Idgie grew up in Whistle Stop near Birmingham, Alabama. The younger sister of Buddy Threadgoode the tomboy Idgie was profoundly affected by the untimely death of her brother in a train accident. Having a hard time dealing with her grief she distanced herself from her family. Eventually the straight laced Ruth Jamison came to live with the Threadgoode family and was able to break through the shell Idgie had built up around herself.
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It only takes a minute to sign up. In the movie Fried Green Tomatoes a story is told to an unhappy house wife about two women Idgie and Ruth and their adventures. The elderly woman telling the story is named Ninny Threadgoode. One of the principal characters is named Idgie Threadgoode.
The film reveals how a young Ruth went on to fight for gender equality with the unwavering support of Marty, a highly successful tax lawyer. Her marriage to Marty was the blood that ran through her veins. Armie Hammer plays Marty in the film and has deep admiration for the man, who was ahead of his time. He did whatever it took in order to facilitate his wife being able to achieve what she did. Marty maintained this support throughout their marriage, in part because of his own great self-assurance.
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