"Thelma and Louise" and Women in Hollywood
By: Gina Fournier (author)Paperback
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The entertainment industry is all too much a man's world, with Hollywood at its macho center. "Thelma and Louise" made film history with a female screenwriter, two female leads and a controversial, female-empowered storyline. The film is well worth studying for its impact on Hollywood and, in a broader sense, its reflection of women's role in society. This book examines the cultural impact of "Thelma and Louise", not only upon its release in 1991 but throughout the nearly fifteen years since. The book begins with a look at the role of women in media and the underrepresentation of women in the film industry, on and off screen. Next comes a thorough examination of "Thelma and Louise's" public reception: the controversy it generated, the reviews it received, and the many ways it is referenced in popular culture. Case studies from newspapers across the United States, focusing on reviews and op-ed pieces in "The Salt Lake Tribune", "The Washington Post", "The Boston Herald", "The Atlanta Journal and Constitution" and others, show how the film's reception differed from region to region.
The final chapter provides current female employment statistics for the film industry, and offers insight into the present role of women in film.
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