I saw the film soon after it first came out some ten years ago and have been looking forward to acquire it on DVD. My disappointment was therefore rather big when I discovered that some scenes have been cut out of the original version on this DVD edition. The fact that the love making between the main characters (Ruth and Idgie) in this edition is not present stinks of political uptightness. It is similar to portraying the 1940's as a period when no one smoked cigarettes as was done in the recent Pearl Habour movie. The gravity the missing scenes has on the film is severe because it is impossible to understand the close bonding between Idgie and Ruth if sexual desire is absent in their relationship. The editiors of this DVD version attempts to sell a story about a life long friendship between two women. But having stripped this version for the original scenes unfortunately renders the main characters pretty lame and pointless in their quest. Why would two people choose to hang out with each other for a life time if there wasn't any sex involved? Perhaps this DVD edition sells better to middle-america, perhaps we are all left more stupid because it causes less controversy. Hopefully the original version will be available one day as the present version is not worth seeing.
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