How “Thelma & Louise” Redefined The Roles Of Women In Hollywood

In the 1991 movie “Thelma & Louise,” Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon leave their uninspired domestic lives behind for a crime spree out on the open road. Becky Aikman joins us to talk about the film’s unlikely path from script to screen – and about why more than 25 years later Hollywood is still gun shy when it comes to female-led casts. Her new book is called “Off the Cliff: How the Making of Thelma & Louise Drove Hollywood to the Edge” (Penguin). She speaks tonight as part of Authors Live at Highland Park United Methodist Church.