The pair of twisted sisters at the heart of the psychosexual melodrama Female Perversions (1997) are connected as if by a shared umbilical cord. One is an icy and calculating corporate climber whose sensual and mental obsessions take her one rung closer to a sewer bottom with each step she takes up the achievement ladder. Her sibling is a slinky and seductive thief who busts a vaginal O with every successful steal. Linked by birth, bonded unto death, these women speed along desperate, parallel paths that might lead to enlightenment or end in oblivion. Each sister holds the key to the other's transformation, be it triumphant or fatal.