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Exclusive: Trailer For Documentary 'Bound By Flesh' About Sideshow Stars Daisy And Violet Hilton

The Playlist By Kevin Jagernauth | The Playlist May 2, 2014 at 1:22PM

While we live in an era where stars can seem to emerge from anything from viral videos to Twitter accounts, this isn't necessarily a recent phenomenon. In the '20s and '30s, crowds flocked to sideshows to see human curiosities, and sometimes those performers became famous themselves. And in the forthcoming documentary "Bound By Flesh," director Leslie Zemeckis examines the sad story of one such duo.
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Bound By Flesh

While we live in an era where stars can seem to emerge from anything from viral videos to Twitter accounts, this isn't necessarily a recent phenomenon. In the '20s and '30s, crowds flocked to sideshows to see human curiosities, and sometimes those performers became famous themselves. And in the forthcoming documentary "Bound By Flesh," director Leslie Zemeckis examines the sad story of one such duo.

From the day they were born, conjoined sisters Daisy and Violet Hilton were groomed for stardom. They were effectively sold by their unmarried mother into the car of another woman, who wasted no time in training the girls for performances, and soon they were touring the world, and even performing as part of Bob Hope's show. But shifty managers, abuse and troubled relationships followed, even as their fame rose, and the sisters' lives came to a tragic end. And this exclusive trailer for the documentary introduces their extraordinary story.

"Bound By Flesh" will open on June 27th. Watch below.

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