“This song is about transformative, loving friendship. It expresses the moment in Thelma & Louise when all of their money gets stolen, they’re on the run and Louise has lost all hope. This awakens a fierce commitment in Thelma to change her passive nature and find a solution for the two of them. It is about caring enough for a friendship that you can allow it to change you, as you both grow together.”
Taking the stage, Whitehead guides the audience through a series of country songs – each lending their own narrative to the powerful evolution of Thelma’s character from the 1991 cult classic – Thelma and Louise. Not only do the songs capture key moments in the characters journey – but there is also a visual element where clips from the film will be interspersed with the music to further highlight important moments of Thelma’s feminist awakening. From innocence and confinement, to independence and an outsider life – the evolution is simultaneously beautiful, strange and heartbreaking as we are taken for a ride with Whitehead into the deep dive of Thelma’s relationship to Louise as she becomes both stronger in herself and closer to her partner in crime.