21 July 2008

72. thelma & louise



i watched this one with two women, which was the right thing to do. when louise kills harlan outside of the club, the women cheered and pumped their fists in the air. the same thing happened when louise said "go fuck yourself". and again when they put the cop in the trunk.

needless to say, this is a movie that makes women feel empowered.

i think it is more subversive than most people even give it credit for, because it is actually a modern western instead of what it is usually categorized as: a road movie. instead of horses, our heros -- our female heroes, of course -- are in an old car. instead of killing a man for money or something else due to greed (a typical western trope), they kill a man for true justice. and our heroes head west, a typically american symbol of freedom: "go west, young man."

it also features, as part of the climax, one of the most potent sexual symbols since slim pickens rode a bomb -- stuck between his legs! -- at the end of "dr. strangelove". thelma and louise, after having fully embraced themselves as females free from a patriarchal society, drive a car into the grand canyon, which here represents the vaginal. they go back into the womb to die.

5 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

As a woman, I disagree with this entire assessment. I loved most of the road trip portion of the movie but HATED the fact that they drove into the canyon at the end. Copout! What's the message there? Rebel women, just kill yrselves because there's no room for you in society? HATE! HATE HATE HATE!

10:59 AM  
Blogger Luxe Coach Purses said...

Burberry Factory, The North Face Outlet, Coach Outlet, Barbour Outlet, Abercrombie & Fitch Sale, Burberry Outlet, Chanel Outlet Online, Calvin Klein Clothes, Gucci Bags Outlet, Marc Jacobs Handbags, MCM Outlet, Gucci Shoes Outlet, Kate Spade Outlet, Louis Vuitton Outlet, Louis Vuitton Shoes Outlet, Tommy Hilfiger Outlet Store,Michael Kors Outlet Online,Moncler Clearance, North Face Jackets Clearance, North Clearace Outlet, Oakley Sunglaases Factory, Michael Kors Outlet, Prada Shoes Outlet, Polo Outlet Store, Polo Outlet Store, Ralph Lauren T Shirts, Longchamp Outlet, Coach Factory Outlet Online, Barbour Jackets Outlet Online, Beats By Dre Outlet, Ralph Lauren UK, Ugg Boots Outlet, Nike Jordan Shoes,Coach Store OnlineMoncler Jackets Outlet Online, Polo Outlet Online,Salvatore Ferragamo Outlet,Tommy Hilfiger Outlet,North Face Jackets Clearance,Ugg Boots Clearance,Tory Burch Handbag Outlet,Uggs Boots Outlet,Discount Ugg Boots

7:19 PM  
Blogger Luxe Coach Purses said...

Burberry Factory, The North Face Outlet, Coach Outlet, Barbour Outlet, Abercrombie & Fitch Sale, Burberry Outlet, Chanel Outlet Online, Calvin Klein Clothes, Gucci Bags Outlet, Marc Jacobs Handbags, MCM Outlet, Gucci Shoes Outlet, Kate Spade Outlet, Louis Vuitton Outlet, Louis Vuitton Shoes Outlet, Tommy Hilfiger Outlet Store,Michael Kors Outlet Online,Moncler Clearance, North Face Jackets Clearance, North Clearace Outlet, Oakley Sunglaases Factory, Michael Kors Outlet, Prada Shoes Outlet, Polo Outlet Store, Polo Outlet Store, Ralph Lauren T Shirts, Longchamp Outlet, Coach Factory Outlet Online, Barbour Jackets Outlet Online, Beats By Dre Outlet, Ralph Lauren UK, Ugg Boots Outlet, Nike Jordan Shoes,Coach Store OnlineMoncler Jackets Outlet Online, Polo Outlet Online,Salvatore Ferragamo Outlet,Tommy Hilfiger Outlet,North Face Jackets Clearance,Ugg Boots Clearance,Tory Burch Handbag Outlet,Uggs Boots Outlet,Discount Ugg Boots

7:20 PM  
Blogger Luxe Coach Purses said...

http://www.newoutletonlinemall.com/coachoutlet.html
http://www.zxcoachoutlet.com/coachoutletonline.html

7:24 PM  
Blogger Thu LĂȘ said...

I was very impressed by this post, this site has always been pleasant news. Thank you very much for such an interesting post. Keep working, great job! In my free time, I like play game: superfighters2.net. What about you?

1:00 AM  

Post a Comment

<< Home