered around women and deals with everyday issues faced by women whether physical, social or emotional that are related to their gender (Bassinger, 2000). This film has feminist content and produces both Thelma and Louise as exemplifying American feminist theory with the …show more content…
For example, the film portrays Thelma as being the traditional female which is reminiscent of the 1950s and this reinforced the media stereotype of the dependence of woman. She is a homemaker and she is highly dependent on her husband. On the other hand, Louise is presented a single and one who supports herself as a waitress. She has more sense that Thelma as she takes care of herself and hence epitomizing the modern woman and posses the stereotypical ‘male’ attributes of self-reliance and …show more content…
The film Thelma and Louise offer resistance to the heteronormative romance emphasis and in particular the closure of the happy ending for the couple. The two heroines were only left with one option which was to end their lives instead of allowing themselves to be arrested and condemned by the authorities that were quite patriarchal (Neroni, 2005). This is a clear illustration of the representation of female as ‘buddies ' and as being capable of carrying out antiheroic violence on

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