Mar 01
"Looking back on that time—and on that movie—I remember feeling that things were shifting, finally and irrevocably. As Chocano says, ‘For the few years after the release of Thelma and Louise, the culture seemed unusually and (in hindsight) unbelievably receptive to the plaintive howls of a generation of girls who, as I did, felt exiled from the culture.’
I often think how disappointed my young self would be to see things like Seth MacFarlane’s stupid ‘we saw your boobs’ song at the Oscars or all those Republican hopefuls opining that women’s bodies know how to stop pregnancies if they’re raped, or to know that, even now, there’s really only allowed to be one admired female director at a time. I didn’t realize at the age of 23, even though history is full of examples of this happening, that in addition to bending toward justice a culture could go backward.”
— Reckoning with Thelma & Louise, with my pal Carrie Frye, twenty years after my obsession reached its peak in the summer of 1993

"Looking back on that time—and on that movie—I remember feeling that things were shifting, finally and irrevocably. As Chocano says, ‘For the few years after the release of Thelma and Louise, the culture seemed unusually and (in hindsight) unbelievably receptive to the plaintive howls of a generation of girls who, as I did, felt exiled from the culture.’

I often think how disappointed my young self would be to see things like Seth MacFarlane’s stupid ‘we saw your boobs’ song at the Oscars or all those Republican hopefuls opining that women’s bodies know how to stop pregnancies if they’re raped, or to know that, even now, there’s really only allowed to be one admired female director at a time. I didn’t realize at the age of 23, even though history is full of examples of this happening, that in addition to bending toward justice a culture could go backward.”

Reckoning with Thelma & Louise, with my pal Carrie Frye, twenty years after my obsession reached its peak in the summer of 1993

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    A CULTURE COULD GO BACKWARD If there was one thing I wish I could convince people of …
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    Just as humans can choose to slide into ignorance and unconsciousness at any time, so can a society bury its knowledge...
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    Love this movie. Great chat. Good comments. Must watch again at some point.
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    favorite movie:)
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