The emotions it evinces in me are still palpable, and poignant — and it makes me love the movie again as a piece of art. After Buddy is killed by a train, Idgie — already a tomboy, and somewhat feral — goes totally wild and lives in the woods. The aunts who lived together but never married would have been alienated from watching it and allowing themselves to love the characters. Hated it then, hate it now. Yes, Evelyn and Ninny are friends; Ruth and Idgie, however, eye-fuck each other. In the movie, the two lead black characters, Big George Stan Shaw and Sipsey Cicely Tyson , are silent and saintly — today, their lack of depth would be unacceptable. Yet even in my happy state, Fried Green Tomatoes made me feel a yearning that I had never felt before.
Iris. Age: 24.
Hated it then, hate it now.
Blakely. Age: 27.
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Aurthur covers the television and film industries. Against this bleak landscape, where I felt my best hope was not to be horrified, Fried Green Tomatoes felt like a perfect movie to me. I wanted what Idgie and Ruth had. For the first time in my life, I was seeing a movie about — because this is what I saw in Fried Green Tomatoes — lesbians in their twenties: Straight people get this all the time!