Gay Essential Films To Watch, Bound

Corky (Gina Gershon) is a lesbian and former con artist who is trying to leave her unlawful past behind and rebuild her life. After being released from prison, the woman takes up a job as a plumber and is assigned her first project: an apartment to fix and paint for a decent amount of money. However, Corky’s work takes a back seat when she meets the mischievous couple next door – Caesar (Joe Pantoliano), a mafia gangster who launders money and his enticing mistress, Violet (Jennifer Tilly). Their relationship has lasted for five years. But as soon as the two women are alone in a room, they begin flirting heavily. They want to have sex, but they are interrupted by Caesar’s return.

Corky and Violet grow closer together over time and their relationship becomes deeply intimate, not only physically, but also emotionally. The latter opens up about her struggles with Caesar and her fears. She also tells Corky that she overheard her lover torturing a man named Shelly (Barry Kivel) who had been stealing money from the mafia. Violet confides in Corky and tries to convince her to run away together. She plans on stealing the two million dollars which Caesar will collect from Shelly and plots an entire scheme with her newfound girlfriend on how to do it. However, Corky isn’t certain that she can trust Violet.

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Bound is one of those movies that works you up, wrings you out and leaves you gasping. It’s pure cinema, spread over several genres. It’s a caper movie, a gangster movie, a sex movie and a slapstick comedy.”
   Roger Ebert

Bound is among the best film noir entries of the decade; from beginning to end, it’s solidly entertaining.”
   ReelViews

“It’s tense, sometime funny, sexy and endlessly stylish.”
   Big Gay Picture Show

Did You Know?

When the Wachowskis were trying to sign with a studio in order to shoot The Matrix (1999), Bound was the film which convinced the company to give them a chance, as their talent for directing was evident. Moreover, many studies declined Lana and Lilly’s script due to the fact that it showcased a lesbian relationship and claimed that they would only sign them as long as they turn Corky’s character into a man. The entire motion picture was shot during the course of thirty-eight days. Review our Gay Themed Films Here

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