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Ovation: Thelma & Louise Recreate Their “Selfie”.


Thelma & Louise PosterThelma & Louise, the 1991 adventure buddy film co-starring Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis brought a lot of firsts to the big screen.  It was the first time the world was really introduced to Callie Khouri (ABC’s NASHVILLE) whose screenplay for the movie won the Writers Guild of America Award, Golden Globe Award and Academy Award that year.  Also, the role of Thelma & Louise’s hunky hitch-hiker, JD, was the first time that Brad Pitt was noticed by a large audience and it, essentially, launched his career.  The movie duo may also have taken the world’s first “selfie”.

The poster for the Ridley Scott movie featured a Polaroid photograph of the two women that was taken as one of them held a camera up in front of their faces.  The two actresses, both of whom were nominated for Best Actress Oscars for their roles in the film and have each earned Oscars for other roles, recently reunited to recreate the photo that their characters snapped to mark the beginning their ill-fated road trip.  Yesterday, about twenty-three years and one month after the film’s debut, Sarandon shared the new photo with her Twitter followers alongside the original picture tweeting “Inventors of the #selfie at it again. #ThelmaAndLouise”.

Susan Sarandon Tweet

I think they look amazing!  They don’t appear to have aged a bit and those gorgeous smiles are just as wonderful to see today as they were back then.

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