Thanks to the ubiquitousness of the Bury Your Gays trope—in which queer characters are killed off at much higher rates than cisgender heterosexual ones—there has historically been a shortage of film and television with queer characters getting a happy ending.
Popular films and TV shows that have invoked this trope include “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” “Brokeback Mountain,” “Pretty Little Liars” (twice), “Black Swan,” and “The Walking Dead,” “Teen Wolf,” and many, many more.
– Directors: Lana Wachowski, Lilly Wachowski
– IMDb user rating: 7.3
– Metascore: 61
– Runtime: 109 minuteSteamy and extremely violent, “Bound” is a groundbreaking film across multiple genres. The debut film by the sisters and trans activist duo Lana and Lilly Wachowski (of “The Matrix” fame), this lesbian crime thriller centers on a woman who wants to escape a relationship with her mafioso boyfriend.