Lucy Brown | United Kingdom | 8:17 | Short
In 1991 as a teenager in Telford, England the filmmaker and her best friend went to the cinema to watch Thelma & Louise. On the way home they were empowered and full of joy. But this feeling did not last as the reality of everyday sexual violence and harassment that Thelma and Louise faced in the film, penetrated their own lives.
Through the lens of an iPhone SE smartphone the film explores intimate memories of friendship and reflects on the cultural relevance and legacy of Thelma & Louise (Ridley Scott, 1991). The documentary was shot during the Covid-19 pandemic in 2021 to mark the 30th anniversary of Thelma & Louise and was inspired by the Once Upon a Screen series of video essays produced in 2020 and the work of video essayist Kevin B. Lee.
**Content warning: some scenes explore themes of sexual violence and harassment**
Lucy is a passionate advocate for equality, diversity and inclusion. She is Founder of Women in Screen and an Executive Board Member of the National Association for Higher Education in the Moving Image (NAHEMI). She is a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, winner of several Excellence in Education Awards and co-author of The TV Studio Production Handbook (Bloomsbury). She is an Associate Professor and Head of Division for Film at London South Bank University.