BOUND is an over-the-top, lesbian thriller, with Violet as a girlfriend to mob hit man Caesar, living together in a seedy Chicago apartment. The girl, or butch, next door is Corky, a handy-woman who is remodeling the adjoining flat. When Violet first lays eyes on Corky in the building’s elevator, it is lesbian lust at first sight. When Caesar is out “on business” one day, Violet asks Corky over for sex. Together, they come up with an ingenious plan to make-off with $2 million that Caesar plans to deliver to his boss, later that day. When events don’t go as expected, Corky and Violet find themselves bound in ropes and facing certain death.
This is not a movie for moral Americans. While the sex scenes are carefully photographed to not be too graphic, the foreplay and sexually-charged dialogue will drive away discerning viewers. To make matters even more immoral, this movie shows the mobsters ruffing up a money skimmer and cutting off his fingers. Furthermore, their language is as dirty as their jobs. Film noire has always been gritty and about violent subjects, but the twists and turns involving the ultimate removal of the $2 million could have been performed without all of the negative depictions.
(HoHo, Pa, LLL, VV, SS, NN, A, D, M) Homosexual, pagan worldview; 85 obscenities & 14 profanities; moderate but graphic violence including gunfire murders, beatings, kicking, man's head smashed on toilet, & man's fingers cut off; brief depiction of lesbian fornication & implied lesbian fornication; upper male nudity & full female nudity; alcohol use; smoking; and, mob activity & stealing