From Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe, by Fannie Flagg
Fried Green Tomatoes directed by Jon Avnet
Nominated by Tyisha Turner
Idgie Threadgoode is one of the main characters in this film based on the novel Fried Green Tomatoes at the Whistle Stop Cafe by Fannie Flagg. Idgie is a fierce, free-spirited, resourceful young woman. She proves herself a true heroine as she overcomes death, violence, racism, and sexism throughout her life.
This film is a recount of that dramatic life spent with her best friend, Ruth, the close bond the two women shared, and the challenges they overcame together.
The inspirational way that Idgie repeatedly put her life on the line for her friends, women and African-Americans, in order for them to prevail over the violent, white-supremacist men in their Alabama hometown, makes Idgie a model example for women and people everywhere.
Idgie's courage and fiery spirit make her a worthy mascot for generations to come.