The first 25 minutes of Bound are a long buildup to a sex scene. But instead of using a man to get what they want, the two protagonists use each other, becoming lovers and conspiring to steal from the mafia. As far as queer cinema goes, this is a very simple and horny movie. Corky, of course, is the bad boy, the butch sex symbol, hair cropped and slick, a threadbare wifebeater barely concealing the tattoos and muscled body. Leather biker jacket.
Jennifer Tilly Remembers Her Bound Sex Scene
Bound appears to be ripe with all the elements necessary for a top-notch exploitation flick: leather, guns, gangsters, blood, and a couple of hot-to-trot lesbians. And, by taking chances and twisting conventions, they have hit paydirt. Bound is among the best film noir entries of the decade; from beginning to end, it's solidly entertaining. Ceasar Joe Pantoliano is a money launderer for the mob sometimes in a very literal fashion -- watch how he cleans up a sack of bloody bills. His live-in girlfriend, Violet Jennifer Tilly , a closet lesbian, is itching to get free of him "I want out! I want a new life! She sees her chance when an ex-con named Corky Gina Gershon moves in next door.
Bound (United States, 1996)
The neo-noir crime drama, Bound, marked the directorial debut of the transgender Wachowski siblings, formerly Larry and Andy, now Lana and Lilly, respectively. To make the sex scenes between the two women come alive, the Wachowskis hired sex educator Susie Bright to choreograph them. Violet leads her through the apartment. It is expensively furnished with very masculine tastes; a lot of gray and black leather.
It's pure cinema, spread over several genres. It's a caper movie, a gangster movie, a sex movie and a slapstick comedy. It's amazing to discover all this virtuosity and confidence in two first-time filmmakers, Larry and Andy Wachowski , self-described college dropouts, still in their 20s, from Chicago.