Susan Sarandon and Geena Davis Reunited To Talk Feminism In Film At Cannes

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Anyone who has spent their teenage years watching their Thelma & Louise VHS on repeat (just us?) will have been pleased to see the main stars reunited at Cannes this week.

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The pair were brought together to talk women in film as part of the Kering Women in Motion series at the festival, but told reporters they are still disappointed with the lack of roles for women in Hollywood, and how little anything changed since Thelma & Louise was made.

When asked if Thelma & Louise would be made again today Sarandon said, 'Maybe as an animation. Adding, 'I don't think the studios have had an epiphany about women in film, because after Thelma & Louise, it didn't happen. And that movie made a lot of f*cking money.'

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Sarandon blamed the lack of roles for women in film on the 'male executives making these decisions', saying; 'Hollywood has become more and more corporate... Whereas women can see a woman or a man in a leading role, I don't think it's as easy for a guy to see a woman in a leading role and say: "I'll get behind that."'

Geena Davies brought some hope to the talk, 'The thing about film is it can change overnight… It isn't like real life, where it takes so long to get women to be half of Congress or boards or CEOs. The next movie somebody makes can be gender balanced. We don't have to sneak up on it, just do it.'

She called on Hollywood to give women more of a reason to go to the cinema; 'One of the best aspects of watching a movie, is identifying with the characters. If we're not giving women that opportunity, we're robbing them of one of the best parts of seeing a movie.'

Hear, hear.

While we wait for things to change, here's some more Thelma & Louise to keep us going.