I say no. The movie changed the ending a bit. Also Ninny wears a wedding ring and told the story about having a mentally defective baby that she kept even though doctors told her to institutionalize him. She cared for him for 30 years. In the movie, Idgie did not marry, nor have any children.
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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. The two women soon became friends despite their very different backgrounds. Ruth took to calling Idgie The Bee Charmer due to Idgie's adeptness at retrieving honey from bee hives.
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I yell because I want them to understand what it was like, and I yell because I get mad all over again. We so rarely saw ourselves onscreen! Lesbians were particularly invisible.
Click to see full answer Keeping this in view, who is ninny threadgoode too Idgie threadgoode? 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.