Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1989)

Pedro Almodóvar directs Victoria Abril, Antonio Banderas and Loles Léon in this erotic drama where a Spanish movie star is held captive by an unstable young man who has fallen for her.

Possibly the first Almodóvar I watched back in the day. Definitely before I even knew who he was. Probably bored me back then beyond the nudity. I enjoyed it a lot more as an adult. As with a lot of Pedro’s work this wasn’t PC back then and has aged even worse in terms of “wokeness” but for those of us looking for emotionally charged exploitation and kinky histrionics this delivers. Great lead performances from Abril and Banderas.


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