Jul 11, 2018
Take a second to think about how movies focused on the American South. Thought of one yet? It’s hard, but a quick Google search will turn up movies mostly based pre-1990’s and are about the Civil War, racism, rednecks or Civil Rights. The American South can’t be put that easily into a box, so for every other episode in June and July host Allison and a guest will discuss how movies about the American South have shaped society’s opinion on the region. They will analyze these films, their characters and whether or not the portrayal is still accurate/relevant.
For the second episode of the Southern Summer Movie Theater Natassia Cherne of Brodette Nation podcast joins host Allison to take an up-close look at Fried Green Tomatoes, a movie set in rural Alabama and Georgia. Allison and Natassia discuss the role friendship plays among women living in the American South focusing on how hearing the tale of two women's friendship in the 1920s inspires the main character, Evelyn Couch, to go on her own journey of self-discovery.