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Thirst: Female Desire on Screen

Bound

+ intro by Willow Catelyn Maclay, writer and film critic MUBI Notebook (via Skype)

A seductive neo-noir and cult classic centring on lesbian desire in dangerous circumstances.

Image from Bound + intro by Willow Catelyn Maclay, writer and film critic MUBI Notebook (via Skype)

USA 1996
Dirs Lilly and Lana Wachowski
With Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Joe Pantoliano
108min
35mm
Certificate 18

The Wachowskis’ debut feature stars Jennifer Tilly as Violet, a gangster’s moll to Joe Pantoliano’s Caesar. Their dysfunctional dynamic is interrupted by lesbian ex-con Corky (Gershon), whose seduction of Violet comes with a plan to steal money from the mob. This violent neo-noir puts a rare focus on two women who not only unapologetically enjoy sex, but enjoy it with each other.

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