The Susan and Geena selfie posted on Twitter Thursday by Susan Sarandon has gone viral. The photo is an homage to the movie Sarandon did with “Thelma & Louise,” and this is one popular “Throwback Thursday” shot. Many would say it seems that neither Susan or her co-star Genna Davis have aged much at all since the 1991 film.
Though “Thelma & Louise” came out 23 years ago, people still love the film and make references to it often. Sarandon teased, “Inventors of the #selfie at it again. #ThelmaAndLouise.” The picture she tweeted paired the original “selfie” of Susan and Geena from the film with a more recent shot of the two together.
While many wish there was a way to follow-up on the fan favorite film, the ending of both characters heading over a cliff together makes that impossible. Of course “Thelma & Louise” is also known as the film that brought Brad Pitt to movie screens for all to worship. While Susan Sarandon is now 67, and Geena Davis is now 58, they both look fabulous in their new selfie.
The two actresses have remained friends over the years, and they naturally got together in 2011 to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the movie being released. At the time, Davis said that nobody with the movie had any idea what kind of reaction it would get. It was unusual then for a film to have two strong female leads like “Thelma & Louise” did, and some would say it's still more unusual than it should be.
Given how viral the Susan/Geena selfie went, 23 years after the film was released, it seems clear that the movie's impact continues. While a sequel to “Thelma & Louise” is out of the realm of possibilities, fans would love to see the two come up with something new to do together. Finding a way to throw Brad Pitt into the mix wouldn't hurt either, of course.