|Fried Green Tomatoes is based on the true story of Bess Fortenberry of Irondale, Alabama.|
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Plot: When Evelyn Couch starts having marriage trouble she goes on a trip to visit relatives in a nursing home. There Evelyn meets Ninny Threadgoode. who entertains her with the story of Idgie Threadgoode a young woman from Alabama's 1920's. Through the tale of Idgie Threadgoode's animated life, Evelyn finds the inspiration to develop an assertiveness in her own character and a strong friendship with Ninny along the way.Based on the true story of Bess Fortenberry of Irondale Alabama.