Bound by Flesh


Leslie Zemeckis | US, 2012 | 91 min.

The Hilton Sisters were once the highest paid act in vaudeville, yet they never saw a dime. Conjoined at the hip, the “Siamese” twins began their career in carnival sideshows, but went on to become stars of stage and screen, featured in Tod Browning’s Freaks. But, show business can prove to be fickle as the twins struggled in their later years to find work. Leslie Zemeckis’ compelling documentary chronicles the ups and downs of Violet’s and Daisy’s lives and careers, from their heyday as America’s sweethearts to their final days as grocery store clerks, shedding light on their unusual bond.