Sunday, April 19, 2009

Feminist Flashback #33

Since my partner just finished teaching this film in one of her courses, today's feminist flashback is the 1991 Ridley Scott film Thelma and Louise.


And, since some asshole on a bike groped her while she was running today--grabbing first her ass and then her breast before shoving her down (she chased after him swearing and swinging her fists, but, of course, he was a complete coward and biked away)--here's the most appropriate clip imaginable. The ultimate revenge for a lifetime of unsolicited physical and emotional trespasses by men:

3 comments:

Bonnie said...

(sigh) That movie probably wouldn't get made today, would it?

Dr. Jay SW said...

How horrible--I hope she's okay (will send her a message as soon as I'm done with this comment)...and perhaps will have a large stick, preferably with a nail or two in it, handy if she sees that asshole again...

Aviva said...

@Bonnie: It's hard to say... I'd like to say it would, but when I try to think of a contemporary equivalent, I can't... There are a lot of action films with female leads (of varying degrees of quality), but none with quite the chutzpah of Thelma and Louise.

@Jay: She's fine, thanks. She was pretty enraged and upset this afternoon when she got home, but I think she's mostly recovered. I'd like to beat up the jerk myself!