It Almost Didn't Happen
It’s kind of hard to believe that not that long ago a movie like Bound—which is no doubt an incredible film—would have been considered controversial. Yet, it was, and it almost didn’t happen. I don’t know about you, but the idea of never seeing Jennifer Tilly and Gina Gershon brings a tear to my eye.
According to Jennifer Tilly the folks at Warner Bros. really wanted it to a normal, boy and girl running from the mob love story. Thankfully that didn’t happen. Needless to say Tilly and everyone else on the planet was happy with the final product.
I'm always really happy when people come up to me and they say — a lot of women say, “That movie made me come out of the closet.” You know, originally the Wachowskis did Matrix at Warner Bros. and Warner Bros. said they would give them $15 or $20 million to make the movie, but they would have to make Corky a man. They said, “But Corky is a woman.”
So, it's really kind of amazing. You would never think that Aaron Spelling and Dino De Laurentiis would get together to create one of the seminal films in gay and lesbian cinematic history, but they did it, like strange bedfellows.
Well, I think I’m going to have to pack it up and call it an early day. I need to get home and spend time with one of my favorite movies I haven’t watched in a long time. Feel free to do the same.